Women’s Bar honors Angelicque Moreno at annual party
The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA) hosted its annual membership party where it honored Angelicque Moreno at Borough Hall Wednesday night.
Moreno, who became a BWBA trustee two years ago, was presented with the Amy Wren Award for her work on behalf of the bar. The award was named after one of the founding members of the BWBA.
“Amy Wren was a founding mother of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association 97 years ago,” said BWBA President Helene Blank. “She was a suffragette, a lawyer who couldn’t vote, and in her time, a very dynamic and force of nature woman. That’s just like Angelicque.
“Angelicque has the same qualities this woman had all those years ago, so we thought it was appropriate to present her with the award this year,” Blank continued.
Moreno explained that receiving this prestigious award meant so much to her, and even more so because of who it was named after.
“I’m so honored and privileged to have even been nominated by the women I have the highest esteem for that it’s hard to put it into words,” Moreno said. “I know that (Wren) was a lawyer who also helped found the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association. She was also at the forefront of helping women get the right to vote. We still have fights. Even with all of the accomplishments we’ve achieved in the last 100 years, we still have a ways to go.”
The annual party is meant to promote the association and provide its members with a chance to network. Blank called it an important event as her goal is to increase the numbers of the BWBA.
“We’re up to almost 500 members,” Blank said. “It’s my goal to make the Brooklyn chapter the largest of all the chapters of the Women’s Bar Association of the state of New York. We should be the largest chapter, but right now we’re fifth. We want to be at least second by the end of the year.”
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