Mary Lee Kiernan

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Stop and See “Rise Up, Sisters!” Women’s Suffrage Exhibit at YWCA Greenwich

“Rise Up, Sisters!” created by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Historical Society chronicles the Connecticut women instrumental in the women’s suffrage movement. The display will be on site at the YWCA Greenwich from January 18 – 23 and is open to the public. Continue Reading →

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Huge Turnout at YWCA Greenwich for Talk by Author Adam Frankel

UJA-JCC Greenwich and YWCA Greenwich hosted former Obama speechwriter Adam Frankel in a conversation about his memoir, “The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance and Healing.”
In his memoir, Frankel describes grappling with his identity after unearthing the shocking truth of his Connecticut family’s origins. While the audience was surprised by the secret Frankel revealed, it was his journey to understand how the past experiences of his grandparents effected the family in profound ways. Continue Reading →

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YWCA Announces Events Throughout October – Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Last year, YWCA Greenwich responded to more than 3,700 calls to its hotline, and nearly every day, someone also went directly to YWCA Greenwich seeking help. YWCA Greenwich is the only state designated provider of domestic abuse services for victims of domestic violence in Greenwich with staff who are licensed to provide a variety of victim services. “Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, including Greenwich,” said Mary Lee Kiernan, President and CEO, YWCA Greenwich. “Community support is essential in helping to end the cycle of violence and support victims seeking the help they need.”

On Tuesday, October 1, 12:00 pm, First Selectman Peter Tesei will read a proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  Other speakers will include Mary Lee Kiernan, Meredith Gold, Director, YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services, and Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey. The event will take place on the steps of Town Hall and all members of the community are invited to attend. Continue Reading →

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YWCA Greenwich Stand Against Racism Speaker: Racism and US Immigration Policy Intersect

Claudia Connor, President and CEO of Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, “CIRI,” delivered a powerful speech on the intersection of US immigration policy and racism, for which she received a standing ovation. She said that today anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment in the US are at an unparalleled high and policies reflect that. Continue Reading →

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YWCA Greenwich Announces Honorees of Women Who Inspire Awards

Honorees were Stephanie Cowie, Board Member, American Red Cross Metro North Chapter; Janice Trebbi Richards, Board Member, River House Adult Day Care; Stephanie Schnabel, Principal and Head of Corporate Development, KPMG LLP; and Dr. Katherine Vadasdi, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine, ONS Greenwich. Continue Reading →

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Letter: Paid Family Leave Would Make CT More Appealing and Competitive

“Reviewed this year by the Finance and Labor Committees SB-01/HB5387 The Paid Family Leave Act is a key piece of legislation that will make Connecticut more appealing and competitive. We are currently the outlier; all our neighboring states already have versions of state wide paid leave in place.” – Lorelei O’Hagan Continue Reading →

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