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Fireside Chat with Candy Straight and Colleen Campbell


When: Monday, February 12, 2018
From 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Shearman & Sterling
599 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor
(Between 52nd and 53rd Streets)
New York, New York  
United States

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Fireside Chat with Candy Straight and Colleen Campbell


Shearman & Sterling, BMO Capital Markets, and the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) are proud to invite you to a special event: panel discussion with BMO Capital Markets Vice Chair Colleen Campbell and Equity executive producer Candy Straight on women’s leadership in the finance industry, and challenges – past, present and future – faced by women in banking and finance.

Don’t miss the fireside chat with Candy and Colleen, both of whom are distinguished finance industry professionals and past recipients of FWA Woman of the Year awards. Moderated by Donna Parisi, Global Co-head of Finance and Global Head of Derivatives & Structured Products at Shearman & Sterling.

Using Equity as a springboard, panel members will discuss the film, their careers and experiences and explore topics such as attracting women to the industry, the changing culture and working environment as depicted both in Equity and in reality. A Q&A will follow, along with a networking reception.

Speakers' Profile

Candy Straight
Candy Straight is a private investor, independent director and executive producer of the first female-driven Wall Street film, Equity. Straight is also the Executive Producer of the film The Pages. She currently serves on the board of trustees of Neuberger Berman, and is a visiting associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Previously, Straight has had a distinguished career in the finance industry, including positions at Merck & Co. Inc., and Bankers Trust Company. She served as a principal of Head & Company, and President and then Director of Integon Corporation. Her Board positions included Marketing One, Drake Holdings, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, and Montpelier Re. Straight was a trustee of Public Employees Retirement System of the State of New Jersey in the 80s, and an advisory director of Securitas Capital, LLC. Candy is past president of the Financial Women's Association of New York. Straight has a BA from Wilson College, an MBA from NYU and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Wilson College.

Colleen Campbell
Colleen Campbell is Vice Chair, BMO Capital Markets. Based in Toronto, she is a 37-year industry veteran. Colleen joined BMO in 1997 and spent 15 years in Debt Capital Markets ultimately as Global Head. Colleen was appointed Vice Chair in 2012. In this capacity, she provides senior client coverage and strategic advice to BMO’s Investment & Corporate Banking Group. Colleen is a member of the BMO Capital Markets Advisory Committee as well as the Canadian Loan Commitments Committee. She is also the chair of BMO Capital Markets Real Estate Inc.


Donna Parisi, Interviewer
Donna Parisi is a Partner at Shearman & Sterling based in New York, global Co-Head of Finance and Global head of the Derivatives & Structured Products practice. Donna is a leading lawyer in the derivatives and structured products space. Donna holds a JD from Boston College Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, and a B.A. from Vassar College. She is an active champion for the full inclusion of women in the workplace.





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Event Schedule
5:30 - 6:00 pm Registration and Networking
6:00 - 7:00 pm Panel Discussion/Q&A
7:00 - 8:00 pm Closing Remarks and Networking

$50 FWA Members  |  $95 Non-Members  |  Refreshments Included

Subway: E/M to Lexington Avenue  and 53rd Street station.


 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.


This event is organized by the Distinguished Speakers Committee of the FWA of New York, Inc, Shearman & Sterling and BMO Capital Markets.


Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- NO WALK-INS
  Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by COB, Friday, February 9, 2018



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