United Way of New York City (UWNYC) has relationships with over 600 corporations across New York City and more than 40,000 individuals, half of whom are women.

Women United is a network of vibrant, diverse female professionals who value the power of community, aspire to be part of something bigger than themselves, and believe in making smart investments personally, professionally, and philanthropically. These talented women advocate, fundraise and volunteer with UWNYC to improve the lives of New York City’s children and families and get them on the path to leading self-sufficient lives.

Founded in 2002, Women United has over 75,000 members internationally, representing 174 communities in six countries worldwide. Women United has raised over $1.5 billion dollars since its inception.

Membership Benefits

•   Collaborate within an exclusive network of philanthropic thought leaders
•   Access critical events focused on education, income, and health issues
•   Volunteer at community-partner sites to serve New Yorkers directly

Join WOMEN UNITED today and build your capacity to be a dynamic community-leader, who makes New York City work for every New Yorker. To learn more, contact Meghan Droge at mdroge@uwnyc.org.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be an agent of change!

Experience the Power

United Way of New York City’s Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon has been home to one of the most dynamic and engaging female audiences in New York City for over a decade. Bringing together some of our City’s most-influential people, the Luncheon celebrates the power that women have to change not only New York City, but communities around the world.

United Way of New York City’s (UWNYC) WOMEN UNITED is a network of accomplished, philanthropically-minded women who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of struggling New Yorkers. Women who join WOMEN UNITED collaborate with an exclusive organization of female thought-leaders here in NYC and across the globe with more than 70,000 members worldwide, access impactful events focused on education, health, and financial stability, and showcase expertise through skills-based volunteer opportunities. Picture yourself with the opportunity both professionally and personally to become a leader through fundraising, advocating, and-volunteering. You can be a part of the association that to date has raised over $5 million for youth empowerment in NYC.

Each year, the Luncheon serves as a premier opportunity to engage with some of New York City’s leaders from across sectors-from finance to government to healthcare-and WOMEN UNITED members. The ambiance of the beautiful Ziegfeld Ballroom-where the luncheon is held-adds to the dynamic energy that fills the room. Enriching the experience even more, is that all proceeds from the event benefit United Way of New York City’s ReadNYC program — helping to get children reading on grade-level by third grade, a critical milestone in their future success.

We invite you, your colleagues, and your friends to join us as we celebrate the 14th year of this signature, must-attend NYC event.

Attend the 14th Annual Luncheon

Groups & Companies

Empower Your Team

For over a decade, United Way of New York City’s Power of Women to Make a Difference Award Luncheon has served as a dynamic gathering for New York City’s powerful women. An amazing event, bringing together industry leaders from across sectors, the Luncheon provides a unique opportunity to not only interact with key influencers in our City, but also to engage your employees.

The iconic ambiance of New York City’s landmark Ziegfeld Ballroom serves as the backdrop, as we celebrate the impact we are making together in the lives of our City’s most-challenged neighbors. We then encourage you to go beyond the luncheon and be a part of United Way of New York City’s WOMEN UNITED-a network of accomplished, community-driven women, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of struggling New Yorkers.

Women who join WOMEN UNITED collaborate with an exclusive organization of female thought-leaders here in NYC and across the globe with more than 70,000 members worldwide. Members gain access to impactful events focused on education, health, and financial stability, and showcase expertise through skills-based volunteer opportunities. Picture yourself, or a representative from your business, attaining the opportunity both professionally and personally to become a leader through fund raising, advocating, and volunteering.

As champions for education, WOMEN UNITED advocates for ReadNYC, a UWNYC program designed to improve grade-level reading by third grade-a critical milestone in a child’s future success. Your company can be a part of the network that to date has raised over $5 million for youth empowerment in NYC.

Additionally, WOMEN UNITED is a wonderful way to engage employees outside of the workplace in affinity groups, complimenting your company’s own corporate social responsibility committees. Working together, we can align our interests and offer you and your employees a comprehensive suite of engagement opportunities that not only empower and excite, but also make a measurable impact on our community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us as we celebrate the 14th year of this signature, a must-­attend NYC event.

Join Women United