Board Member Spotlight:
Anne E. Joynt

Partner, Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford LLC


How were you introduced to the WNY Women’s Foundation?

A number of women who I greatly respect have been involved over the years, among them Dr. Jane Griffin and Ann Evanko. I learned long ago to pay attention to what people you admire choose to involve themselves with, and I am so glad to have gotten to know the WNY Women’s Foundation through them.

What motivated you to volunteer with this organization dedicated to creating opportunities for all women to learn, earn, and lead?

In order for our society to change, little girls have to see women in all areas of life, so that they can see what is possible for them. We need women to have the right to a fair and equitable wage, the right to access educational opportunities, and ultimately, the right to lead in their lives, and in our world.

What’s your favorite program, initiative, or advocacy work the WNY Women’s Foundation facilitates?

The WNY Women’s Foundation is involved in so much important work, but I am most excited about our mPower program, designed to give women support from education through employment. I am so pleased to be part of an organization that understands the value of education, and how it can help a family rise.

Do you have a favorite WNY woman-owned business? Tell us about it.

I love Chez Ann! I have gone to the same hair stylist for years and the salon always feels like an oasis of calm.