Corporate Sponsorship

“The FWA President’s Circle provides organizations with an unmatched opportunity to develop their female professionals internally and to raise their visibility externally as advocates of women’s leadership. Our President’s Circle offers an inspiring community of peers enabling our members to exchange best practices and support our common goal of women’s advancement.”
Lily Klebanoff Blake, Past Chair of the President’s Circle Committee

Committee Co-Chairs

Lee Wood

Lee Wood

Peggy Decker

Peggy Decker

Formed in 1998, President’s Circle is the FWA’s corporate sponsorship program which allows firms to establish strategic partnerships with the FWA to advance its core mission to accelerate the success and leadership of women in the financial community across all industries. This is accomplished by exchanging best practices, showcasing industry thought leaders, enhancing programmatic content, and empowering mentoring and educational initiatives. Since its inception, the FWA President’s Circle has been extremely successful, providing substantial financial support for FWA programs and scholarships, and developing strong, mutually-beneficial partnerships with corporate sponsors. Funds from President’s Circle support FWA programming, scholarships, and training for students interested in pursuing careers in business and finance.

“Our firm recognizes the value women add in the workplace and we continue to focus on and invest in the advancement of women into leadership roles. Our longstanding relationship with the FWA has been an integral part in helping us continuously raise our high standards.”
— Joe Echevarria, CEO, Deloitte LLP

Benefits of Membership in the FWA President’s Circle:

  • Demonstrates firm’s commitment to cultivating diverse and forward-thinking leaders internally and to the community at large
  • Showcases a firm’s expertise, leadership, and talent across lines of business
  • Provides prominence on FWA website for firm thought leadership and achievements in diversity and inclusion
  • Opportunity for development of joint programming with the FWA
  • Sponsorship of on-site events featuring firm’s executives, encouraging networking through complimentary admission to firm employees
  • Invitations to FWA President’s Circle Breakfasts, open only to members of the President’s Circle, which provide access to thought leaders and an opportunity to network among peers and learn best practices
  • Designated relationship manager, a senior FWA member, assigned to each member firm
  • Expedited membership process for firm employees
  • Special access to pipeline recruiting opportunities through access to FWA members, participants in the FWA Wall Street Exchange Program, participants in the FWA’s Baruch mentoring program and recipients of FWA graduate scholarships
  • Special link from FWA job postings page to firm’s job listings

FWA President’s Circle Sponsorship
Gold: $25,000, flexibility is available to combine cash as well as in-kind contributions.

Members of the FWA’s President’s Circle

  • BMO Capital Markets
  • BNP Paribas
  • BNY Mellon
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • LPL Financial
  • MetLife
  • MUFG
  • New York Life
  • PGIM
  • Proskauer
  • S&P Global
  • Sidley Austin, LLP
  • SMBC Corp.
  • Stifel Financial Corp.
  • T.Rowe Price
  • Unilever
  • Wells Fargo Advisors

FWA President’s Circle Relationship Managers

  • Stephanie Ackler
  • Maureen Adolf
  • Hermina “Nina” Batson
  • Christine Birnbaum
  • Debra Curran
  • Katrin Dambrot
  • Susan Ganz
  • Joan Shapiro Green
  • Kim Hanson
  • Anne Hennessey
  • Danielle Jarnot
  • Jacqueline Linden
  • Simone Vinocour
  • Nelun deS. Wijeyeratne
  • Martha Wood
  • Janet Zagorin

For more information, contact Ria Davis, Executive Director, at



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