The Manhattan Young Democrats (MYD) held their 8th annual Engender Progress event honoring women thought-leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and businesswomen on March 30th. This event is the hallmark of the MYD’s calendar and it honors powerful women, in order to inspire the next generation of young women to follow in their footsteps.
Sahiyo’s Mariya Taher was one of the women honoured at the event. The other honorees included Faiza Ali – Community Liaison, Melissa Mark-Viverito; Lauren Duca – Weekend Editor, Teen Vogue; Melissa Sklarz – Development Director, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund; Nydia Velazquez – US Congresswoman, NY’s 7th District.
The event was held in Manhattan and provided a forum for honorees to share their stories, their organizations’ missions, and their dreams and aspirations for the future.