NEW YORK, NY - Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, will hold its 2014 Aiming High Awards on Wednesday, April 30th, recognizing remarkable women whose personal leadership has broken new ground for women in business. Now in its 44th year of advancing the rights of women and girls, Legal Momentum has hosted the Aiming High Awards for 14 years to highlight the accomplishments of women and the benefits of pro-diversity policies in the nation’s most successful companies. The women will be honored at the Aiming High—A Celebration of the Power of Women luncheon at the New York Hilton. The fundraiser, which brings together more than 400 professionals and supporters of women’s rights, has become a New York City tradition for America’s top law firms and businesses.
Legal Momentum’s new President and CEO, former New York City deputy mayor and counsel to Michael Bloomberg Carol Robles-Román, will speak about the organization’s current work and recent achievements. An advocate for fair justice and women’s rights throughout her career, Ms. Robles-Román will share her vision of a future where all women and girls are free from gender-based discrimination and violence.
The 2014 Aiming High honorees are:
● Doris Meister, President, U.S. Markets, Tri-State, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
● Amy Olli, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, CA Technologies
● Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
● Ilene Wachs, President, Horizon Casualty Services, Inc., Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
● Linda Zukauckas, Executive Vice President & Corporate Controller, American Express Company
Aiming High, A Celebration of the Power of Women will take place from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 30th in the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton. Sponsorship and ticket information is available at www.legalmomentum.org/aim-high.
About Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1970 to advance the rights of women across the nation by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy in three broad areas: economic justice, freedom from gender-based violence, and equality under the law. Successful initiatives include judicial education programs on the realities of sexual assault, domestic violence, and their intersection; successful advocacy for the Violence Against Women Act and for expanded protections for Native American and other survivors of violence in its 2013 reauthorization; gaining media attention for the issue of women and poverty; and representing women who have been subjected to workplace pregnancy and gender discrimination with precedent-setting litigation. For more information, visit www.legalmomentum.org.