Stamford History Center to honor local women leaders at upcoming gala
STAMFORD — Stamford History Center’s annual gala, titled “Forging the Future: Honoring Women’s Leadership” will honor local leaders including the city’s Corporation Counsel Kathryn Emmett, state Rep. Patricia Billie Miller, and Fran Pastore, CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council, according to a news relase.
The history center has focused the lives of Stamford women for the last six months in its current exhibit, “Fabric of Stamford: Women, Costumes & Textiles 1860-1960.”
“Fran, Pat, and Kathy are great examples of the leadership women have brought to our city in the current generation,” said Marshall Millsap, Chair of the History Center, in a statement.
“As our exhibit features banners, dresses, and actual voting records to commemorate the anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage in the US, hundreds of Stamford students have been reminded of how women have shaped our city and our country,” said Thomas Zoubek, president and executive director of the center, in the release.
“The objects, dresses, photos, and furniture - highlighting the lives of women over the past century- are a demonstration of how women have always undertaken multiple roles,” Zoubek added. “Our Honorees represent the leadership and drive that inspires the coming generation of Stamford women to feel empowered as they face the future and its challenges.”
“We are thrilled that Kathy, Pat, and Fran accepted our invitation to be honored,” said Joe Maida, Board Director and Chairman of the History Center’s Nominating Committee. “We also plan to honor current Stamford students as they complete their high school education, as they will truly be forging the future. This is a great opportunity for the community to celebrate the historic and soon to be historic record of Stamford women.”
The gala will be held at Waters Edge at Giovanni’s on April 18.
To purchase tickets or to be a sponsor at the event, contact Lizzy Zawy at 203-716-6576, or visit stamfordhistory.org.