Application from The Hatchery for “Women Leadership Summit,” a free series of talks and panels in Father Duffy Square on Thursday, September 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, September 12, 2013, the following resolution passed with a unanimous vote of 38 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:
WHEREAS, The Hatchery, an incubator company located in Times Square that collaborates with technology companies, non-profits, and educational entities, has submitted an application to hold a "Women Leadership Summit," a free series of talks and panels about women's empowerment and leadership, in Father Duffy Square on Thursday, September 19th,2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and
WHEREAS, The event will feature talks and panel discussions by top female leaders meant to inspire women in leadership positions; and
WHEREAS, The event is the result of a collaboration between over 100 public and private entities, and is free-of-charge and open to the public, and in the past, similar events have been accessible only by paying an entry fee; and
WHEREAS, The event footprint is minimal and will include a panel table, four chairs and four 50-inch monitors for better access to the discussions; and
WHEREAS, The Hatchery has been working with the Times Square Alliance and has their full support; and
WHEREAS, The event would provide a public benefit with a generally short duration and small footprint; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application from The Hatchery for a "Women Leadership Summit," a free series of talks and panels in Father Duffy Square on Thursday, September 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.