Queens, NY (April 18, 2024) – Michelle Stoddart, Senior Vice President of Community Development at Resorts World New York City (RWNYC), was honored on Thursday, April 11th at the National Action Network (NAN) Women’s Empowerment Luncheon. One of the most well-attended events at the NAN Annual Convention in New York City, the event also paid tribute to Alicia Keys, Mika Brzezinski, and Stacey Abrams.

Hosted by award-winning journalist Mara S. Campo, the event also recognized Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter and Dr. Valerie Daniels-Carter of the Church of God in Christ. The Women’s Empowerment Luncheon has become a moment to celebrate, activate, and galvanize Black and Brown women in their role shaping society.

“I’m proud to be a part of NAN’s Women Empowerment Luncheon,” said Michelle Stoddart, Senior Vice President of Community Development at Resorts World New York City. “It’s important to not only celebrate the history of women’s empowerment but also what our institutions are doing today, and tomorrow, to take it to the next level. Few have worked harder to empower women both internally and externally over the last decade than Resorts World New York City.”

Based in Queens, Michelle has led Community Development for Resorts World New York City over the last 12 years. She has been a driving force behind Resorts World Gives, the casino’s philanthropic arm, which has invested more than $5 million into over 300 organizations in Queens and across New York State.

Resorts World New York City first opened its doors in 2011 with a clear commitment to having a diverse workforce in every way. A pledge successfully realized with employees representing an even split between women and men, of which 80% are people of color.

About Resorts World New York City (RWNYC)    is the Big Apple’s first and only casino-hotel and has generated more than $4 billion for the State’s public education system since opening 2011. RWNYC fulfills the decades-long mission to turn the historic Aqueduct Racetrack into a gaming destination with approximately 6,500 slot machines and electronic table gaming. More than five million guests pass through RWNYC’s doors annually, where they enjoy an extraordinary gaming, entertainment, and dining experience. In 2021, the 400-room Hyatt Regency JFK Airport hotel at RWNYC opened its doors — bringing the total investment at the site to $1.1 billion. Guests can choose from several dining options including the recently reopened RW Prime and Good Friends Noodle House. RWNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, with destination resorts in the Catskills, Hudson Valley, Las Vegas, Bimini, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 47,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.