| Dear Fellow Members and FWA Supporters,|
I am very excited to announce our Honorees for the 2013 Financial Women's Association's Women of the Year Awards: Celebrating the Power of Women. It will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt New York – the reception begins at 5:45pm and the dinner and awards ceremony will be at 7:00pm.
PUBLIC SECTOR WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Judith Rodin, Ph.D.
President, The Rockefeller Foundation
Judith Rodin is the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world's leading philanthropic organizations. Prior to the Rockefeller Foundation, she was the president of the University of Pennsylvania, and provost of Yale University. She was the first woman named to lead an Ivy League Institution and is the first woman to serve as the Rockefeller Foundation's president in its nearly 100-year history. Since joining the Foundation in 2005, Dr. Rodin has recalibrated its focus to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Today the Foundation supports and shapes innovations to strengthen resilience to risks and ensure that more people have access to the benefits of globalization. Dr. Rodin is the author of more than 200 academic articles and has written or co-written 12 books and has received 18 honorary degrees and serves as a member of the board for several leading corporations and non-profits including AMR Corporation, Citigroup, Comcast and the White House Council for Community Solutions. Dr. Rodin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University.
PRIVATE SECTOR WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Barbara J. Krumsiek
Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer
Calvert Investments, Inc.
Barbara J. Krumsiek is Chair, President and CEO of Calvert Investments, Inc. Calvert manages over $12 billion in assets for individual investors, retirement plans, pension funds, endowments and foundations, and high net worth investors. Under Ms. Krumsiek's leadership, Calvert Investments is a global leader in the field of sustainable and responsible investing (SRI); applying its principles to investment decisions to make a difference – both financial and social.
Ms. Krumsiek's career in the investment business spans over three decades. Prior to becoming Calvert's President & CEO in 1997, she served as Managing Director at Alliance Capital Management L.P. in New York City, and was responsible for $17 billion in the mutual fund and variable insurance product lines. As head of Calvert, she has successfully advocated on issues relating to the advancement of women in business including efforts to increase the representation of women on corporate boards. Under her leadership, the Calvert Women's Principles were created in 2004, marking the first global code of corporate conduct focusing exclusively on empowering, advancing, and investing in women worldwide.
The Principles have since become the basis for the Gender Equality Principles, an initiative of the City of San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, and the Women's Empowerment Principles which is a collaborative effort between UNIFEM (now UN Women) and the UN Global Compact. For this work, in 2010, she received the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women's (CEDAW's) Human Rights Award. Ms. Krumsiek is a member of the Financial Women's Association since 1990.
VISIONARY WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Executive Producer, Storyville Films and
"MAKERS: Women Who Make America"
Award winning producer Betsy West has more than 25 years' experience in television news and documentary films. At ABC News, her work as co-creator and executive producer of the documentary program Turning Point, and senior producer at Nightline, earned her 21 Emmy Awards and two duPont-Columbia Awards. As senior vice president at CBS News from 1998-2005, Ms. West oversaw 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, and was executive-in-charge of 9/11, winner of a Primetime Emmy Award.
In 2006, she joined the independent film company Storyville Films, where she became executive producer of MAKERS.com (http://www.makers.com/about), a landmark digital and video initiative, developed by AOL and PBS that captures and chronicles hundreds of compelling stories of groundbreaking women of today and tomorrow. The first of its kind initiative features interviews of trailblazing women – both known and unknown -- including a few familiar, distinguished women who have been honored by FWA.
Building on the extraordinary archive of stories introduced on MAKERS.com, the "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" documentary, premiering on PBS on February 26th, tells the story of the women's movement through the firsthand accounts of the leaders, opponents, and trailblazers who created a new America in the last half-century. http://www.makers.com/documentary.
In 2007, Ms. West was appointed associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York City with her husband, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Oren Jacoby, and daughter Jane.
Please join me on April 29, 2013 at FWA's Annual Dinner and Women of the Year Awards benefiting FWA's Education Fund (our mentor programs, FWA scholars/scholarship program, financial literacy and Wall Street Exchange program) when we pay tribute to these outstanding women for their tremendous accomplishments that have impacted women in our financial community and the world beyond.
With best wishes,
Susan L. Harper
P.S. You too can be a champion for women! Please consider joining our President Circle companies and the following leading organizations including: Baruch College and the Zicklin School of Business, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Calvert Investments, Inc., Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, Johnson & Johnson and Renaissance Institutional Management, to support FWA's Annual Dinner and Educational Fund through sponsorship opportunities.
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