The Women of Concern Awards Luncheon is a celebration of the accomplishments of women and girls around the world. Every year, Concern is proud to recognize the achievements of exceptional women who are using their platform to amplify the voices of women and girls worldwide. 

We are privileged to honor Joanna Geraghty, Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue, as we urge our supporters to envision a world where gender equality is not just a dream but a tangible reality. A world where glass ceilings simply don't exist, pay parity is reached, and a household is supported not by one head or even two, but by a whole village.

We hope you will join us for the Women of Concern Awards Luncheon that has for 25 years propelled us towards an equitable future while paying tribute to those who embody justice, generosity, and compassion in their work and daily lives.

All proceeds support Concern Worldwide’s Women & Girls Fund, an always-on approach to collecting and deploying funds that reach women and girls who are disproportionately impacted by conflict, climate shocks, extreme hunger, and economic instability within the communities we partner with across 26 countries.

Honoree: Joanna Geraghty

Joanna Geraghty, Women of Concern New York Honoree

Joanna Geraghty is chief executive officer of JetBlue Airways Corp., which encompasses JetBlue – New York’s Hometown Airline® – as well as subsidiaries JetBlue Ventures and JetBlue Travel Products. Her focus is on delivering a leading and safe customer service experience, and enhancing operational, commercial, and financial performance while nurturing JetBlue’s unique culture and standing as one of the best places to work.

Prior to becoming CEO of the company in February 2024, she served as president & chief operating officer since 2018. Earlier in her tenure she served as JetBlue’s executive vice president, customer experience, responsible for airports, customer support, and inflight service. She also served as executive vice president, chief people officer from 2010-2014, after being vice president, associate general counsel and director, litigation and regulatory affairs. Joanna has been with JetBlue since 2005.

Joanna serves on the board of directors of the JetBlue Foundation, Airlines for America (A4A), L3Harris Technologies, and is chairperson of the board of Concern Worldwide, an international not for profit. Before joining JetBlue, she was a partner at the law firm Holland & Knight.

She received her bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross, her master’s in international relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.

Host & Auctioneer: Sophie Colgan

Sophie Colgan, Women of Concern New York Host and Auctioneer

Sophie is originally from Ireland and has been working with nonprofits and charities in New York for 8 years. She is a Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer, and has already fundraised over half a million dollars for non profits on stage in 2024. Sophie ran the NYC Marathon in 2018 for Concern and is passionate about supporting the work Concern does. She is known for her infectious energy and trademark Irish charm.

Joanna talking at podiumFireside chatRaffle tableColleen and Jumana posingVenue

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