Berkeley College Vice President Moderates YWCA Dialogue among Women Leaders in Recognition of Women's History Month

 
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
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BERKELEY COLLEGE VICE PRESIDENT MODERATES YWCA 
DIALOGUE AMONG WOMEN LEADERS IN RECOGNITION OF 
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

 

Photo Caption A: ‘New York City Women Leaders: The Power of Influence and Purpose,’ a panel discussion by the YWCA of New York City (NYC) hosted by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP at the law firm’s headquarters in the Financial District of New York City, shared the perspectives of women in public service and their drive to address the socio-economic disparities for women and all New Yorkers. The panelists (left to right) included Allison Sesso, Executive Director, Human Services Council of New York; Carmelyn P. Malalis, Commissioner and Chair, NYC Commission on Human Rights; Aletha Maybank, MD, Associate Commissioner and Director, Center for Health Equality, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Elizabeth Crowley, City Council Member for NYC District 30; and Maya Wiley, Counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The discussion was moderated by Dallas Reed (far right), PhD, Berkeley College Vice President, Student Development and Campus Life.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, the YWCA of New York City (NYC) held a panel discussion of women leaders. New York City Women Leaders: The Power of Influence and Purpose, hosted by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP at the law firm’s headquarters in the Financial District of New York City, shared the perspectives of women in public service and their drive to address the socio-economic disparities for women and all New Yorkers. 

“We want equality for all New Yorkers,” said Maya Wiley, Counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who advises the Mayor on legal matters and oversees special projects, including jobs for all New Yorkers, civil and human rights, and gender equity.

The discussion, featuring five panelists, was moderated by Dallas Reed, PhD, Berkeley College Vice President of Student Development and Campus Life. Dr. Reed was recognized by the YWCA-NYC at the 42nd Annual Academy of Women Leaders Salute, a celebration of women leaders who inspire greatness. 

“These women on the panel are raising awareness of the racial, gender, health and other economic disparities that exist in our society,” said Dr. Reed. “Today we learned more about the efforts of these prominent women to drive systemic change.”

Panelists included Ms. Wiley; Elizabeth Crowley, City Council Member for NYC District 30, which covers parts of Queens; Carmelyn P. Malalis, Commissioner and Chair, NYC Commission on Human Rights; Aletha Maybank, MD, Associate Commissioner and Director, Center for Health Equality, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and Allison Sesso, Executive Director, Human Services Council of New York.

“There has to be an urgency to what you do and how you do it,” said Ms. Crowley.

“No matter where you are, you always need role models to do more and push more,” said Danielle Moss Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of NYC.

Each of the panelists shared the sense of purpose that inspires them to pursue their fields.

“It is a privilege to serve others and to do what you love,” said Ms. Wiley.

More than 50 guests attended the event.

 A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

 Berkeley College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the third consecutive year.  The website address iswww.BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

Photo Caption B: ‘New York City Women Leaders: The Power of Influence and Purpose,’ a panel discussion sponsored by the YWCA of New York City shared the perspectives of women in public service and their drive to address the socio-economic disparities for women and all New Yorkers. The discussion was hosted by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP at the law firm’s headquarters in the Financial District of New York City and moderated by Dallas Reed, PhD, Berkeley College Vice President of Student Development and Campus Life. Participants (left to right) include Carmelyn P. Malalis, Commissioner and Chair, NYC Commission on Human Rights; Allison Sesso, Executive Director, Human Services Council of New York; Maya Wiley, Counsel to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; Aletha Maybank, MD, Associate Commissioner and Director, Center for Health Equality, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;Dallas Reed, Berkeley College Vice President of Student Development and Campus Life; Elizabeth Crowley, City Council Member for NYC District 30; Danielle Moss Lee, CEO, YWCA of NYC; and Marcia L. Tyler, Chief of Staff, YWCA of NYC.

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