Overview

The SIFMA Women’s Leadership Forum will explore the strategies, challenges and opportunities for advancing your career and achieving success in the changing remote work environment. Registration includes access to a candid webinar panel discussion and the virtual networking session.

Thank you for your interest in this virtual event. Registration is now closed, due to popular demand.

If you have any questions or would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Meghan Brook.

On Thursday, March 18, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET, attendees will:

  • Gain unique insights – A panel of senior professionals will share their own successes and failures and provide meaningful tips
  • Virtually network – More important than ever, connect with leaders and peers in small, interactive group discussions (groups assigned based on topic preference; each attendee has the option to receive a cocktail/mocktail kit)
  • Receive post-event resources – Watch highlights to learn about the key findings from all of the breakout discussions (available on demand a couple of weeks after the event)

 

Women’s Leadership Forum

Overview

The SIFMA Women’s Leadership Forum will explore the strategies, challenges and opportunities for advancing your career and achieving success in the changing remote work environment. Registration includes access to a candid webinar panel discussion and the virtual networking session.

Thank you for your interest in this virtual event. Registration is now closed, due to popular demand.

If you have any questions or would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Meghan Brook.

On Thursday, March 18, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET, attendees will:

  • Gain unique insights – A panel of senior professionals will share their own successes and failures and provide meaningful tips
  • Virtually network – More important than ever, connect with leaders and peers in small, interactive group discussions (groups assigned based on topic preference; each attendee has the option to receive a cocktail/mocktail kit)
  • Receive post-event resources – Watch highlights to learn about the key findings from all of the breakout discussions (available on demand a couple of weeks after the event)

 

Program

3:30pm – 3:35pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks

3:35pm – 4:15pm

Hear from a panel of senior professionals to gain unique insight into: Building and maintaining professional networks Recognizing and handling burnout and mental stress Communications strategies for internal and external…

Hear from a panel of senior professionals to gain unique insight into:

  • Building and maintaining professional networks
  • Recognizing and handling burnout and mental stress
  • Communications strategies for internal and external cohorts
  • Importance of firm culture
  • Managing remote and in-person employees simultaneously

Participants

Zarema Jaramillo, Irasa Downing, Sarah D. Green, Denise Merinar, Sapna C. Patel

Moderator

Zarema Jaramillo

Managing Partner, Washington, D.C.

Lowenstein Sandler

Zarema Jaramillo’s Biography

Panelists

Irasa Downing

Principal, Organization Consulting

Edward Jones

Irasa Downing’s Biography

Sarah D. Green

Global Head of Financial Crimes Officer

Vanguard Group, Inc.

Sarah D. Green’s Biography

Denise Merinar

National Sales Director

Truist Wealth

Denise Merinar’s Biography

Sapna C. Patel

Head of Americas Market Structure and Liquidity Strategy

Morgan Stanley

Sapna C. Patel’s Biography

4:15pm – 4:25pm

Break

4:25pm – 5:30pm

Each breakout topic will be led by a facilitator in a separate, small group Zoom session. Attendees will be assigned to a group based on the topic of their choice.

Each breakout topic will be led by a facilitator in a separate, small group Zoom session. Attendees will be assigned to a group based on the topic of their choice.

How can I create and sustain an impactful mentor relationship even when working remotely?

How can I create and sustain an impactful mentor relationship even when working remotely?

Participants

Celeste Koeleveld

Speaker

Celeste Koeleveld

Partner, L& DR practice

Clifford Chance

Celeste Koeleveld’s Biography

How can I create and sustain an impactful mentor relationship even when working remotely?

How can I create and sustain an impactful mentor relationship even when working remotely?

Participants

Cheryl Heather

Speaker

Cheryl Heather

SVP, Division Executive, Solution Delivery, Capital Market Solutions

FIS

Cheryl Heather’s Biography

How can I create and/or promote my personal brand to advance my career?

How can I create and/or promote my personal brand to advance my career?

Participants

Claire Rajan

Speaker

Claire Rajan

Senior Counsel

Allen & Overy

Claire Rajan’s Biography

How can I create and/or promote my personal brand to advance my career?

How can I create and/or promote my personal brand to advance my career?

Participants

Kimberly Dickerson

Speaker

Kimberly Dickerson

Managing Director

Protiviti

Kimberly Dickerson’s Biography

How best can I negotiate a promotion, salary, benefits, etc., in a challenging economic environment?

How best can I negotiate a promotion, salary, benefits, etc., in a challenging economic environment?

Participants

Jennifer Fiorica Delgado

Speaker

What steps can I take to diversify my professional network and how can that help improve diversity in the financial services industry?

What steps can I take to diversify my professional network and how can that help improve diversity in the financial services industry?

Participants

Annabel Fan

Speaker

Annabel Fan

Sales Leader, Global Financial Services

Amazon Web Services

Annabel Fan’s Biography

What practices or policies are working or not working to improve diversity at senior levels at my company?

What practices or policies are working or not working to improve diversity at senior levels at my company?

Participants

Katherine McGrail

Speaker

Katherine McGrail

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Murphy & McGonigle

Katherine McGrail’s Biography

What aspects of a firm’s culture have helped or could help to make a remote work environment more constructive and successful?

What aspects of a firm’s culture have helped or could help to make a remote work environment more constructive and successful?

Participants

Angela Turiano

5:30pm – 5:30pm

Networking Sessions Adjourn

In this post-event wrap-up, facilitators from each breakout session will come together to discuss key findings. This recorded webinar will be sent to all attendees.

In this post-event wrap-up, facilitators from each breakout session will come together to discuss key findings. This recorded webinar will be sent to all attendees.

Participants

Jennifer Fiorica Delgado, Kimberly Dickerson, Annabel Fan, Cheryl Heather, Celeste Koeleveld, Katherine McGrail, Claire Rajan, Angela Turiano

Speakers

Kimberly Dickerson

Managing Director

Protiviti

Kimberly Dickerson’s Biography

Annabel Fan

Sales Leader, Global Financial Services

Amazon Web Services

Annabel Fan’s Biography

Cheryl Heather

SVP, Division Executive, Solution Delivery, Capital Market Solutions

FIS

Cheryl Heather’s Biography

Celeste Koeleveld

Partner, L& DR practice

Clifford Chance

Celeste Koeleveld’s Biography

Katherine McGrail

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Murphy & McGonigle

Katherine McGrail’s Biography

Claire Rajan

Senior Counsel

Allen & Overy

Claire Rajan’s Biography

Venue

Virtual Gathering


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Media

Media Inquiries
This virtual event is closed to the press.

Questions? Please contact Evan Grogan at 212.313.1134.

 

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Cancellation within 48 hours of the virtual event will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee. No substitutions or transfers will be accepted.