Power Women

Press release

November 18, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 30th, 2023

Moves Power Women Annual Gala & Awards Dinner r
November 18th, 2023

Host: Huma Abedin, Chief of Staff to Hillary Rodham Clinton, NYT Best Selling Author & MSNBC Contributor


On November 18th, 2023, New York Moves Magazine hosts its 20th annual Moves Power Women Gala and Dinner celebrating 20 years of Power Women at Columbus Circle’s Mandarin Oriental New York City.

Red Carpet Guests:

Betsey Johnson: 2011 Honoree Fashion Designer, Cultural Icon.Pat Benatar: 2015 Honoree Grammy Award Winner Grammy Award Winner, Singer-Songwriter, Rock Icon. Katheryn Winnick: 2020 Honoree Actor, Co-Founder, The Winnick Foundation.Patricia Clarkson: 2018 Honoree Oscar-Nominated Actor Mira Sorvino: 2007 Honoree Academy Award-Winning Actor & Human Rights Advocate, Gloria Allred: 2011 Honoree Attorney & Partner, Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, Saffron Burrows: 2014 Honoree Actor, writer, Civil Rights Campaigner,Amy Redford: 2008 Honoree Director, Producer, Actor, Felicity Huffman: 2017 Honoree Academy Award Nominated Actor, SE Cupp: 2011 Honoree CNN Host and Political Commentator, Kacy Duke: 2005 Honoree Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Sandra Lee: 2014 Honoree Emmy Award-Winning Advocate, Activist, Philanthropist and Home Life Expert, Lili Estefan: 2016 Honoree Talk Show Host, Univision, Tamsen Fadal: 2015 Honoree Journalist, Podcaster, Author,Maya Wiley: 2009 Honoree President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Tamara Tunie: 2018 Honoree Film & Theater Actor, Activist, Zainab Salbi: 2011 Honoree Women’s Rights Activist, Co-Founder, Daughters for Earth Randi Weingarten: 2010 Honoree President, American Federation of Teachers, Christine Duffy: 2016 Honoree President, Carnival Cruise Line,Maria Elena Salinas: 2012 Honoree American Broadcast Journalist, News Anchor & Author, Caryl Stern: 2020 Honoree Chief Impact Officer, LionTree, Bonnie Bernstein: 2007 Honoree Founder & CEO, Walk Swiftly productions, Robin Dolch: 2013 Honoree Founder and President, Hundred Stories PRHazel Sanchez: 2022 Honoree Anchor, PIX11 Morning News, Catherine Hernandez-Blades: 2018 Honoree Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, SAIC, Laura Walker: 2006 Honoree President, Bennington College, Mindy Grossman: 2020 Honoree Partner, The Consello Group, Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook: 2013 Honoree President & CEO, Charisma Speakers Saranne Rothberg: 2006 Honoree CEO, ComedyCures Foundation, Katie O’Brian: 2014 Honoree President, E.W. Scripps Company Amy Kramer: 2023 Honoree Senior Vice President Ostroff AssociatesTeresa Rodriguez: 2013 Honoree Journalist & Anchor Univision, Heidi Waldorf: 2006 Honoree President, Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics Paige Hemmis: 2008 Honoree TV Host, Lifestyle Design Expert, Taryn Rose: 2005 Honoree Shoe Designer, Enrico Cuini,Patricia Velasquez: 2008 Honoree Founder, The Wayuu Taya Foundation, Brooke Baldwin: 2015 Honoree Journalist, TV Host & Author,Silda Wall Spitzer: 2009 Honoree CEO, Silda’s Jam & New York States of Mind LLC, Artist, Sculptor, Event Producer, Robin Wilson: 2007 Honoree Chairman & CEO, A Blue Egg Corporation, Laura Heltebran: 2022 Honoree Chief Legal Officer, Wheels Up,Dr. Judith A Aberg: 2008 Honoree Dean of System Operations for Clinical Sciences; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases; George Baehr Professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Devika Bulchandani: 2020 Honoree Global CEO, Ogilvy, Alyse Nelson: 2013 Honoree President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership, Kim Davis: 2010 Honoree Senior Executive Vice President, National Hockey League, Anna Griffin: 2018 Honoree Chief Marketing Officer, Commvault Marci Zaroff: 2008 Honoree Founder & President, ECOfashion Corp, Mary Kay Vrba: 2019 Honoree Former President & CEO, Dutchess Tourism Grace Hightower: 2011 Honoree CEO, Coffee of Grace, Kimberley Williams (from) Lumber and Home Centers, Hilarie Burton: Actor, Activist & Author

