FAQ

For Members

Q: I am a member and want to change my contact information. How can I do this?

A: You can do this with ease after you log into your FWA account. It be found under the tab “Edit My Profile Bio.” Select “Manage Profile” from the My Profile box on the left-hand side of the page and then select “Edit Bio” under the Information & Settings heading.

Q. I’m a member and do not know my password. What should I do?

A. Click here and the system will contact you in regards to resetting your password automatically.

Q. I work on a committee and want to change something/add something to my Web page. How does this work?

A. Email the changes/additions to Lisa Buddenhagen at lbuddenhagen@fwa.org.

Q; How do I schedule a conference call through the office?

A: It is no longer required that conference calls be scheduled through the FWA. Instead, visit freeconferencecall.com by clicking here.

Q: How do I add a photo to my profile?

A: When you log into your account, select the “Profile Home” link from the “My Profile” navigation box on the left side of the webpage. Your profile home displays your name at the top and a headshot icon next to your “Professional Information” heading. Mouse over the icon for a small “popup window” as illustrated below:

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Click on the popup window for the page to upload your photo:

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Follow the simple instructions to browse for your image file and then click “Submit” to upload your photo. That’s it!

Q: How do I add a resumé/CV to my profile?

A: When you log into your account, select the “Manage Profile” link from the “My Profile” navigation box on the left side of the webpage. Your Manage Profile page displays different categories of information. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Networking and Careers section as illustrated below:

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Click on the Resumé/CV link to advance to the next page:

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On this page, select to edit your Resumé/CV, Upload your Resumé (Manage Attachment) or view your profile. When you select “Manage Attachment” the following page is displayed where you can then upload your Resumé/CV.

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Similar to adding your photo, follow the simple instructions to browse for your Resumé/CV and then click “Submit” to upload your file. Also, as instructed, paste your Resumé content into the appropriate fields so that your Resumé/CV becomes searchable by other Members.

Q: I’m already a Member of the FWA. How do I join a committee?

A: Fill out the committee contact form found when clicking here and the appropriate co-chairs will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Q: I’m already a Member of the FWA but how do I become a mentor?

A: Please visit the Mentoring Committee page or contact the co-chairs:

Beth Dorfman at beth.dorfman@bankofamerica.com  or Françoise Jeanpierre at francoise.jeanpierre@gmail.com.

Q. I stopped receiving e-mail from the FWA. How do I get back on the mailing list?

A. For many different reasons, your address might have been bounced by our e-mail service which would prevent the future delivery of e-mail being sent to your specified address. Send a request to fwacom@fwa.org, and we will be happy to reset your account.

Q: How long of a duration do my membership dues cover?

A: Membership dues now cover a full 12 months from either the time of receipt of payment or acceptance, whichever is later.

Q: How do I search for other members?

First, sign in. Then under “Member Services” you will see “Member Search.” Our new search facility is more powerful and will provide more results with a few search terms. Please remember; less is more for this process since now the entire member database is searching to return your results. Just a few letters of a members name is all you need to find the member you are seeking.

For potential members

Q. How do I get membership information?

A: Please click here for more information.

Q. What is the FWA’s address/contact information?

A. Financial Women’s Association of New York, Inc.

215 Park Avenue South, Suite 1712
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.533.2141
Fax:    212.982.3008
fwaoffice@fwa.org

For employers

Q. How do I post a job listing in Career Connections?

A. Job postings are free of charge to employers and position specifications are listed in a secure area accessible only to FWA Members. Opportunities are posted every few business days and edited to comply with the specific website format and allocated space. Listings will remain for about three months unless otherwise requested. Postings are not reviewed with the listing party after editing. Listings are run at the discretion of the FWA.

Job opportunities that are typically posted are within industries including marketing, finance, risk, audit, accounting, trading and investments,  technology, legal, project management, operations, general management (includes head of non-profit), as well as C-suite positions such as CFO and COO.

Three Requirements for Listings:

  1. Minimum Salary:
    Corporate Sector: base salary + first year’s bonus/commission, minimum of $100,000. Not-for Profit Sector: base salary minimum of $75,000. Compensation must be included. However, you may request we not publish this information.
  2. Employer or Search Firm Name:
    The FWA does not have the ability to act as an intermediary between job posters and Members. Therefore, listings must include the address, phone number and e-mail address of the contact person, or an alternative method for applying to the position (e.g., online URL).

Email Listings to: Lisa Buddenhagen at lbuddenhagen@fwa.org.

Send text embedded in an email or as attachment in software compatible with MS Word.

Filled Positions:

Once a position is filled, notify the FWA via lbuddenhagen@fwa.org so we may remove your listing from our website.

Format

  • Job Title
    e.g., Vice President, Director of Financial Reporting, CFO
  • Responsibilities
    The description should be fairly short, preferably up to eight lines. Job descriptions that are too long will be edited to accommodate our format.
  • Requirements
    Critical qualifications that must be met in order to be considered for the position.
  • Location
    Include city and state. If relocation is available, please indicate.
  • Salary
    Base salary must be specified. If the position is bonus eligible that should be stated as well.
  • Contact Information
    Contact person, company or search firm name, address, phone, e-mail address—OR—how to apply online.

Sample listing

Marketing Strategy Manager

XYZ Corporation seeks a Marketing Strategy Manager to head up the strategy team.

Responsibilities: Develop and execute marketing plans, initiatives, promotions, and communications related to specific investment products; define competitive market requirements and opportunities; develop new investment products; provide ongoing marketing support that ensures the competitiveness of existing products. Manage a team of four professionals. May also provide product-specific sales training. Facilitate and synthesize feedback from a variety of contributors. Requirements: 8+ years in mutual fund marketing with established mutual fund company that distributes primarily through intermediaries; analytical ability including knowing how to tackle business and organizational issues, interpreting research results, working with technical product information; top notch writing skills for internal and external audiences; Demonstrated leadership experience skills. MBA or Series 6 licensed (or willing to be licensed). NYC location. To $150K + bonus.

Location: New York, NY

Contact: Jane Doe, ABC Search Firm, 1 Main St., Any City, State, Zip Code, Phone: 212-555-1111 Email: recruiter@abcsearch.com

For donations

Q: I’m a corporate sponsor. How do I learn more about becoming involved with President’s Circle?

A: For more information, contact Jennifer Openshaw, Executive Director, at (212) 533-2141 x303 or jopenshaw@fwa.org.

Q: How do I make a donation?

A: To make an individual donation, please click here.

Stock or Securities

For instructions to transfer securities, please contact Jennifer Openshaw, Executive Director, at 212-533-2141 or jopenshaw@fwa.org.

Matching Gifts

Also, many companies match employee donations. Please check with your personnel department to see whether your firm has a corporate gift matching policy that will enable your gift to go further. Once you do, contact Interim Executive Director Jennifer Openshaw at jopenshaw@fwa.org.

For events

Q: I registered for an event but can no longer attend. What is your cancellation policy?

A: You can be refunded the cost of attendance for an event up to three days before a scheduled event, unless otherwise noted. The FWA does not allow refunds to be processed the day of a scheduled event.  Click here to view our event disclosure statement.

For students

Q: How do I get a scholarship?

A: The FWA doesn’t award scholarships directly to undergraduates. Instead, scholars are selected by the schools according to the FWA criterion of academic achievement and demonstrated leadership predictive of continued involvement in the FWA and our mentoring programs.



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