Shellye Archambeau speaks to Forum members about her best personal and professional advice from her new book, Unapologetically Ambitious.

Unique Experiences. By members, For members.

All Forum Programs are imbued with the unique insights, access and experience of our members. Our membership encompasses a broad array of industries, institutions and cultures—enabling us to tap into the most exciting happenings, ideas and people of New York City and the world. Forum members share an intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for life in our city. By leveraging our connections, we create a diverse mix of in-depth programs that educate, empower, enlighten and entertain.

The key criteria for any Forum Program is that it must provide exclusivity — a program you can only experience by being a Forum member.

The breadth of our programs includes experiences such as Chatham House Rules sessions with Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor, going behind the scenes at the Tony Awards, a private viewing of the Whitney Biennial, a discussion of Women in Sports with Billie Jean King, the Ultimate Behind the Scenes at Opening Weekend of the 2017 Venice Biennale, a post-election discussion of America’s Place in the World with UN Ambassador Samantha Powers and a candid view of the Global Refugee Crisis with David Milliband.

Our robust calendar of topical programs is complimented by our Signature and Flagship events that bring the values of our Forum Credo to life.

Art, Theater, Music & Fashion

New York City is home to some of the world’s finest cultural institutions and Women’s Forum members are at the helm of many of them, allowing unprecedented access to programming.

Image from a virtual tour of the New York Botanical Gardens, curated by Forum member and the garden’s former CEO and President, Carrie Rebora Barratt.


Sommelier guided wine tasting at the Consulate General of France in NYC.


Business & Finance

Forum member Sallie Krawcheck uses her investing expertise to offer advice to members on the importance of women taking control of their finances.


Forum member and Fortune 250 CEO & Chairman, Deanna Mulligan, spoke about the lessons from her new book, Hire Purpose, and how companies need to prioritize education and commitment to reskilling employees to address the skills gap.


Civic & International Engagement

Women’s Forum of New York members also have access to the umbrella organization of the International Women’s Forum. Based in Washington, D.C. and connecting women from across the globe by conducting two conferences a year, one in North America and the other abroad.

Forum members tour the UN General Assembly room after lunch with the US Ambassador.


New York Forum members have access to International Women’s Forum programming such as a virtual tour of the London National Gallery.


Personal & Professional Development

In “Courageous Conversations on Race,” Forum member, Arva Rice moderated a discussion with Forum colleagues, Cheryl McKissack Daniel, Melissa James, Karol Mason, and Sheena Wright about their personal experiences with systemic racism and how we as a society, can begin the work of addressing inequality.


EY Sponsored program “The Path from C-suite to Boardroom.”


Calendar of Events

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