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April 2014

Recently from April 22- April 23, 2014, seven FWA mentees were invited to the Simmons Leadership Conference held in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the second consecutive year that the FWA Mentoring Program at Baruch College has enabled these young, talented women to attend. According to FWA Mentee Megan Chiu, “Having the privilege to attend the Simmons Leadership Conference gave me the opportunity to absorb the wisdom of so many accomplished women at different phases in their professional careers and personal…

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2014 FWA Honorees: Martina Hund-Mejean, CFO of MasterCard and Vicki L. Fuller, CIO of the New York State Common Retirement Fund Five hundred professionals celebrated the progress exemplified by the honorees of the Financial Women’s Association 30th Anniversary of the Women of the Year Awards, who also heard a stirring call to renew and redouble their work to create greater opportunities for future generations of women in finance. “Through this annual celebration, we’ve honored significant leaders in our industry who…

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An Executive Leaders Committee Event Who doesn’t enjoy a night out on the town that includes taking in a show that has a brilliant script and impeccable performances? On Tuesday, April 29th guests and Members alike of the Financial Women’s Association gathered together and attended “The Most Deserving,” which ran from March 30 to May 4, 2014. Held at New York City Center Stage and organized by the Executive Leaders Committee, the award-winning Women’s Project Theater is the nation’s oldest…

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May 2014

An Entrepreneurs Committee Event New sales strategies for today’s business climate – and delicious Italian food – were on the menu at the Entrepreneurs Committee spring luncheon featuring author and entrepreneur Jeri Quinn. The event began with networking in the private dining room at Lattanzi’s theater district restaurant, followed by welcoming remarks from Diana Merenda, a member of the FWA Leadership Team and co-chair of the Entrepreneurs Committee. Diana gave a brief history of the Financial Women’s Association, its mission,…

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For the past 10 years, the annual FWA Directors Dinner has highlighted the countless ways to get and keep high-level women on corporate boards. On May 8th, FWA Members and guests came together for an informal, off-the-record dinner discussion with an experienced panel of thought leaders ready and willing to provide their personal insights on board service, their experiences getting on and working with boards, and how they are grappling with corporate governance issues in this environment. Jenne Britell, chairman…

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Wanting to shift your career from financial services into the non-for-profit industry and knowing how are two different things. Fortunately for FWA Members and Guests, we got some powerful advice at an event organized by the Not-for-Profit Committee titled, “Success and Significance – Second Acts for the Greater Good” on Tuesday, May 20th. The event featured Marci Alboher, author of The Encore Career Handbook and Vice President of Encore.org, who was interviewed by Sarah Murray, freelance journalist and frequent contributor…

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Digital Presence Event On Wednesday, May 28th FWA Members and guests came together to listen to a panel discussion featuring Linda Descano, an FWA Member, Managing Director and Head of Content and Social, North America Marketing, Citi; and President and CEO, Women & Co. Citi. Ms. Descano, who is responsible for social media and content marketing efforts for U.S. consumer businesses with over 20 years at Citi, was interviewed by fellow FWA Member Raleigh Mayer. Known as the Gravitas Guru…

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June 2014

It was a beautiful day to be at Harbor Links in Port Washington for FWA-LI 4th Annual Golf Outing hosted by Golfing Women with pros Leslie Andrews and Adrienne Wax!  Whether you were on the golf course taking in a round of 9, or learning the game at the clinic, either way there were tons of balls hit!  There was something for all, golf, great networking, cocktail party with delicious food, and great prizes.  A special raffle held raised an…

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The Financial Women’s Association recently featured a Private Equity Panel: The not-so-secret Evolution of Private Equity. The term private equity is now commonly featured in worldwide headlines and is continuously being credited for revolutionizing the landscape of business today. Sponsored by BakerHostetler, Steven Goldberg, co-leader of the firm’s Transactions Practice team, provided opening remarks for this special keynote presentation.  Moderating the program, Mariafrancesca Carli, Managing Director with J.P. Morgan’s Family and Family Offices Investment Banking Coverage, led the discussion with…

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Chelsea Clinton Inspires FWA Mentees with Leadership Advice Jun 5th, 2014 @ 8:00 am - Jun 7th, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Students Build Confidence and Interview Skills When FWA Mentee Ruchi Shah opened a brochure for an event for college women leaders, little did she know that it would change her life. As she opened the pamphlet, she read the words “empower yourself.” She thought to herself: “I guess this means I have to be stronger and be thick-skinned.” But after hearing from a diverse group of women in science, broadcast journalism, social advocacy, and public relations, she learned that “empowering…

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