Business and Government

Directorship & Corporate Governance

Deepa Keswani

Pawneet Abramowski

Committee Co-Chairs Pawneet Abramoski and Deepa Keswani

One of the most powerful aspects of the Directorship & Corporate Governance Committee is the advocacy work it does to diversify the corporate boardroom here in America and around the globe. It also sponsors regular training sessions for FWA members interested in seeking executive or corporate board positions and then coaches them on how to persuasively present their qualifications.

For more information, contact co-chairs Pawneet Abramowski or Deepa Keswani.


Global Agenda

Janet Zagorin

Janet Zagorin

Donna La Spina

Donna La Spina

Committee Co-Chairs Donna La Spina and Janet Zagorin

Hosting events focused on hot financial topics, the Global Agenda Committee brings together next generation thought leaders from financial institutions, corporations, research and academia. Committee members include those who have lived and/or worked abroad, are focused on cross-border business and who have a globally diverse background. Those interested in benefiting significantly from working with others who are actively engaged in global business are encouraged to join as well because members of this committee are involved in enlightened discussions and events as well as “teach ins” whereby any committee member can propose to present on an area of expertise or relevant topic in 15 minutes.

For more information, contact Donna La Spina or Janet Zagorin.


Impact Investing

Nelun deS. Wijeyeratne

Nelun deS. Wijeyeratne

Ellen Mo

Committee Co-Chairs Ellen Mo and Nelun deS. Wijeyartne

The FWA Impact Investing Committee’s primary role is to build awareness about impact investing and to mobilize new ideas and networks in this space. To this end, the FWA organizes panel discussions and conversations featuring distinguished speakers from financial institutions, double bottom line investors, innovative social enterprises and academia.

Note:  Impact Investing is an approach to harness investor capital for social enterprises seeking to find innovative solutions to address social and environmental problems. Many of these social problems have a disproportionate impact on poor women, who often bear primary responsibility for managing the care of the family and the household.

For more information, contact Ellen  Mo  or Nelun deS Wijeyeratne.

Click here to learn more about the FWA Lenore C.  Albom Microfinance Giving Program.


International Business Conference

Janet Zagorin

Janet Zagorin

Marline Alexander

Committee Chairs Marline Alexander and Janet Zagorin

With the primary objective of managing the annual international conference to Israel and all of the details related to its itinerary, the International Business Conference Committee will also  host programs that highlight key international issues surrounding the conferences’ destination while giving committee members and delegates alike direct access to commercial, cultural, and political leaders.

Click here for past trip highlights.

For more information, contact Marline Alexander or Janet Zagorin.

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