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2017 Annual Summit and Cocktail Awards Ceremony & Reception
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The 2017 Annual Summit and Cocktail Awards Ceremony & Reception

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Summit and Cocktail Reception:
Where: Summit: NY Life, Awards Ceremony: The Gansevoort Park Hotel
New York, New York 
United States
Contact: 212-533-2141

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JUNE 15th 2017


We asked, You Answered

We heard YOU!


While the FWA’s traditional annual dinner was always a big success, we learned that YOU were open to a new signature event that would satisfy both your intellectual and social curiosity.

We heard that

  1. You wanted the opportunity to learn about evolving trends during this disruptive time in our industry, and
  2. You wanted an opportunity to network in a dynamic setting

We created an inaugural event in response.

FWA friends, industry leaders, experts and colleagues will gather for the FWA Inaugural Annual Summit on June 15th.


This event will mark an exciting evolution from the FWA's Annual Dinner and Signature Event to a dynamic new format providing a content-rich program focusing on cutting edge financial industry issues, while continuing to recognize our Women of the Year honorees and the philanthropic programs we are engaged in throughout the year.

It will be both an enriching and lively opportunity for networking with colleagues and industry leaders, and ultimately, demonstrates our continuing commitment to the evolving interests of FWA members and corporate sponsors.


Proceeds from the FWA Summit & Rewards Reception will support the FWA’s philanthropic programing and serves as our primary fundraising activity to continue to serve those involved in our educational programs, including high school and college student mentoring, Financial Back Pack outreach, leadership development and other community programs.

We hope you’ll join with hundreds of industry leaders
for an afternoon of timely panel discussions on key topics for the financial services industry. There will be an opportunity to network with Summit Panelists and other participants at the reception honoring this year’s FWA awardees.


Who Should Attend:

Are you a financial services professional looking to advance your career? Then join us and other financial services professionals, lawyers, economists; investors; compliance professionals; regulators; public policy makers; marketing professionals; governance professionals


Why You Should Attend:

  • Learn about emerging trends affecting the industry
  • Network with industry leaders, experts and colleagues
  • Come celebrate the wonderful achievements of our FWA honorees


Topics to be Explored


Age of Digital Transformation

  • How will advances in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Affect the Financial Services Industry?
  • Escalating Cyber Risk? How to Prevent? Prepare? Defend?
  • Evolving Use of Blockchain?


  • Impact of Energy Policy on the Economy
  • Implications of Emerging Regulatory Trends - Global and Domestic
  • Key Drivers in Global Capital Markets

Your Career in a Changing Landscape

  • How to Accelerate Your Career
  • Lessons in Leadership During Disruptive Times




DAN YERGIN Interviewed by Patti Domm, Markets Editor, CNBC
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author (The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power); Leading Energy Scholar: Global Energy/Oil Markets Expert; Chairman and Co-Founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates; CNBC Commentator








FWA Pioneer Leadership Award

Frances Hesselbein; Founder, Hesselbein Leadership Institute; former CEO Girl Scouts of America; Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient







FWA Private Sector Woman of the Year

Sara Mathew, Chairman and CEO Dun & Bradstreet (retired)








FWA Image Maker Award

Candace Straight; Executive Film Producer, "Equity", Investment Banker, past President FWA, member of several Boards of Directors







Full Agenda*


5:30 pm


Summit Panels


FWA Summit Corporate Sponsor |   Light refreshments provided
51 Madison Avenue, NYC

12:00 pm –
12:30 pm
12:30 pm –
12:35 pm 
INTRODUCTION: FWA President Katrin Dambrot  
12:35 pm –
1:30 pm
Dan Yergin, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Global Energy Expert, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations,  Interviewed by: Patti Domm, Markets Editor, CNBC
1:30 pm – 1:55pm WELCOME: Shelia Davidson, General Counsel, New York Life
1:35 pm –
2:20 pm
Shelia Davidson, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, New York Life Insurance Company
Frances Hesselbein, Founder, Hesselbein Leadership Institute former CEO Girl Scouts of America; Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
Candace Straight, Executive Film Producer, Independent Investor, past President FWA, former banking executive, member of several Boards of Directors
Jennifer Brown, Executive Leadership Consultant and Author
2:20 pm –
2:30 pm
2:30 pm –
3:20 pm



Strategies for Winning in an Age of Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation; Cyber Security; Robotics; Blockchain Technology

Dr. Betty Moon, Senior Principal, Financial Services Advisor, SAP America, Inc.
Kristen J. Mathews, Partner, Head of Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, Proskauer Rose LLP
John Petronzi, Practice Lead, Silver Tree Consulting
Deloitte, TBD


Career Acceleration - Hear from the Experts

Personal Branding; Social Media Profile; Executive Presence; Leadership

Melanie Childress Carucci, Global Business Director, Thomson Reuters

Raleigh Mayer, Principal, Logos Institute for Crises Management & Executive Leadership; Gravitas Guru
Joyce Sullivan, Founder & CEO, SocMediaFin
Alex Tyler, Senior Executive, Digital Transformation, Accenture Interactive


3:20 pm –
3:30 pm
3:30 pm –
4:20 pm



Adapting to Regulatory Trends at a Time of Global Disruption

Regulatory Reform/Dodd-Frank Act, Governance Issues; International Regulatory Trends

Brandon Becker; Deputy General Counsel, DTCC
Maureen Adolf, Senior Policy Advisor, Eversheds Sutherland
Susan Harper, Esq., Managing Director, Bates Group, LLC
Stephen Brown, Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center

Disruptive Developments Affecting Global Capital Markets

Exploring current drivers in the Global Markets; Alternative Investments

Heather Davis, TIAA, Senior Managing Director, Alternative Investments
Poul Kristensen, Economist, New York Life
Trisha Hazelwood, International Co-Head of Structured Products, MUFG

4:20 pm –
4:30 pm
4:30 pm –
5:30 pm
6:00 pm -
8:00 pm




 The Gansevoort Park Hotel
420 Park Avenue South (at East 29th Street, around the block from NY Life)
Refreshments provided


*Program as of May 24, 2017, subject to change


Discuss, Learn and Network
with the FWA community
and network of partners

See you in June.


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Subway: 6 to 28th Street station


Pricing options available exclusively for FWA Members:

Option 1: $400 Annual Summit and Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony Early bird available through May 22nd, save $100 off of the standard price

Option 2: $150 Annual Summit Panels Only

Option 3: $250 Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony Only


Pricing available for Non-FWA Members:

$600 Annual Summit and Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony, Click here for Non-Member registration


NOTE: This registration form is for use by FWA Members Only. 

Click here
for Non-Member registration.



Special thanks to President's Circle member New York Life Insurance Company for hosting this event.


This event is organized by the Annual Celebration Committee of the FWA of New York, Inc.




About the FWA:
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.

Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- No Walk-Ins

 Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Monday, June12, 2017.


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