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2024 Annual Gala

Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tribeca 360
10 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY

6:00 pm – Dinner and Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm – Awards Program
8:30 pm – Desserts

Cocktail Attire

The Woman Who Dares Award honors women whose spirit, work and character exemplify the mission of NCJW NY. The award celebrates women who are compassionate, courageous, and powerful; women who are leaders in their fields; women who inspire and empower other women; and women who make a real difference in the lives of New Yorkers.


Presenting the Woman Who Dares Award to:

Beatriz de la Torre
Chief Philanthropy Officer,Trinity Church Wall Street

Bea de la Torre serves as Chief Philanthropy Officer for Trinity Church Wall Street. Trinity’s philanthropic initiatives work to break the cycle of mass homelessness and support healthy minds and safe communities in New York City. They also seek to build financial capacity and leadership for faith-based communities. Bea was previously Managing Director for Housing and Homelessness at Trinity and at the Robin Hood Foundation before that. Bea worked for the New York City government for eight years, including various positions at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Bea graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received her master’s in urban planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Jill Lafer
Former Chair, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and NARAL NY; CEO, Hoffman/Lafer Assoc. LLC

Jill Lafer has been a leader in the women’s reproductive rights and health movement for over 30 years.  Jill is a former chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Board of Directors (2015-2017) and a former board member of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, PP Global and the PP Political Action Committee.

Previously Jill served as board chair of NARAL Pro-Choice New York and was a board member of the National Institute for Reproductive Health.  She served as the treasurer of New York State Senator Liz Krueger’s No Bad Apples PAC and partnered with Senator Krueger to elect pro-choice Democrats to the New York State Senate.

Jill is a Mayoral appointee to the Central Park conservancy, having been appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and re-appointed by Mayors DeBlasio and Adams. She recently joined the Board of Directors of 92NY (formerly known as the 92nd Street Y).  Jill has served on other boards including The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Guild Hall of East Hampton and the New York City Opera.

Jill’s background is in the business sector. She was an auditor at Arthur Young & Co. after earning her BS from NYU Stern School of business and subsequently in strategic planning for Citibank. In 1996 she co-founded a licensing business, Hoffman/Lafer Assoc. LLC. HL has been responsible for licensing agreements for numerous consumer goods companies including Bulova Watch Corp, Woolrich, Lionel Trains, Nicole Miller and Cynthia Rowley.  In 2020 Jill founded Bandon Partners a consulting firm for emerging not-for -profits.

In 2018-2019 Jill was a DCI Fellow at Stanford University.    She has been a speaker at Columbia Business School, Harvard Business School, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Jill resides in NYC with her husband Barry, has three children and two granddaughters.

Katheryn Rosen
Managing Director, Global Head, Regional Information Security and Supervisory Engagement, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Katheryn has been in financial services for over 30 years,  in the public and private sectors and academia.

Katheryn is the Head of Regional Information Security in the 60-plus countries where JPMC operates.  She also leads JPMC’s global efforts related to Technology and Cybersecurity for Public Policy and Partnerships, all regulatory related matters and Client Engagement.  Katheryn co-heads Global Technology’s Governance, Risk and Controls and reports to JPMC’s Chief Information Security Officer.  Externally, Katheryn chairs the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA’s) Cybersecurity Committee, and is on the Management Committee of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC).  She also serves on the Board of the Cyber Risk Institute.

In government, she served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Policy and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Financial Institutions.  She was responsible for the Office of Financial Institutions Policy, Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, and the Federal Insurance Office.  On Capitol Hill, she served as Senior Policy Advisor to House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank, working primarily on the Dodd-Frank Act and housing finance reform.

Prior to her public service, Katheryn spent 14 years at JPMorgan’s Investment Bank.  As a Managing Director, she led the Government Institutions Group where she was responsible for delivering the Firm’s full range of services and products to Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), US-based multilateral-lending institutions, and the US government.  Prior to that role, Katheryn was a senior leader in Investment Grade Debt Capital Markets executing bond transactions for diversified industrials, healthcare insurers, real estate companies, and financial institutions .

Katheryn has been affiliated with Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) as an Adjunct Professor and led the creation of SIPA’s Cyber Risk to Financial Stability Project.  Katheryn  is active in UJA‑Federation of New York serving as a Board Member of the Crisis to Stability Committee.

Katheryn holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Art History and Economics.

She resides in New York City with her husband and son.


For more information about NCJW NY or the Annual Gala, contact Associate Director of Development & Communications Sarah Burstein at sburstein@ncjwny.org.



Tuesday, April 16
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Tribeca 360
10 Desbrosses Street
New York, NY 10013
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