May 2019 Business Breakfast
Speaker: Elizabeth Crowley - Former NYC Council Member, Co-Founder of 21in21, and Civic Leader
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel, 687 Lexington Avenue (between E. 56th & 57th Streets), New York, NY
Elizabeth Crowley is a public figure in her Queens county, a leader who served nine years as a New York City Council Member, the first woman and only Democrat ever elected to represent the 30th Council District. Elizabeth is currently an elected Democratic District Leader in the 38th Assembly District and is the co-founder of 21in21 inc; a New York City-based nonprofit with the primary mission of bringing gender balance to the New York City Council which is currently 78% male.
During her time at the New York City Council Elizabeth served as Chair of the Committee on Fire & Criminal Justice Services and also served as Co-Chair of the Council’s Women’s Caucus. As Chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Services Committee, Council Member Crowley was a powerful voice against cuts to uniformed personnel, including leading a citywide effort to save firehouses and improve the City’s 9-1-1 call-taking system.
During her years on the City Council, Elizabeth served as a Commissioner on the Gender Equity Commission appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in June 2015, upon the commission's establishment. Elected by her colleagues Elizabeth also was Chair of the New York City Council's Women's Caucus February 2014 through February 2016. Elizabeth worked to make the Caucus a truly influential voice in the City Council and spearheaded legislative changes that address equal pay and equal opportunity in the workplace, and led the fight to expand funding for women's healthcare initiatives.
Elizabeth Crowley received her Bachelor's degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology where she was a Presidential Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She also holds an M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute’s Graduate School of Architecture. After college, Council Member Crowley followed her passion and love for the arts and joined D.C. 9 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades as a restorative painter. This led her to work on numerous landmark renovations including the renovation projects of Radio City Music Hall, the Central Synagogue, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Queens. Her grandparents immigrated to New York from Ireland, She is the 14th of 15 children born to Mary and Walter Crowley, who themselves were both dedicated to community service. She most enjoys the time she spends with her sons, Dennis and Owen. Elizabeth and her family live in Glendale.
This event is hosted by Past President Niall O'Leary.
Enjoy a traditional Irish Breakfast and an engaging speaker. Meet and greet with local New York business people.
RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday, May 20, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
$15 for IBO 2019 Member
$15 for IBO 2019 Member + $30 for Non-Member Guest
$30 for Non-Member
$30 for Non-Member + $30 for Non-Member Guest
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