The Women's Collaborative

About the WC

Established in 2014, the Women's Collaborative is an innovative model that encourages partnerships and presents opportunities for the advancement for professional women.  The Women's Collaborative is a catalyst to encourage meaningful conversations and support creative growth. 


The Long Island Association has been supporting the Women's Collaborative since its inception.Seeing a need to bring professional women together for leadership development, networking and as a resource for each other, the LIA committed to giving the WC a home at their headquarters. 

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Women's Collaborative Objectives

  • Develop supportive networks for professional women
  • Be a resource for business development
  • Advocate for women's issues as ambassadors 
  • Be the voice of women
  • Work across generations
  • Community Outreach 
  • Professional development 

Women's Collaborative Leadership

Executive Director, Ivy Algazy, The Ivy 

Steering Committee Co-Chairs 

Cheryl Korman, Rivkin Radler LLP and  Joy Fernandez, EY  

Committee Members

  • Stephanie Allegra, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.                               
  • Alison Brennan, First Development Corp.                  
  • Suzanne Brienza, PSEG Long Island 
  • Kristen E. Capezza, Adelphi University  
  • Jane Duggan, TD Bank, N.A.
  • Julie McMahon, Canon U.S.A., Inc
  • Jennifer Hoffman, Grant Thornton              
  • Anne Koestner, Hofstra School of Medicine
  • Wendy Ladd, National Grid                                      
  • Aoifa O'Donnell, National EAP                         
  • Michele Pincus, Schroder & Strom, LLP              
  • Tina Ruark-Baker, Access Staffing


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