Kathryn Emmett, Corporation Counsel of the City of Stamford, Connecticut State Representative Patricia Billie Miller, and Fran Pastore, CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council will be the Honorees at the Stamford History Center’s 2019 Gala.
The event title is “Forging the Future: Honoring Women’s Leadership.”
“For the past six months, we have been celebrating the impact of women on the history of Stamford through our current exhibit, “Fabric of Stamford: Women, Costumes & Textiles 1860-1960,” said Marshall Millsap, Chair of the History Center. “Fran, Pat, and Kathy are great examples of the leadership women have brought to our city in the current generation.”
“As our exhibit features banners, dresses, and actual voting records to commemorate the anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage in the US, hundreds of Stamford students have been reminded of how women have shaped our city and our country,” added Dr. Thomas Zoubek, President and Executive Director of the Center. “The objects, dresses, photos, and furniture – highlighting the lives of women over the past century- are a demonstration of how women have always undertaken multiple roles. Our Honorees represent the leadership and drive that inspires the coming generation of Stamford women to feel empowered as they face the future and its challenges.”
“We are thrilled that Kathy, Pat, and Fran accepted our invitation to be honored,” said Joe Maida, Board Director and Chairman of the History Center’s Nominating Committee, adding, “We also plan to honor current Stamford students as they complete their high school education, as they will truly be forging the future. This is a great opportunity for the community to celebrate the historic and soon to be historic record of Stamford women.”
The Gala will be held at Waters Edge at Giovanni’s on April 18.
To purchase tickets or to be a sponsor at the event, contact Lizzy Zawy at 203-716-6576, or visit stamfordhistory.org.