6pm Cocktail hour with open bar, hors-d'oeuvres, and photos

7pm Dinner 

8pm Awards

9pm Dessert and champagne

Tickets & tables

GENERAL TICKET Dinner seating: Includes access to cocktail party, open bar, dinner, program, gift bag, and dessert — $750.00

VIP TICKET Prime dinner seating: Includes access to cocktail party, open bar, dinner, program, VIP gift bag, and dessert — $1000.00 

EDITOR'S CIRCLE TABLE Table for ten guests; recognition as Editor’s Circle sponsor in printed and electronic journal — $7500.00 

PUBLISHER'S CIRCLE TABLE Preferred table for ten guests; recognition as Publisher’s Circle sponsor; recognition and logo placement in both printed and online materials, including Gala journal — $10000.00

AUTHOR'S CIRCLE TABLE Prime table for twelve guests; recognition as Author’s Circle sponsor; recognition and logo placement in printed and online materials, including Gala journal — $25000.00

PLATINUM SPONSOR'S TABLE Two premier tables for twenty-four guests; recognition as Presenting sponsor; recognition and logo placement in printed materials, Gala journal, and online — $50000.00

**SUPPORT A YOUNG ACTIVIST** Unable to attend? Support a young activist! This ticket will be gifted to a member of the Feminist Press community in your honor — $500.00

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About our honorees

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Alphonso B. David


Alphonso B. David is an attorney, law professor, and policy advisor with significant litigation and management experience in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Since 2015, Mr. David has overseen all significant legal and policy deliberations affecting New York State. Before his appointment as Chief Counsel, Mr. David served in the Governor’s cabinet as the Deputy Secretary and Counsel for Civil Rights. He has also served as Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights for the Office of the NYS Attorney General, Deputy Commissioner and Special Counselor at the NYS Division of Human Rights, and as Staff Attorney at the Lambda Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Mr. David is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University. Mr. David is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Temple University School of Law.

Dr. Riane Eisler is a social scientist, attorney, and human rights activist who pioneered the recognition of women’s rights as human rights. She is the author of the international bestseller The Chalice and the Blade, The Real Wealth of Nations, and hundreds of articles and book chapters. Dr. Eisler is President of the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS) and Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies at the University of Minnesota. She teaches in the Human Rights program at the University of Alabama and trains CPS’s social change agents. She provides business and government consulting on the partnership model introduced by her work. Dr. Eisler has spoken about her work at important platforms, including the UN General Assembly and the US Department of State, as well as at numerous universities and corporations. She has received many honors for her work for women’s and children’s rights and peace.

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Dr. Riane Eisler


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Jenny Lumet


Jenny Lumet is the author of Rachel Getting Married, for which she received a New York Film Critics Circle Award, Toronto Film Critics Association Award, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award, and a NAACP Image Award. She is also the author of the screen adaptation of The Center Cannot Hold, The Language of Flowers, and doctored Remember Me, Bobbie Sue, Honeymoon with Harry, and The Mummy. She is currently at work on the Untitled Universal Monster Franchise Film for Universal Studios. Ms. Lumet authored the pilots The Weissmans of Westport, Crazytown, and The Beresfords and consulted for Fox Television’s Sleepy Hollow. She is presently at work on a series pilot for Amazon Television, her second series pilot for CBS television, and a series pilot for the UK’s Blueprint Pictures. Founder and Chair of the Writers Guild of America East’s first Diversity Caucus, Ms. Lumet is on the Board of BinderCon, a conference for women and gender nonconforming writers. She serves on the WGAE Council and the Board of the Writers Guild Initiative. Ms. Lumet also holds screenwriting seminars for women of color and women over forty. She lives in Manhattan with her two children.

Sheri Salata is the Cofounder of STORY, a media company producing print, television, film, and digital content. Ms. Salata’s new venture in media is the evolution from her life-altering twenty-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Her day-to-day hits and misses as the final Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show were featured in the docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Ms. Salata served as President of Harpo Studios and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Sheri Salata has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100. Ms. Salata is a proud Hawkeye and University of Iowa alum. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Sheri Salata


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Brandon Steiner


Brandon Steiner is the Founder and Chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Mr. Steiner built Steiner Sports from a one-room office, $4,000, and a single Mac computer in 1987 to a $50 million company today. Mr. Steiner is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY 98.7 FM and as host of the Emmy-nominated The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner on
YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started from Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Mr. Steiner devotes time to and supports several charities, including Family Services of Westchester, an organization that helps provide quality social and mental health services. His latest venture is a new TV show called Project X, which gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain business advice from Mr. Steiner and several celebrity guests.

Lisa Topol is Executive Creative Director at Grey New York. Having been in advertising for over fifteen years, early on, Ms. Topol made her mark doing the kind of work often reserved for men—namely, sports (Nike, Jordan, ESPN, NFL) and tech (IBM and Motorola). And she did much of it using humor. But she also wouldn’t say no to a good tampon campaign either and found a way to turn the category on its head, bidding a fond farewell to white pants and blue liquids. Ms. Topol has used her skills to help nonprofit organizations including her “digital death” campaign, which raised over one million
dollars in six days to help fight AIDS. In her spare time, Ms. Topol competes in dog agility at the international level. But more than just a sport, agility became a community, and in addition to other activist initiatives, she was able to use that community to help organize a progressive activist organization with over two thousand members nationwide.

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Lisa Topol



Past honorees and presenters have included Mariam Chamberlain, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Marilyn French, Kathleen Hanna, Arianna Huffington, Kerry Kennedy, Janet Mock, Mira Nair, Gloria Steinem, Cyndi Lauper, Aydian Dowling, Uma Thurman, Alice Walker, Barbara Walters, Jill Soloway, Chirlane McCray, and Joan Jett.    

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