At 5:30 p.m. on March 30, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams celebrated Women’s History Month with a business expo at Borough Hall that featured dozens of local women-owned businesses, spotlighting their unique goods and services.
“Brooklyn has a proud tradition of ‘she-roes’ and Women’s History Month is one of many opportunities we get during the year to appreciate their hard work and thank them for their service to our borough,” said Stefan Ringel, communications director for Adams, who also noted that some of the women had emigrated from other countries to find success in Brooklyn, breaking the mold without compromising traditional values or religious beliefs.
The evening also involved a ceremony in the courtroom where Adams honored 16 of the borough’s female leaders – such as Sara Steinweiss, director of operations and special events for the Federation of Italian-American Association, and Kristen Pettit, the campaign lead for the New York State Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and a member of Bay Ridge Cares, among others.
“All of them are tremendous leaders who are worthy of our praise and our renewed efforts to ensure all women have equal access to opportunity and success,” said Ringel.
BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Arthur de Gaeta