Photographers: Randall Slavin, Spencer Heyfron, James Weber, William Ferchichi

“Every year New York Moves Magazine celebrates strong, savvy, exceptional women and leaders from all sectors of business and society. We want to wow our guests with an amazing event that promises to be a really memorable evening. As we continue our commitment to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, we look forward to another 20 years of progress towards a fairer and more equitable world.”

— Moonah Ellison, Publisher, New York Moves Magazine.

The Details:

November 18th, 2023.
Red Carpet arrivals begin at 6:00 pm.
The Mandarin Oriental New York  80 Columbus Circle, NYC

The Who:


Bonnie Bernstein, Maria Elena Salinas, Theresa Rodriguez, Hazel Sanchez, Paige Hemmis, S E Cupp, Alexis Glick, Laurie Segall, Maya Wiley, Caryl Stern, Mindi Grossman.


Comedian Karen Morgan, poet Aija Mayrock, international concert pianist Elaine Kwon, Opera Star Anya Bulchandani, singer/songwriter Alyson Michal.

2023 Moves Power Women Honorees Include:

Janey Whiteside…Partner & CEO, Consello Growth & Business Development
Janet Foutty…Former Chair & Consulting CEO Deloitte US
Jessica Jackson…COO and Chief Advocacy Officer, The Reform Alliance
Lola West…Co-founder, Chairwoman, Chief Culture Officer, Westfuller
Julie Brown…Chief Financial Officer, GSK
Anne Del Castillo…Snr Policy Advisor, NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs
Jennifer Gasser…SVP, Partner Brands, World Travel Holdings
Amy Gilliland…President, General Dynamics Information Technology
Kaye Kramer…Founder, Step Up Women’s Network
Cindy Zagieboylo…President & CEO, National MS Society
Martha Delehanty…Chief People Officer, Commvault
Dr Jennifer Ashton…Chief Medical Correspondent, ABC News
Ana Oliveira…President & CEO, The New York Women’s Foundation
Blandine De Navacelle…Head of Studio Lodha
Tiffanee Wade Henderson…G.C.. Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & Litigation, Intl. Paper
Claudia Romo Edelman…Founder, We Are All Human Foundation
Dr Ana Fernandez-Sesma…Chair of Microbiology, Icahn School, Mount Sinai
Kristin McHugh…SVP Marketing & Creative, Verizon
Sarah Bishop…Vice President, Brand and Consumer Marketing, NFL
Heather Hartnett…General Partner & CEO, Human Ventures
Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost…Cmdr, U.S. Transport Command, DOD
Claudio Mazo…SVP, Managing Director, International, Lands’ End
Lexie Komisay…Global Head, Partner Products & Growth, Meta
Amy Kramer…Senior Vice President, Ostroff Associates

Past Power issues have included such strong personalities as Cherie Blair; media mogul Arianna Huffington; US Congresswoman Deborah Wasserman Shultz; international concert pianist Hélène Grimaud; actors/activists Kerry Washington, Susan Sarandon, and Ashley Judd; The Enough Projects’ Andie MacDowell and Robin Wright; supermodels Iman and Christie Brinkley; best-selling author Jodi Picoult; Shark Tank’s Lori Greiner; CBS’s Norah O’Donnell; broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien; CNN’s Poppy Harlow; MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace and Andrea Mitchell; attorney and advocate Gloria Allred, political commentator Donna Brazile; Trudie Styler; Prudential Douglas Elliman president Dorothy Herman; CBS Mornings’ Gayle King; NBC’s Andrea Mitchell; The Today Show’s Hoda Kotb and so many others.


A select number of press tickets will be available, for pre-approved press & confirmed coverage. 


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About New York Moves Magazine

Moves Magazine is a lifestyle magazine for women unafraid to ask hard questions. Written with a progressive vibe, the magazine offers a provocative view of society and our world. We take on social, political, and global topics and show how women are shaping the world we live in today.

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