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March 2017


Past FWA Presidents Maureen Adolf (2014-15) and Susan L. Harper (2012-13), who is also FWA pro bono General Counsel, posed with “The Fearless Girl” statute Artist Kristen Visbal at NY City Hall in a gathering organized by US Congresswoman Maloney to extend the statute’s stay on Wall Street.

Commissioned by asset management firm State Street Global Advisors to mark its initiative urging the 3,500+ companies in which it invests for its clients to increase the number of women on their corporate boards, Fearless was conceived by McCann New York and sculpted by Visbal (pictured above). The NYC Mayor’s Office announced today that the statute of the young brave bronze girl facing the iconic Wall Street bronze bull will remain in its place for at least 11 more months.

Pacesetter Jamilynn Cimino, is featured in a LinkedIn article, Reverse Mentoring: Millennials teach old dogs new tricks, published March 6th.

Jamilynn lead the development of the “Connect” program. According to Cimino, the “overall objective of the program is to leverage generation-wide talent to help shape the future direction of the firm and position Pershing for success.”

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January 2017

Meet on Bowery in affiliation with Spacebase presents, A Night for Women in Leadership with Regina HuberShow up with Power and Authenticity to Drive Your Success.

As women finding the method to your success can be riddled with obstacles. The key to success is empowering yourself and acknowledging your undiscovered talent in order to build the confidence that will allow for advancement in male dominated industries.

Regina Huber, author of Speak up, Stand out and Shine, has defined her career by helping companies attract, create, and retain more female leaders. Her signature system “Powerful Leadership Transformation” encompasses an empowering mindset, distinctive uniqueness, a body-conscious presence, and effective action. This approach allows her clients to achieve their leadership goals and success above and beyond traditional methods.

December 2016

Regina Huber

Regina Huber

Regina Huber, is not only the co-chair of the Distinguished Speakers committee but also the author of the recently published Kindle book, Speak up, Stand out and Shine – Speak Powerfully in Any Situation.

Speak up, Stand out and Shine prepares you for any speaking situation, online or offline. It equips you with tools that make speaking in meetings, in job interviews or in front of a room less daunting. It is brimful with techniques that allow you to increase your success as a speaker and communicator.

If you have something important to say, pick up Speak up, Stand out and Shine and read it!

Available currently as a Kindle book on Amazon and soon in print!

September 2016

Merrie Frankel, is appointed to the Board of Directors of Agree Realty.

Read the Press release.




June 2016

Nina McLemore, is featured in the Washington Post style section. Some of the nation’s most powerful women look to her for fashion advice.

May 2016

Sharon Lewis, participated in a discussion on the topic of “Undercover cameras expose ageism, challenge old stereotypes”, on  NBC’s Today Show, broadcasted on May 25, 2016.

We are  pleased to inform you that Susan L. Harper, pro bono FWA General Counsel, will be a featured speaker on the Japan Society’s policy panel, “Womenomics-in-Action: Approaches by the Japanese, American and European Governments” on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  Harper is a Managing Director of the Bates Group LLC. She Chairs the NY State Bar Association’s Committee on Women in the Law’s Legislative Subcommittee and is a past Co-Chair of NYCLA’s Women’s Rights Committee.  She is also a Past FWA President 2012-13. The program will focus on Japan’s new law promoting women’s roles in the workplace effective April 2016. Companies with 301 or more employees, as well as the central and local governments, are required to report their percentage of female hires and female managers, and set numerical targets for employing and promoting women. Harper will be  discussing the American government and businesses efforts to promote women’s empowerment and advancement and U.S policies impacting women’s economic rights.

For more information about the event, click here.


Pamela Packard, FWA Past President 1999-2000 has been named Chairperson-Elect of Financial Planning Standards Board, Ltd (FPSB), a certification, education and professional standards setting organization for the global financial planning community.  She will automatically assume the role of Chairperson in April 2017.

Read the Press release.


April 2016

Prudential Annuities names Melissa Kivett Senior Vice President and Business Strategy Officer
Newly-created role will drive business priorities

In this newly-created role, Kivett will lead the overall development of business strategy, reporting to Lori Fouche, president of Prudential Annuities. She will join Prudential Annuities senior leadership team. Read more


Kimberly Weinrick,, FWA Past President 2013-14 with Honoree Barbara Krumsiek

Congratulations to Barbara Krumsiek, former CEO, President and Chair of Calvert for received the Fund Action’s Lifetime Achievement Award on April 26th. Barbara is a FWA member and was the FWA Woman of the Year Private Sector in 2013.



November 2015

Maria Semple, is a long time member and now author of the recently published book: “Magnify Your Business:  Tips Tools and Strategies for Growing Your Business or Your Nonprofit.”

Her book is for entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives who see a need and have a great idea for meeting it.

View more details on Maria’s website: and order your copy today!


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