Nation’s female leaders invited to support Women’s Hall of Fame

Generations Bank, organizing sponsor of the first ever Women’s Right to Run, today unveiled an unprecedented invitation list of international “power women” who are being encouraged to attend the upcoming Women’s Right to Run 19K/5K in historic Seneca Falls—birthplace of the women’s rights movement. The Women’s Right to Run 19K/5K celebrates the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Seneca Falls was the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. This fitting tribute race will benefit the National Women’s Hall of Fame’s capital campaign, which is raising funds to rehabilitate the former Seneca Falls Knitting Mill into its future home, The Center for Great Women. Leading the marquee invite list is First Lady Michelle Obama, the Hon. Hillary Clinton and Ms. Oprah Winfrey. An additional 50+ high powered female leaders, CEOs, actresses, athletes and advocates are also being invited. Special guests may participate in the race through running, walking or as an honorary starter. A listing of additional distinguished invitees is attached.”As we join together to celebrate female empowerment and how far we’ve come since the 19th amendment was signed, we’re extending the invitation to many of the women who continue to fight for progress and serve as an inspiration to all,” said Katie MacIntyre, AVP – Marketing Officer, Generations Bank. “The race for equal rights is never really over, but we continue to make great strides and these women are shining examples of that effort.” The inaugural run is a partner event for 261 Fearless, Inc., a global community of female runners and walkers founded by Kathrine Switzer. Switzer, who made history as the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry in 1967, is the national spokesperson for the run. The Women’s Right to Run race is open to men and women and will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Seneca Falls, New York. Runners have the option of registering to run a 5K or 19K, both of which will be USATF (USA Track & Field) certified. Details about race registration and course maps can be found at HEREThe distinguished invitee list includes:First Lady Michelle ObamaThe Honrable Hillary ClintonDr. Jill BidenLt. Gov. Kathy HochulOprah WinfreyAbby WambachAbigail JohnsonAlanis MorissetteAlicia KeysAmy PoehlerAngelina JolieArianna HuffingtonBarbara WaltersBeyonceChristy Turlington BurnsDiane Von FurstenbergEllen DeGeneresEllen KullmanEllie GouldingEmma WatsonFemale Members of U.S. SenateFemale Members of U.S. CongressFemale NYS Assembly membersFemale NYS SenatorsGinni RomettyGwyneth PaltrowHeidi KlumIndigo GirlsIndra NooyiIrene RosenfeldJanet YellenJean ChatzkyJennifer HudsonJennifer LawrenceJessica AlbaKathryn Smith (Buffalo Bills)Katie CouricKaty PerryKerry WashingtonKim PegulaKristen WiigLena DunhamLoretta LynchMadonnaMarillyn HewsonMarissa MayerMary BarraMeg WhitmanMelinda GatesMeryl StreepNancy PelosiNatalie MoralesOlivia WildePinkReese WitherspoonRenee ZellwegerRuth PoratSafra CatzSarah PalinSarah Thomas (NFL)Savannah GuthrieSheryl CrowSheryl SandbergStency & Colleen WegmanSusan WojcickiTaylor SwiftUrsula BurnsViolet Palmer (NBA)

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