Wednesday, October 26

Starts 6:30PM

The Lighthouse
Pier 61, Manhattan



After two years of hosting virtual galas and being apart from friends, allies, and supporters, Womankind is beyond thrilled and excited to invite you to our in-person 40th Anniversary Gala! Let's come together this autumn to celebrate over food, drinks, and great company. Let's reaffirm our collective commitment to building a solid foundation for Womankind's work with survivors of gender-based violence, for decades to come.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Karen Elizaga

Executive Coach & Author, Find Your Sweet Spot

Learn about Karen's work.

Phoenix Woman of the Year - Law

Maxine Lum Mauricio

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, EMCOR

Learn about Maxine's work.

List in formation as of Sept 6

J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation
Ong Family Foundation
Jenifer & Brendan Garvey
Mae Hsieh, Gregory Bylinsky & Family
Narges Kakalia & Marc Merriweather
Jennifer & Richard Geller
Robinson + Cole LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Verrill Dana LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Brown Rudnick LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Womankind also thanks all those who contributed at the Friend and Supporter levels!

Ready to purchase gala tickets? Our ticketing portal is not live yet, but you can do so via the sponsorship button above. Tickets are $600-$1,999 each. Please select the $600 option or enter any amount between $601-$1,999. Thank you for your support!


Listen to their music here.


Womankind Gala Committee

Narges Kakalia / Board Chair
Yasmeen Hamza / CEO
Carolyn Antonio / Chief Development Officer
Karen Elizaga / Honorary Board Member
Susanna Hong / Board Member
Ivy Shen / Volunteer

Event Consultant

Jennifer O'Neal / Three-Ring Binder Events

Womankind Development Team

Sumaira Mian / Development Manager
Gabrielle Nguyen / Communications Manager

For general questions about the Gala, please email Jennifer O'Neal at
For information on how to make your donation via wire transfer or stocks, please email Carolyn Antonio at