Empowered Women Change the World

ADL New York Region - Next Generation Philanthropy Community

Date: May 16th

Join us for an interactive discussion on women's rights in the workplace with featured guests:


Melissa Garlick - National Civil Rights Counsel, ADL
Melissa Garlick is the Civil Rights National Counsel at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a non-profit organization dedicated to combatting bigotry, prejudice, and anti-Semitism. In her role, Melissa leads the League’s policy and drives advocacy on civil rights issues including immigration and refugee rights, women’s rights, and voting rights. She provides specialized strategic, legal, and legislative guidance to staff around the country on civil rights issues, files amicus briefs, submits testimony, and advocates for policies that further ADL’s mission and equality and justice for all. Melissa previously served as Northeast Civil Rights Area Counsel at ADL, overseeing the civil rights agenda for ADL’s Northeast regional offices.

Lauren Goldberg -Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of VEREIT, Inc.
Lauren Goldberg serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of VEREIT, Inc., a publicly traded, full-service real estate operating company with $15 billion in assets, which also has an investment management business responsible for raising capital for, and managing the affairs of, certain non-listed REITs. In her position, Lauren oversees the company’s legal and regulatory affairs, corporate governance and securities matters, compliance and risk management.

Dr. Tracie L. Keesee - Deputy Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion, NYPD
Deputy Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Tracie L. Keesee, joined the NYPD in 2016 as the Deputy Commissioner of Training. During her tenure with the Training Bureau, Dr. Keesee directed the implementation of the paperless police academy, the expansion of in-service training capabilities through NYPD University, the restructuring of the recruit curriculum, the expansion of CIT and integrated tactics training, and the creation of the Credible Leadership Initiative for UMOS, to name a few.

Nily Rozic - New York’s 25th District Assemblywoman
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic represents New York’s 25th District, which spans the Eastern portion of Queens. Upon her election in 2012, she became the youngest woman in the state legislature and the first woman ever to represent the 25th District.

Alexis Tryon VP Strategic Initiatives, The MUSE
Alexis is VP of Strategic Initiatives at The Muse, where she’s a professional generalist - and she likes it that way. Her startup roots run deep - Alexis was previously the co-founder and CEO of Artsicle, a site called "The Gallerists to the People" by The NY Times, and she loves advising new businesses in her free time. She is a NYC Venture Fellow and has been named a "Female Founder to Know" by Mashable.

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