Overview

SIFMA’s Women’s Leadership Forum convenes senior financial industry professionals to share their insights on ways to enhance a positive culture within our industry.

Establishing, communicating and implementing high cultural values at our organizations has never been more important. Join us on October 25 for a unique opportunity to hear perspectives, strategies and guidance on creating, preserving and benefiting from a strong firm culture.

Women’s Leadership Forum

Overview

SIFMA’s Women’s Leadership Forum convenes senior financial industry professionals to share their insights on ways to enhance a positive culture within our industry.

Establishing, communicating and implementing high cultural values at our organizations has never been more important. Join us on October 25 for a unique opportunity to hear perspectives, strategies and guidance on creating, preserving and benefiting from a strong firm culture.

Program

2:30pm – 6:00pm

Registration Desk Hours

3:00pm – 3:10pm

Opening Remarks

3:10pm – 3:40pm

Participants

Stephanie Avakian

Speaker

Stephanie Avakian

Co-Director, Division of Enforcement

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Stephanie Avakian’s Biography

3:40pm – 4:40pm

What is ‘culture’? Is your firm’s culture a good fit for you? How can you navigate and network within your firm’s culture? What are some short- and long-term strategies to…

What is ‘culture’? Is your firm’s culture a good fit for you?
How can you navigate and network within your firm’s culture?
What are some short- and long-term strategies to make cultural change?

Participants

Elizabeth Lan Davis, Debra S. Clayman, Polly Klane, Ellen Koplow, Adrienne B. Pitts, Karen Wilson Thissen

Moderator

Elizabeth Lan Davis

Shareholder

Murphy & McGonigle

Elizabeth Lan Davis’s Biography

Speakers

Debra S. Clayman

Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T)

Debra S. Clayman’s Biography

Polly Klane

Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Commercial, Corporate & Governance

Capital One Financial Corporation

Polly Klane’s Biography

Ellen Koplow

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

Ellen Koplow’s Biography

Adrienne B. Pitts

General Counsel

Loop Capital

Adrienne B. Pitts’s Biography

Karen Wilson Thissen

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Ameriprise Financial

Karen Wilson Thissen’s Biography

4:40pm – 6:00pm

Networking Reception

Venue

SIFMA Conference Center

120 Broadway
Floor 2
New York, NY 10271

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Located at 120 Broadway, a National Historic Landmark and a New York treasure, the SIFMA Conference Center is situated at the heart of New York’s Financial District.

With a rare combination of advanced technologies and sophistication, SIFMA’s Conference Center is fully furnished and equipped to offer unique features that stand alone amongst New York’s leading conference facilities.

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Hotel Accommodations

If you require hotel accommodation, a special SIFMA rate is available at the following:

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Financial District
8 Stone Street, New York, NY  10004, Phone# 212-480-9100
DISCOUNT: Corporate ID #0560038852

Club Quarters
52 William Street, New York, NY 10005, Phone# 212-269-6400
DISCOUNT: Password (SIFMA)

Residence Inn New York Downtown Manhattan / World Trade Center
170 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, Phone# 212-600-8900
DISCOUNT: Password (SIFMA)

Media

Media Inquiries
The event is closed to the press.

Policy
View SIFMA’s official press policy.

Terms and Conditions

Code of Conduct
SIFMA meetings and events are intended to educate and engage our members and industry participants in thoughtful conversations. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. SIFMA defines inappropriate behavior as any possible illegal conduct, verbal or physical abuse of any type, use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions, unwanted invasions of privacy, any form of harassment, racism, sexism, or any other targeted comments which are intended to cause personal offense to another participant either in-person at the event or through social media channels, or the violation of any local, state, or federal laws or regulations.

If you are involved in or witness an incident at a SIFMA meeting or event that violates this Code of Conduct, please use this anonymous incident report form to let SIFMA know immediately. Please provide as much information as possible about the incident so that we can make a proper investigation. Any violations of law should be reported to law enforcement authorities.

SIFMA will investigate any reported incidents swiftly and confidentially if possible. SIFMA, at our discretion, may act on any reports of inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to removing a participant from the meeting or event and/or bar that person from attending future SIFMA meetings or events. SIFMA shall not refund any money paid for such attendee to attend the meeting or event, or for any travel expenses incurred to attend.