Celebrating Women's History Month

"When women and girls are empowered to participate fully in society, everyone benefits." 
- Melinda Gates
As part of the celebration of Women's History Month in March, there will be many stories recounting significant moments in women's history.  Living in upstate New York - commonly described as the birthplace of the women's right movement - there are many historic sites reminding us of the important role women have played in shaping our nation's history. 
The Central New York Women's Bar Association, which seeks to advance the rights and opportunities for women generally and of women in the legal profession, has its own rich history.  CNYWBA's history highlights some of the amazing women, including Karen DeCrow, who paved the way for women in the profession and fought for equality of all races and genders.  This March, we pay tribute to Karen, as well as CNYWBA's other founding members, whose contributions have proved invaluable to those of us in the profession. 
In honor of Women's History Month, it is fitting to recognize not only the founders of our organization, but also those who continue to work towards the objectives of advancing the role of women in society and in the legal profession.  If you know a member of the judiciary or legal community deserving of such recognition, we encourage you to nominate that individual for the Central New York Women's Bar Association Karen DeCrow Award, which will be presented at the Annual Meeting in April.   

- Nicole Marlow-Jones, 2018-19 CNYWBA President