WOMEN’S WAY 46th Annual Celebration

WOMEN’S WAY 46th Annual Celebration

EQUITY CHAMPIONS UNITE

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 5:00 PM EST | The Crystal Tea Room
(Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Phila., PA 19107)

Calling all Equity Champions! You are cordially invited to our premiere event of the year, the WOMEN’S WAY 46th Annual Celebration: Equity Champions Unite. This annual gathering is a vital opportunity for our supporters to unite in solidarity, focusing on the empowerment of women, girls, and the gender-expansive community. Because of funding from this important event, WOMEN’S WAY is in a unique position to tackle the region’s most pressing problems by leveraging funds in service of our mission to advance the status of women and girls and promote gender and racial equity. Under the banner of this year’s theme, Equity Champions Unite, we pay tribute to the remarkable strides made by each of us in championing equity and inclusivity. Together, we can level the playing field and score a future where every individual has the chance to thrive.

Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a drink ticket, and dessert with ample free parking available. Join us as we come together and set the play in motion for a more equitable future.

Lucretia Mott Honorees: Tobin Heath and Christen Press

2x World Cup Winners, Pay Equity Trailblazers, Co-Founders of RE-INC

*While their soccer season commitments prevent in-person attendance, we are excited to hear from them in an exclusive virtual acceptance speech to learn more about their inspiring lives and work.

Tobin Heath is a 2x World Cup Champion for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team, an equal pay pioneer, and the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of RE—INC. She is a 4x Olympian, with two gold medals and a bronze medal. She is known as one of the most skillful and entertaining players in the game. Throughout her club career, Heath has played for PSG, the Portland Thorns, Manchester United, and Arsenal. Tobin brings her vision, leadership, and creativity as a Co-CEO of RE—INC, a values-led brand that exists to reimagine the way women are seen and experienced in sports. This summer, RE—INC launched a media division with a critically acclaimed show: The RE—CAP Show World Cup Edition, hosted by Tobin.

Christen Press is a 2x World Cup Champion for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team, an equal pay pioneer, and the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of RE—INC. She is one of the top 10 goalscorers ever on the USWNT and holds the scoring record at Stanford. Christen currently plays for Angel City FC. Christen led the USWNT’s historic achievement of Equal Pay and served as the leader of the USWNT Player’s Associate for 2 years. For four years, Christen has been the CEO, and now Co-CEO of RE—INC, a values-led brand that exists to reimagine the way women are seen and experienced in sports. She is a 2-year Board Member of Grassroots Soccer, a non-profit organization that uses the power of soccer to provide mentors, information, and health services to at-risk youth in Africa.

Gender Equity Champion Award

This year we are honoring Jennifer Rice with the WOMEN’S WAY Gender Equity Champion Award. Jennifer Rice is a true champion for women’s rights and freedoms. Her commitment to the advancement of women, girls, and gender and racial equity is demonstrated by her long-term support of WOMEN’S WAY, her engagement in the community, and her advocacy to support women in leadership positions and for elected office. Jennifer’s exemplary leadership as a member of the Gender Wealth Institute’s Advisory Council, long-term donor, and a dedicated advocate for gender justice deeply reflects our commitment to building a region where all women and girls can thrive. Learn more and join the Tribute Committee in honor of Jennifer Rice  

Corporate Ally Award

We are delighted to collectively honor Working for Women and ZS this year as our inaugural Corporate Ally Honorees for their exceptional dedication to supporting our mission. Working for Women sits at the intersection of business and social change. They invest dollars and skills from businesses into nonprofits whose missions are to advance gender equity. Three years ago, W4W connected WOMEN’S WAY with ZS, a global management consulting and technology firm that works side by side with companies to help drive customer value and solve their business challenges. ZS is committed to leveraging its skills, expertise, time, and energy to strengthen the efforts of gender justice nonprofits. During the past three years,  ZS engaged 25 of its employees to deepen and expand three Gender Wealth Institute initiatives that are working to close the gender and racial wealth gap.  Their outstanding commitment has made a significant impact on advancing the goals and mission of WOMEN’S WAY.

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WOMEN’S WAY gratefully acknowledges the following early supporters of our 46th Annual Celebration!

Silver: Ballard Spahr

Bronze: Comcast NBCUniversal, PECO, Winston & Strawn LLP

Copper: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Rivers Casino Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Friends Circle: The Forum of Executive Women, NWON Opportunities, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children