Aiming High Awards Luncheon 2016 Announces Outstanding Honorees

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April 5, 2016

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Anne Taibleson

Aiming High Awards Luncheon 2016 Announces Outstanding Honorees

 Tuesday, June 7 2016—Cipriani 42nd Street—New York City

NEW YORK, April 5, 2016—Legal Momentum, the women’s legal defense and education fund, will host its 16th annual Aiming High Awards Luncheon honoring remarkable women whose personal leadership has broken new ground for women in business. The annual fundraising event will take place on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Aiming High brings together more than 500 professionals and supporters of women’s rights and has become a New York City tradition for America’s top law firms and businesses. 

At Aiming High 2016 a group of amazing leaders who inspire, motivate, and succeed will be celebrated and revered. And for the first time in Aiming High history, we are also honoring a man who has worked tirelessly throughout his career to retain and advance women in business and the professions.

The 2016 honorees are:
  • Lynn R. Charytan, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Comcast Cable, and Senior Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel, Comcast Corporation
  • J. Michael Cook, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte
  • Barbara J. Desoer, Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, N.A.
  • Natasha Lamb, Partner, Arjuna Capital
  • Tracey T. Travis, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Aiming High, will take place from 11:30 AM to 2 PM on Tuesday, June 7 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Proceeds from the Aiming High Awards Luncheon will enable Legal Momentum to continue ensuring economic and personal security for all women and girls by advancing equity in education, the workplace, and the courts. Table prices begin at $10,000 and individual tickets begin at $500. For Aiming High Awards Luncheon inquiries, please call Anne Taibleson, Legal Momentum’s Director of Development, at 212.413.7516, or email Sponsorship and ticket information and online registration are also available at


About Legal Momentum

Legal Momentum is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1970 to advance the rights of women across the nation by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy in three broad areas: economic justice, freedom from gender-based violence, and equality under the law. Successful initiatives include judicial education programs on the realities of sexual assault, domestic violence, and their intersection; successful advocacy for the Violence Against Women Act; gaining media attention for the issue of human trafficking; and representing women who have been subjected to workplace pregnancy and gender discrimination with precedent-setting litigation. For more information, visit