WCC Founders’ Day: Frances Perkins Film Screening & Discussion – January 22, 2020

On Wednesday, WCC gathered for a special screening of the film Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare. It was an evening of lively discussion and incredible inspiration.

As WCC gears up for its next 105 years of service to New York City, it was fitting to celebrate one of our founding members, Frances Perkins. Over one hundred years ago, Perkins set out to make WCC an impactful, forward-thinking, mission-driven organization. 

Moderator Vivian Lee of the Emmy-winning TV Journalist said, “Frances Perkins inspired the type of change that requires determination, commitment to a cause, and an unrivaled passion. If this evening’s event illustrates anything, it is that we must always think of the greater good – how we all have a role to play to ensure a better world, not just for ourselves but for the generations who follow us.” 

WCC President & CEO, Carole Wacey, wants to extend a huge thank you to all those who made this event possible, including our hosts Samson Schurig Partners at UBS Financial Services; moderator Vivian Lee; and panelists Mick CaouetteTomlin Perkins Coggeshall, and Blanche Wiesen Cook

Today, we are building upon the legacy of leaders like Perkins by doubling down on our efforts to get more women—from more corners of the city—involved in every aspect of civic engagement.

But WCC can’t do it without you. We need support from every person who believes, just as we do, that every woman is a CHANGEMAKEHER.

An investment in WCC is an investment in the leaders of tomorrow.