In honor of Women’s History Month, Authors Joyce Steinert and Kerin Martucci will join some of the subjects of their book, Never Underestimate the Strength of Women, in a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at East Side Community High School in Manhattan. Nance is one of several women featured in the book, along side Mellody Hobson, Liz Lange, Dr. Kathleen Hands, Elaine Gordon, and more. She will discuss how far women have come since her three aunts and her mother had different lives, in part due to the women’s suffrage movement that occurred between them, as well as how far we can still go, especially if we partner with men and focus on creating equality among all people. She will also talk about some of the hurdles she has overcome, imposter syndrome, and how to fall down seven times but get up eight.
NUSW and its mission are dedicated to the memory of Ritakaren Reynolds, Joyce Steinert’s little sister, who at the age of eight, jumped through the ice to save five-year-old Susan Larson from drowning in a pond at a construction site that didn’t have barriers. Both little girls lost their lives. To remember and honor her courage, love, and selflessness, Joyce and her daughter, Kerin Martucci, have chosen to carry on Ritakaren’s spirit of giving through NUSW and its mission: celebrating women and bringing joy and success to young girls, especially those who need additional support after foster or institutional care.
Nance L. Schick, Esq. is a New York City attorney and mediator who focuses on keeping people out of court and building their conflict resolution skills, especially in business and employment disputes. Her holistic, integrative approach to conflict resolution draws from her experience as a crime victim, human resources supervisor, minor league sports agent, and United Nations representative. She is a 2001 graduate of the State University of New York Buffalo Law School trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM). She is also creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, author of DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master, and an award-winning entrepreneur, who has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers (ADR, 2018), the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Finalist, Best for NYC 2015 & 2016), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards), and Urban Rebound NY/Count Me In (Finalist, 2013 Pitch Competition).