Individual Involvement

Committees – Why Should You Join One Right NOW!

Have you recently joined the Financial Women’s Association or are a long-time member who is looking to get further involved with your organization?

Now is the time to join one of our many committees and here are just a few reasons:

  1. Expand your network
  2. Enhance your skill set to include planning, organizing, marketing and executing programs
  3. Join a collaborative environment conducive to discussion
  4. Gain a different perspective
  5. Enjoy personal satisfaction

 *One of the benefits of membership with the FWA is the ability to join a committee. Take advantage of this great opportunity!

Not a member? Don’t delay, join today.


BOLD (Build Opportunity to Leverage and Develop Your Career)

Lauren Leipold
Vice President

The FWA’s BOLD Division’s committees design and deliver activities that prepare, develop and mentor professionals via executive speakers, panelists, classes, seminars and networking opportunities. Each is tailored to a range of constituents from the C-suite and other senior executives, to mid-level professionals and entrepreneurs.  Although our core focus is the financial industry, our members and guests represent a wide range of professions, including: law, governance, regulation, high-tech, and academia.  Members working on these committees network with recognized experts and business dignitaries.  They learn how to design and execute above-mentioned offerings, resulting in enhanced leadership skills and expertise.

CLICK HERE for a more information about the committees in this group.

Emerging Leaders
Professional Services Perspectives


Business, Government & Regional Affairs

Patricia Morrill
Vice President

The Business, Government & Regional Affairs Division provides many wonderful ways to get involved. India is the destination of the International Business Conference this year. Members can learn more about this important and fascinating country by helping to plan the Conference or the related events put on by the Global Agenda Committee as part of their diverse New York program. For those interested in the opportunities and challenges of serving on a board, The Directorships & Corporate Governance Committee provides training and coaching, and contact with directors who are FWA speakers. The Not-for-Profit Committee educates members about the management functions and career opportunities in this sector, and the Impact Investing Committee explores ways that investing can address social and environmental challenges. For those living or working outside the City, three regional groups in Long Island, New Jersey and Westchester/Southern Connecticut sponsor a variety of informational and networking programs. The Men’s Alliance plans events where men, who are some of our biggest supporters, are encouraged to attend.

CLICK HERE for a more information about the committees in this group.

Directorships & Corporate Governance
Executive Leaders
FWA-Long Island
FWA-New Jersey
FWA-WestCon (Westchester/Southern Connecticut)
Global Agenda
Impact Investing
International Business Conference
Men’s Alliance


Educational Initiatives

Beth Dorfman
Vice President

The Educational Initiatives Division is dedicated to the education, development and advancement of high potential high school, undergraduate college and graduate school women interested in careers in the financial industry, accounting and STEM.  The educational programs in this division provide scholarships, mentoring programs, access to study abroad opportunities, professional development, training in financial literacy and graduate school programs focused towards the enrichment and sponsorship of future industry leaders.

for a more information about the committees in this group.

Financial Literacy
Graduate School Partnerships
Mentoring – Baruch College
Mentoring – High School
Mentoring – NJ Regional
Wall Street Exchange


Other Programs

Special President Initiatives developed for our membership and President’s Circle members.

CLICK HERE for a more information about each program.



Signature Events

Katherina Ansink
Vice President

Our yearly fundraiser events provides support to the FWA of New York, Inc. educational programs.

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Annual Summit
Awards Ceremony/Reception
Holiday Benefit



Other Board Committees

Marketing & Communications

Jason Dodd

Committee Chair Jason Dodd

The Marketing Communications Committee is responsible for the FWA brand, generates awareness, creates interest in the FWA and communicates the brand value proposition to help maintain a relevant, dynamic and vibrant FWA organization.

Through initiating programs, this Committee provides marketing, communications and promotional support to other FWA Committees and the FWA President on both a strategic and tactical level.

For more information, contact Jason Dodd.


Membership & Engagement

Marie-Helene Kennedy-Payen

Committee Chair Marie-Helene Kennedy-Payen

The Membership Committee is responsible for recommending membership policies and overseeing member development, selection and integration. The committee also assists with the organization, planning and implementation of recruiting events, the engagement of Members and the review of [non-members] candidates’ applications.

For more information, contact Marie-Helene Kennedy-Payen.


Standing Committees

CLICK HERE for more information about the committees in this group.

Investment Policy
Operations Resource
President’s Circle/Corporate Sponsorship

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