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92nd Street Y and Ellevate Network Launch Video Series to Give Voice to Women Leaders

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yesterday, 92nd Street Y (92Y) and Ellevate Network announced the launch of their dynamic “Women Who Lead” video series, spotlighting women leaders in business, finance, technology and media. The series features Ellevate Network's Chair, Sallie Krawcheck and other female executives and entrepreneurs, such as Ellyn Shook and Natalia Oberti Noguera.

The “Women Who Lead” series is being released in conjunction with the upcoming launch of 92Y’s new Women inPower, a cross-sector fellowship program designed to help up to 20 women advance to the next stage of their careers: the C-suite. Nominations for the Class of 2016 open this September. Asha Curran, Director of 92Y’s Center for Innovation and Social Impact, states, "92Y is proud to launch this initiative in partnership with Ellevate Network to amplify the voices of remarkable and diverse women leaders. Our goal is to inspire women at every stage of their careers, and to see more women propelled to the uppermost levels of leadership, where they are still so sorely underrepresented.”

Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of Ellevate Network, says, “To celebrate women leaders is to celebrate diversity. And what I love about this video series is that each leader brings her unique experience, expertise and advice in a way that we hope will inspire other women to advance their careers or start a new business. We felt that working with 92nd Street Y and its Women inPower Fellowship was a natural partnership to give voice to a diverse group of women in business.” Ellevate Network is a collaborative community and educational resource for professional women who create, inspire and lead.

The “Women Who Lead” lineup includes some of today’s most influential and successful women in business. A new video will be released each Tuesday from now through September 1, and Ellevate Network’s own Sallie Krawcheck kicks off the series; her video brings into sharp focus the power of diversity in the workplace.

Another featured leader in the series is Ellyn Shook, Chief Human Resources Officer at Accenture, who also serves on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. Shook gives invaluable advice on career advancement.

Susan Bratton--a veteran of Wall St. and the Founder and CEO of Meals to Heal, a nutrition platform for cancer patients--shares savvy negotiation advice for women.

Jennefer Witter, named by Madame Noire as one of the country’s top ten black entrepreneurs and CEOs, is founder and CEO of The Boreland Group, Inc., a public relations agency. She highlights communication skills that command respect in the workplace.

Natalia Oberti Noguera, who was named one of the “55 most influential women on Twitter” by Fortune, is founder and CEO of Pipeline Fellowship, which is a women’s bootcamp for angel-investing. She offers insights on raising capital for female entrepreneurs.

Additional featured leaders include Geri Stengel, President of Ventureneer, a digital media and market research company that provides education and training to small businesses and nonprofits; Susan Avarde, who is the former Head of Global Brand at Citigroup Inc. & CitiWoman and a public speaker on megatrends and engagement; and Amanda Steinberg, a personal finance expert and the founder and CEO of DailyWorth.com, a financial media company.

Ellevate Network will also be holding Twitter Chats featuring the “Women Who Lead” speakers, to provide the opportunity to connect with these leaders. Details can be found on www.EllevateNetwork.com.

About Women inPower

Women inPower is a dynamic cross-sector fellowship program designed to help high-potential women advance to the next stage of their career, the C-suite. This one-of-a-kind program will provide 15-20 female leaders in New York City with executive mentorship, educational training and workshops, and membership in an active community of female leaders. Nominations for the Class of 2016 will open in September 2015. Visitwww.womeninpower.org to learn more.

About Ellevate Network

Ellevate Network is a global women's network, serving as the essential resource for professional women who create, inspire and lead. It is operated on the belief that the research is clear: companies and the economy perform better when women are fully engaged. The most dynamic network of its kind, Ellevate is made up of successful, motivated and passionate professional women from various industries and walks of life with one common belief: that investing in themselves and in other women is good business. To learn more, go to https://www.ellevatenetwork.com

About 92Y

92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world's best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 and now recognized across the US and in a growing number of regions worldwide as a day to celebrate and promote giving. These kinds of initiatives are transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y's digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish institution, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org

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