My name is Susan Mauro, and it is my great honor to serve as the President of the BWBA. In addition to having served as Treasurer, I have also served as Corresponding Secretary and sat on the board of the BWBA. I now feel deeply honored and privileged to lead this organization for the 2022-2023 year. I look forward to a year filled with new ideas, renewed commitment and a willingness to welcome and meet head on any new challenges that may come our way in this brave new world in which we live. United by these goals, I know we can continue to keep this organization active and strong, just as we did during the pandemic. For that, I want to extend a sincere thank you to our outgoing President, Madeline Kirton. Thank you Madeline for all you have done for the BWBA and for helping to make the transition into my Presidency as smooth as possible.
It was in looking ahead that helped me to choose my theme for this year, which is “Embracing Change Together”. When I thought long and hard about what I wanted for the upcoming year, I could not help but reflect are how things are now different. The past two years were filled with much change, including how we live, work and practice, socialize, communicate with others, and interact with people. The pandemic ushered forth the most sudden and drastic change to our daily lives that any of us have ever experienced.
Change, however, does not have to be negative. Rather than resist it, we have an opportunity to embrace these changes together, to adapt and overcome the way things were done before and forge new frontiers. It is therefore, my hope that we continue to use our resources, programs, events, etc. to help others cope with these changes in a positive way and that we continue this momentum moving forward as we embark on a new year.
My goal is to have our organization grow and persevere this coming year. I am confident with the ongoing involvement and support of our members, officers, board and delegates, that the upcoming year will be a tremendous success. Our goal is and will continue to be to honor the great tradition of this century old organization in its mission to support and promote the rights of all women and ensure they are equally treated with justice and fairness.
Thank You All for Your Unwavering Support!
Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association