On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, Women’s eNews will honor ’21 Leaders for the 21st Century’ at its 23rd Annual Awards Gala in New York City. The 2023 honorees were selected due to their unbridled Courage by standing up to long-standing patriarchal barriers to securing equal rights for all.

“Women’s eNews is honored to salute these courageous individuals and organizations that have shown true courage during these very challenging times,” says Lori Sokol, PhD, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Women’s eNews. “As we prepare to go to the voting booths next year at this time, it is important to bring these crucial issues to light in order to elect candidates who support the marginalized, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race or abilities.

The 2023 Honorees Include*:

Rebecca Cokley, US Disability Rights Program Officer at the Ford Foundation and recipient of the Loreen Arbus Champion for Disabilities Award

Andrea ConstandWinning plaintiff in the case against Bill Cosby

Eleni Delimpaltadaki Janis, CEO/CIO, Equivico by NCRC

Maeve DuVallyAuthor: Coming Out Trans in Corporate America

Anna Fishbeyn, Award-winning filmmaker and President of XOFeminist Productions

Ellen Galinsky, President of the Families and Work Institute

Ruchira Gupta, Emmy winning journalist and founder of the anti sex trafficking NGO Apne Aap, which empowers women and girls to exit systems of prostitution

Carolyn Maloney, Former Congressperson and current Chair of the ERA Coalition, and recipient of the Edie Windsor Champion for LGBTQIA+ Equality Award.

Ms. Magazine, Pioneering feminist magazine celebrating its 50th Anniversary

Peer Defense Project, Provides free legal education so that youth who face injustice can transform law

Tiara ParkerAnti-gun violence activist and survivor of the Pulse nightclub massacre

Jean Shafiroff Advocate for marginalized communities, Author of: Successful Philanthropy’ 

Shattering GlassA national organization that works to create a world where gender equality is the norm

ZAN Times , Global news organization reporting on the status of women and girls in Afghanistan.