In This Issue

  1. Local Companies Go ALL IN on Equitable Workplaces
  2. Erie County & Cornell Publish "True Cost of Child Care" Study
  3. Welcoming New Leaders to the WNYWF Board of Directors
Local Companies Standing Up for Women
The WNY Women's Foundation's ALL IN Initiative is a powerful movement to advance gender equity in the workplace.

ALL IN aims to make Western New York a premier place for women to earn, learn, and lead by engaging our community in purposeful efforts to empower women and illuminate pathways to leadership.

We are thrilled to announce that four of our ALL IN Employer Partners have successfully achieved their POWER Certification!

Congratulations to M&T Bank, the Girl Scouts of WNY, Crisis Services, and Harmac on achieving this important milestone!
The culmination of many years of work and effort, the ALL IN POWER (Positioning Our Women for Every Role) Certification attests to a company’s commitment to gender equity and inclusion.

To achieve this certification, a company must meet a series of metrics designed to create greater intersectional gender equity in their workplace, including improving their policies and culture around professional development, hiring and retention, compensation, operations, and more.

This accomplishment is a powerful statement to the efficacy of ALL IN in
moving the needle and making Western New York a more equitable place for women.
We are also very excited to welcome our second cohort of Employee Partners to ALL IN in 2022:

  • Allied Motion Technologies
  • Buffalo State College
  • CCNY
  • Delaware North
  • Girl Scouts of WNY
  • Harter Secrest
  • Milestone Consulting

If your company is interested in standing up for women and improving equity and inclusion practices, contact Aster Hathaway, our ALL IN Coordinator at
Erie County & Cornell Release Vital
"The True Cost of Child Care" Study
This week, our partners at Erie County and Cornell University released an invaluable new report that illustrates just how impossible the current system is for child care providers. These providers are predominantly female small business owners who choose to serve our most marginalized families.

Investing in quality child care is a critical public investment to create a better functioning, more equitable, and democratic economy and society. 

The WNY Women's Foundation is proud to serve on Erie County's Emergency Child Care Task Force and has made securing universal child care a cornerstone of our 2022 advocacy priorities.

We applaud Erie County's commitment to this issue and were pleased to collaborate with the County and Cornell in producing this important study.
WNYWF Welcomes New Leaders to
2022 Board of Directors
This January, the WNY Women's Foundation is thrilled to welcome six exceptional women leaders to our Board of Directors:

Odie Brant Porter
President of Odie Porter Consulting

Breauna Crumpler
Vice President, Private Client Advisor at Bank of America

Natalie Fischer
Senior Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis at Columbus McKinnon Corporation

Anne Joynt
Partner at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC

Linda Angert Kahn
Institutional Strategist / Development Consultant

Crystal J. Rodriguez-Dabney
Chief of Staff & Chief Diversity Officer at SUNY Buffalo State College

Our new Board class brings expertise, connections, and passion to the
Foundation—all of which will be needed as we continue to make Western
New York a better place for women to earn, learn, and lead in 2022 and beyond!
The WNY Women's Foundation is committed to creating opportunities for women to earn, learn, and lead.

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