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Maximize Teamwork and Innovative Thinking


When: Friday, March 2, 2018
7:45 am - 9:30 am
Where: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation SMBC
277 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
(Between 47th and 48th Streets)
New York, New York  10172
United States

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.
Maximize Teamwork and Innovative Thinking
An FWA Members Only Event


The BOLD Committee is pleased to present this month's first Friday workshop on the topic of teamwork and innovative thinking. Throughout this interactive session, participants will learn how to:

  • increase collaboration and productivity with improv and the ‘yes and’ mindset
  • improve emotional intelligence (be ‘in the moment’ and ‘read’ the audience)
  • be more innovative in problem-solving through enhanced creativity and imagination.

This workshop will give you the tools to think quickly on your feet, meet stakeholders’ changing needs and get to YES faster!



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Maria Guida works with leaders who want to develop power speaking skills, for impact and influence. Clients include executives at JPMorgan Chase, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, NYSE Euronext, and American Express. She has been the featured speaker for many organizations, including the Financial Executive Summit, the National Speakers Association, the Global Bank HR Forum, the American Management Association Women’s Leadership Launch, and the Society for HR Management.

In her earliest career, Maria worked as an actor on Broadway, TV, and film (with Paul Newman, James Earl Jones, and Kevin Kline). She taught acting improvisation at New York University and is an expert in the improv techniques of Viola Spolin and the original Second City (forerunner of Saturday Night Live). She studied acting improvisation with Alan Arkin and master improviser John Monteith (of “Monteith & Rand”, who appeared regularly on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.)

Maria is a member of the National Speakers Association, NY Women In Communication, Actors Equity Association, and the Screen Actors Guild. She can be reached at or at 718-884-2282.

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Event Schedule
7:45 - 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am Sharp - 9:30 am Interactive workshop

FREE, FWA Members Only  | Light breakfast included A $25 charge will be applied for no shows



Subway: 4/5/6/7 to Grand Central Station

Special thanks to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation SMBC for hosting the space and generously providing breakfast for this event. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation SMBC
is a member of the FWA President's Circle.


This event is organized by the BOLD Committee of the FWA of NY, 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 are required by Wednesday, February 28, 2018



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