Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. is a Gynecologist, Director of the New York Menopause Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is a board certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Allen is also a member of the Faculty Advisory Board and the Women’s Health Director of The Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC). Dr. Allen was the recipient of the 2014 American Medical Women’s Association Presidential Award.

Dear Reader:

From left: Gayfrid Steinberg; Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen; Dr. Wulf Utian, Founder of North American Menopause Society; Faith Childs: Laura Baudo Sillerman, and Elizabeth Hemmerdinger.

From left: Gayfrid Steinberg; Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen; Dr. Wulf Utian, Founder of North American Menopause Society; Faith Childs: Laura Baudo Sillerman, and Elizabeth Hemmerdinger celebrate Women’s Voices at its first fund-raiser, in 2005.

Today is the day of our almost-annual fund-raising luncheon. We hold these events periodically in order to raise the funds we need to keep going as a website and as a source of support for worthy causes (more about that next week).

We are able to hold them because women like Liz Smith, Ann Richards, Silda Wall Spitzer, and Arianna Huffington have stepped up for us, lending their names and intelligence as headliners. Because of them we have had sold-out events that drew donations and attention to us and our mission.

This year, two dynamic women who have shattered publishing’s glass ceilings will be onstage. Valerie Salembier, most recently publisher and chief financial officer of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country, will be interviewed by Ellen Levine, editorial director of all Hearst magazines and a conceptualizer of Oprah’s O Magazine. In addition to speaking about her fascinating career, Valerie will talk about the horrific realities of the fashion counterfeiting industry, and we will report on that later as well.

What is most important is that you realize that you will be there too. This is much more than a social or fund-raising occasion. While we will spotlight the energy and vision that have made Women’s Voices for Change into your online magazine, we will be celebrating—more than anything—you, our readers.

Content that falls on blind eyes and deaf ears is nothing more than empty words. It is engaged readership and “writership” that have made Women’s Voices for Change the phenomenon it is.

We never lose sight of you and how you challenge and inspire us to bring you the information, entertainment, and commentary you seek. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sincerely,

Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Publisher and Co-Founder,
Women’s Voices for Change

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  • Roz Warren April 25, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I’m sorry I wasn’t there. Sounds fascinating! Will you be posting anything about this event after the fact? I’d really enjoy reading about it or seeing a video clip.

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