Women's City Club of New York
About WCC: Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) is a nonprofit, non-partisan, multi-issue activist organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. WCC shapes public policy through education, issues analysis, advocacy, and civic participation. WCC was founded in 1915 in anticipation of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (granting women the right to vote) as a space for women to consider political and societal issues and create change. Notable early members include Frances Perkins, Ida Tarbell, Alice Duer Miller, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Helen Hayes. Early accomplishments include the successful lobbying of Columbia University to admit women to their law school, the opening of the nation’s first Maternity Center in 1917, and educating the public to allow women to serve on juries. To this day, WCC members are dynamic, accomplished leaders in a range of fields, from policy and healthcare, to education and the law.