Soul is geared toward implementing Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives within our Chapter. These include Diversity and Inclusion, Networking Events & Community Services, Green Initiatives, Community Connections and Wealth/Financial Management.
Community Connections Team
This team is responsible for creating and conducting workplace success training programs for students in NYC colleges. This pipeline initiative will include hands-on mentoring and training sessions designed to provide students with a wealth of information about succeeding in the workplace. The program, entitled the ALANYC C.O.R.E. program (Career Opportunities through Resources & Education), will yield a potential pool of future employees and ALANYC members.
ALANYC invites past presidents and seasoned members to join the team to help with conducting workshops on demand.
Nadia Wagner, Leader
Diversity & Inclusion Team
The Diversity & Inclusion Team is responsible for enhancing cultural awareness and differences that exist in our workforce. The Team looks to develop programs throughout the year that improve diversity awareness and promote inclusion both within the chapter and at each of the chapter’s member firms.
ALANYC invites its members to join the committee to help plan and develop panel discussions, educational programming and other events dedicated to the topic of diversity and inclusion.
Santa Medina, Leader
Networking Events & Community Services Team
The Community Services arm of this team selects not-for-profit organizations within our local community to be the beneficiaries of our fundraising efforts. The team plans events and fundraisers on behalf of these worthy organizations. The beneficiaries of our fundraisers provide a myriad of services to people in need – causes have ranged from victims of domestic and sexual abuse to training guide dogs for the benefit of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
All of our efforts are assisted and supported by our Chapter members, Business Partner Sponsors, families and friends. We continue to encourage everyone’s support! Please contact the team to volunteer your services, recommend charities or to donate raffle prizes or services.
The Events arm of this team focuses on hosting social events and luncheon programs throughout the year. Luncheons are designed to facilitate networking among our members and business partners and provide topical programming in a variety of forms including roundtables, panel discussions and guest speakers.
ALANYC invites its members to join the team to support overall fundraising efforts and planning and coordinating annual ALANYC signature events. Members are also invited to contact the team leader with ideas and suggestions for topics.
Theresa Smith, Leader
Organizational Affiliations Team
The Organizational Affiliations Team works in tandem with the Communications and Social Media Teams and is focused on building and sustaining alliances with peer organizations and local bar associations to help raise the chapter’s visibility in the legal community and the communities we serve.
ALANYC invites its members to join this team in its effort to raise the chapter’s visibility. Members are also invited to contact the team leader with ideas and suggestions to drive this initiative forward.
Sharon Stewart, Leader
Sustainability (Green Initiatives) Team
The Sustainability Team builds awareness and interest within the membership about sustainability through it’s GREEN (Great Returns on Environmental Efforts & Notions) Campaign.. The team looks to align with industry specific organizations to help drive the chapter’s sustainability message and initiatives forward through fun programs and social media, and provide resources on our website.
ALANYC invites its members to join the team in support of its initiatives and to help drive awareness. Members are invited to contact the team leader with ideas and suggestions for topics.
Nadia Wagner, Leader
Wealth Management Team
The Wealth Management Team will focus on the financial health of our members. This includes budgeting, setting financial goals, debt management, savings, investments and how to plan for the future, including retirement.
Jenniffer A. Brown, Leader