Each year, City & State recognizes the 100 Most Powerful Women in the city. Women play a key role in business, government, advocacy, academia, media, business and beyond. This list will recognize stand-out women, whose immense accomplishments make them a shining example in their respective industries. This November, City & State will rank the most powerful females based on their accomplishments and how they have succeeded in a world that sometimes seems dominated by the opposite sex. The 100 Most Powerful Women list will be featured in a special issue and celebrated at a special reception on November 19th at The Ainsworth Chelsea.
State Senator Liz Krueger
First elected to the New York State Senate in a Special Election in February 2002, Liz Krueger is currently the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and a member of the Budget and Revenues, Housing, Construction and Community Development, and Rules Committees. Senator Krueger is a strong advocate for equal rights, tenant protection and affordable housing, improved access to health care including reproductive health, social services, and more equitable funding for public education, including higher education. She has made reforming and modernizing New York State’s governmental and electoral processes and tax policy central goals of her legislative agenda. Senator Krueger received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Policy and Human Development from Northwestern University and also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s Harris Graduate School of Public Policy.