Champions of Choice 2014 Award Luncheon

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
583 Park
New York City
(Park Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets)

11:30 am: Pre Reception
12:00 pm: Luncheon

Honoring Barbara Shack
Barbara Shack
Barbara Shack served as the Chairperson of NARAL Pro-Choice New York for a decade and has been an active member of the organization for more than twenty years. Barbara has made it her life's work to protect and defend the rights of all New Yorkers. She was the Associate Director and Legislative Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union and was a co-founder and chairperson of the New York State Coalition for Choice. She was a founder of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, served on its Board and chaired its Political Action Committee. She was a founding member of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law on which she served for thirty years. She was appointed to several judicial screening committees including the New York State Judicial Nominations Commission for the Court of Appeals, chaired the New York State Committee on Open Government, was a member of the Department Disciplinary Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department, of the New York State Supreme Court and was a member of the New York State Commission on the Status of Women. She represented the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York as its legislative counsel and chaired the Task Force on Bio-Ethics of the American Jewish Congress.

Honoring Cosmopolitan and Joanna Coles

Cosmo logo is the ultimate guide — and cheerleader—for millions of fun, fearless females who want to be best they can be in every area of their lives. Cosmo inspires with information about every aspect of women’s lives, including their health and wellbeing. With 61 international editions in addition to the U.S. flagship, Cosmo is the world’s largest women’s magazine reaching 18 million readers in the U.S. each month and more than 100 million worldwide.

Joanna ColesJoanna Coles, Cosmo’s editor-in-chief since September 2012, has spent the past year-and-a-half reclaiming its stake in the culture as the ultimate, empowering monthly must-read for young women leading full lives. Partnering with other high-powered women in media, finance, technology, and politics, she has broadened Cosmo’s content to dig deep into the world of politics, health, careers, and equality. Previously, Coles had been editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, where she transformed the brand’s editorial direction, boosting both circulation and advertising to new heights. During her tenure at Hearst Magazines, Coles has been widely recognized for her leadership in the world of journalism, including being named one of the most powerful magazine editors by Forbes and earning the coveted title of Adweek’s “Editor of the Year” in 2011 and 2013. She was named by Politico as one of 50 influencers to watch in 2013.

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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 Champions of Choice awards luncheon. For more information on last year's event, including honorees, bios, videos and photos, click here.