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This premier event honors women who have attained the ultimate distinction in their careers and who personify the essence and vitality of our city and our country.  It has been presented to women in business, politics, entertainment and philanthropy. 





2019 WOY HonoreeJoan McPhee, a partner of Ropes & Gray, has three decades of experience representing clients in white collar criminal investigations and trials, complex civil litigation, and administrative enforcement matters.

Recent matters include a 10-month independent investigation commissioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee into the abuse of elite and Olympic gymnasts by Larry Nassar; representation of the first individual to go to trial in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; and representation of a defendant in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions case. 

Joan has held numerous leadership positions at Ropes & Gray, serving for 10 years as a member of the firm’s governing Policy Committee, and for many years as head of the firm’s Government Enforcement practice. In addition, Joan co-chairs the Diversity Committee, maintains an active pro bono practice, and serves on the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Joan served as an Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Appeals Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.




2019 WOY HonoreeSuzanne Scott currently serves as the CEO of FOX News Media, which encompasses FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the direct-to-consumer streaming service FOX Nation.

Prior to becoming the company’s first female CEO in 2018, Scott served as the President of Programming for both FNC & FBN. In this role, she successfully altered FNC’s primetime lineup in 2017 and co-created Outnumbered Overtime w/ Harris Faulkner, The Story w/ Martha MacCallum and The Daily Briefing w/ Dana Perino. She also expanded the schedule to provide 20 hours of live programming and is responsible for having more women anchoring shows on FNC’s lineup than any other news network, propelling FNC to its third consecutive year as the most-watched basic cable network in 2018.

Throughout her tenure, Scott has risen through the ranks in a number of programming, production and creative positions including: Executive VP of Programming (2016); Senior VP of Programming & Development (2009); VP of Programming (2007); network executive producer (2005); as well as producer and senior producer of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (2002-2005). A graduate of American University, she began her career at FNC’s inception in 1996 as a programming assistant.


Lisa M. Friel
Hon. Barbara Jones (ret.)


Amelia Bernstein


Carmen Anderson
Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE
Margo Catsimatidis

 Pamela J. Newman
Yoko Ono
Julie Myers Wood


Helen Gredd
Gary P. Naftalis
Vincent F. Pitta





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Carmen Anderson 
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Saint Honore Watch - Amelia Bernstein
Season Pass - Dixon Place
 $500 Gift Certificate - Cipriani

7-night Private Island Accommodation (2 Rooms) at Palm Island Resort & Spa, The Grenadines
Kaja Backpack - Eric Javits
Yachting Cardigan - Paul & Shark
Dinner for Two with Wine Pairings - Osteria Morini Soho
Signed Football - New York Jets

7-night Luxury Waterview Villa (2 Villas) at Hammock Cove Resort & Spa, Antigua
5 Class Gift Certificate - Aqua Studio NYC
(2) $80 Gift Certificates - Natsumi Sushi
Saint Honore Watch - Amelia Bernstein

2 Round-trip Domestic Flight Vouchers - Southwest Airlines
Overnight Weekend Stay & Continental Breakfast for Two - Oheka Castle
9-night Premium Stay (3 Rooms) at St. James's Club & Villas, Antigua
Prix Fixe Lunch or Dinner for Two - Churrascaria Plataforma
$100 Gift Card & Signed Book - Felidia
$5,000 Gift Certificate & 1-night Hotel Stay - Bradford Portraits
10-night Deluxe Oceanview Suites (3 Rooms) at St. James's Club Morgan Bay, St. Lucia
$200 Gift Certificate - Priv
Two Night Stay at the Bentley - Shirley Podolsky
$100 Gift Certificate - Villa Berulia
7-night Plantation Estate Accommodation (3 Rooms) at Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama
2 Performance Tickets - Paper Mill Playhouse
Saint Honore Watch - Amelia Bernstein
$100 Gift Certificate - Porsena Restaurant
9-night Oceanview Accommodation (3 Rooms) at The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua
5 HIIT Class Pass - Exceed Physical Culture
6-month Men's Subscription - Short Par 4 Golf Apparel
3-month Women's Subscription - Short Par 4 Golf Apparel

 $500 Gift Certificate - Cipriani
10-night One Bedroom Suite Accommodation (3 Suites) at The Club Barbados Resort & Spa
$250 Gift Certificate - Wolford
(2) $80 Gift Certificates - Natsumi Sushi
1 Consultation, 1 Comprehensive Exam, Spinal X-Rays, & Spinal Adjustments - Cucci Chiropractic
2 Round-trip Domestic Flight Vouchers - Southwest Airlines

Saint Honore Watch - Amelia Bernstein
$250 Value Tasting Lunch for Two with Wine Pairing - Bouley At Home
2 Orchestra Seats for One 2019-2020 Season Concert - New York Philharmonic
9-night Oceanview Accommodation (2 Rooms) at Pineapple Beach Club, Antigua
(2) $80 Gift Certificates - Natsumi Sushi
Gift Basket - Aesop
Kendra Scott Jewelry


$25 per ticket / 6 tickets for $100 / 12 tickets for $200



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