Long Island Nets to Host Third-Annual Women's Empowerment Game, Presented by National Grid, this Wednesday, March 4
LONG ISLAND - The Long Island Nets will host their third-annual Women's Empowerment Day on Wednesday, March 4, when the team takes on the Delaware Blue Coats at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. To tip off the evening, the Nets will host a panel discussion about how women and girls can learn to appreciate their genuine qualities, the importance of high self-esteem, and help empower the next generation of women leaders.
The panel will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be moderated by Renee Daniel Flagler, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Long Island. Panelists include North Hempstead Town Supervisor, Judi Bosworth; National Grid's Vice President of Customer & Community Management, Melanie Littlejohn; CEO of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Randell Bynum; President of the National Coalition of One Hundred Black Women, Barbara McFadden; Founder of Women on the Rise New York, Marsha Guerrier; President and Executive Director of One World Girl, Lesley Mazzotta; Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman, Viviana Russell; and Breast Surgical Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Tracy-Ann Moo.
- Renee Daniel Flagler is an award-winning writer, adjunct professor, and speaker who is passionate about encouraging people, especially women and youth, to pursue their passion and purpose. Renee is the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Long Island, whose mission is to empower girls to be strong, smart and bold.
- Judi Bosworth took office in 2014 as the 37th Supervisor of the Town North Hempstead, and was re-elected to her fourth two-year term in November 2019. Supervisor Bosworth has forged strong bipartisan relationships with federal, state, town, village, and school officials. Her leadership style focuses on inclusion and consensus building, whether working with her colleagues in government, or the residents she represents.
- Melanie Littlejohn is National Grid's Vice President of Customer & Community Management. Melanie is responsible for leading external affairs, and customer and stakeholder engagement for the company's New York jurisdiction. She is focused on delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to the region's 4 million customers and 800+ communities.
- Randell Bynum is the Chief Executive Officer for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. A third generation Girl Scout, Randell brings decades of experience enhancing the efforts of nonprofit organizations. Randell received a Master of Social Work with a program planning, administration and research concentration from Stony Brook University. She also holds a B.A. from Binghamton University. Girl Scouts of Nassau County serves over 16,000 girls and 5,000 adults and recently celebrated its 100th year in Nassau County.
- Barbara McFadden is the President, CEO of McFadden and Associates Healthcare Consultants, LLC (MAHCC). MAHCC provides medical/legal consulting services to law firms representing healthcare providers associated with healthcare issues. She is a registered nurse with 50 years of diversified experience in long-term care, managed care, acute care, nursing education, healthcare administration and quality improvement. Additionally, McFadden serves as President of the National Coalition of One Hundred Black Women.
- Marsha Guerrier is a bestselling author, speaker, trainer, business analyst and coach, and CEO of Women on the Rise NY, Inc. dba HerSuiteSpotï¿½, a WMBE Certified small business consulting agency. Marsha enjoys a full-time career in the financial technology industry spanning over 20 years working for Fortune 500 and startup firms, working in areas of quality assurance, business analysis and product management. As a strategic, visionary thinker, she has a passion for inspiring people, at all levels, to optimize their full potential while maintaining a focus on mindset, money, marketing and media.
- Lesley Mazzotta is the founder and executive director of One World Girl, a nonprofit organization that equips girls to be change-makers through arts-based learning that emphasizes the power of diversity and taking action to create positive, lasting change. One World Girl works in the New York area to connect girls from different backgrounds and experiences to learn from one another, share their stories, build leadership skills and explore ways to address and heal the divisiveness in their communities and the world.
- Councilwoman Viviana Russell is currently in her third term as Councilwoman for District 1, of the Town of North Hempstead. Councilwoman Russell took office in 2009 and holds the distinction of making history by becoming the first African American woman ever elected to the North Hempstead Town Board. Since taking office the Councilwoman has worked with every level of government to help better serve the residents in District 1.
- Dr. Tracy-Ann Moo is a surgical oncologist who specializes in caring for women with breast cancer. She has particular expertise in performing nipple-sparing mastectomies for women with breast cancer and those who are at a high risk of developing the disease. Moo meets with patients at MSK Commack and MSK Nassau and, at each location, works closely with her colleagues in radiology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology. Memorial Sloan Kettering ensures that every person cared for receives a cohesive treatment plan that is tailored to their life and their disease.
Additionally, the Nets will celebrate Women's Empowerment in a variety of other ways throughout the evening, including honoring Frances Garcia and Sharon Davis as the veterans of the game, presented by Bank of America, and Kelly Dempsey as the community hero of the game. Content will also be shown in-arena during the game of Nets players speaking about the most influential women in their lives.
Tickets for Wednesday's game are $10 and include entrance to the pregame panel and a ticket to the Long Island Nets game. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Long Island Account Executive Erica Szczygiel at [email protected] or by calling 516.299.9660. For more information, please visit www.longislandnets.com.
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