For every advancement women have made in society, there’s still room for improvement.
“At this point, in 2018, 100 years after we won the right to vote, I would’ve thought we’d have made more progress,” said Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul. “This organization is focused on that.”
Hochul was one of the featured speakers at the 10th annual “What She’s Made Of” fundraiser for the WNY Women’s Foundation at Albright Knox Art Gallery Monday evening.
The organization supports initiatives that help empower women and create opportunities for them, including providing better access to quality childcare for working mothers.
The foundation’s leaders say they strive to advocate for women in the workplace because women don’t occupy half of the most powerful positions in companies and politics, despite representing half the population.
“Were still lacking as a society,” said keynote speaker Kate Davis. “There’s still work to be done, and if we don’t get up and do it ourselves, no one’s going to do it.”