Catching Up With Former Honorees
As JWI prepares to honor 10 Women to Watch for 2009, we thought we’d highlight some recent accomplishments of a handful of the 100 exceptional women recognized in years past.
Linda L. Addison, honored in 2002, is now the partner in charge of the New York office of the Houston law firm of Fullbright and Jaworski, LLC. Addison received the 2009 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the American Bar Association. She continues to build a reputation as one of the smartest and most skilled litigators in the country.
Shifra Bronznick, a 2003 honoree, is the founding president of the nonprofit Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community. She reports that the organization has just launched the Better Work Life Campaign, which aims to enlist 100 Jewish organizations to adopt new approaches to work-life balance, including flexibility and parental leave. Last year, Bronznick co-wrote (with Didi Goldenhar and Marty Linsky) Leveling the Playing Field, which presents strategies that people at all levels of organizational life can use to effect change and build gender equity.
Jennifer Weiner, also honored in 2003, had her seventh book, Best Friends Forever, published in July. The novel almost immediately jumped to the top of the bestseller list. She reports that she has finished a draft of another novel, Home by the Sea, tentatively scheduled for publication next summer.
Bonnie Bernstein, honored in 2004, this year became the youngest journalist on the American Sportscasters Association’s list of Top 15 All-Time Female Sportscasters. Her broadcasting duties for ESPN include co-hosting The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio, in addition to working as part of the anchor rotation for ESPN’s NFL Live and other programs. Outside of broadcasting, Bernstein serves as a national patient spokesperson for the Coalition to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis, having survived a near-fatal episode in 2006.
Lauren Greenfield, also honored in 2004, has continued her provocative photographic work that captures the lives of young people. THIN, the traveling exhibit based on her feature-length documentary and book about eating disorders, has been seen by upwards of 750,000 people and will continue to travel through 2010. Greenfield’s recent short film, kids+money, a conversation with young people about the role of money and consumerism in their lives, has garnered multiple awards.
Dr. Nieca Goldberg, honored in 2005, is a professor and medical director of New York University Women’s Heart Program. She also has a new book to her credit, Dr. Nieca Goldberg’s Complete Guide to Women’s Health, a user-friendly handbook to help women get the care they need.
Dr. Perri Klass, honored in 2006, has continued to forge her own unique path as a physician, writer and mother of three. Over the past three years, the professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University has released two new books: The Mercy Rule, a novel, and Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor, written to her own son who was applying to medical school. The latter offers readers a glimpse into the world of medicine, from the stress of internship to how medical decisions get made.