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FWA 3rd Annual Summit: A Rising Tide: Corporate Citizenship
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FWA 3rd Annual Summit: A Rising Tide: Corporate Citizenship


When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
From 8:15 am to 7:00 pm
Where: The Auditorium
787 Seventh Avenue
(Between 51st and 52nd Streets)
New York, New York  10019
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.
Registration is now officially closed.  If you are still interested in attending the summit please contact the FWA Office at by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 14th.


Join us as we examine how companies optimize corporate citizenship initiatives in today's rapidly changing social, cultural and global business landscape.

Hear from an exclusive CEO panel, industry leaders and subject-matter experts and network with your FWA and industry colleagues.



Full Summit: $200 FWA Members  |  $300 Non-Members  |  $ 100 FWA Student Members

Cocktail Reception Only: $100 FWA Members and Non-Members





 8:15 am  
Registration and Breakfast
Sponsored by BNP Paribas; in North Lobby
 9:10 am
 Welcome Karen Elinski, SVP, Government Relations & Public Policy, Wells Fargo & Co., FWA President 2018-2019
Vinay Kapoor
, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BNP Paribas CIB Americas
 9:25 am
Polling** Interactive polling introduction by Gllisser; sponsored by BNP Paribas
 9:30 am
Session 1
The Tone at the Top - Corporate Citizenship & Inclusion

Moderator: Holly Gregory, Co-Chair Global Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Practice,

Daniel Barclay, CEO & Group Head,BMO Capital Markets
Stephen Cummings, President & CEO, MUFG Americas Holding Corporation & MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Regional Executive for The Americas, Deputy Chief Executive, Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. and MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO, BNP Paribas USA, Chairman, CIB Americas
 10:30 am
 10:45 am
Interactive Polling
 10:50 am
FWA Video
 10:55 am

Session 2
Women on the Move - Road to Inclusion


Moderator: Karen Elinski, SVP, Government Relations & Public Policy, Wells Fargo & Co.,
FWA President 2018-2019

Anjana Berde, Managing Director, Head of Talent Development for the Americas, and HR Business Partner Manager, MUFG Union Bank, N.A
Erminia "Ernie" Johannson, Group Head, U.S. Personal and Business Banking, BMO Harris Bank
Amanda Rajkumar, Head of Human Resources, BNP Paribas USA and CIB Americas

 11:55 am
Interactive Polling
 12:00 pm

Sponsored by Sidley, in North Lobby

 1:00 pm
Global Corporate Citizenship
Michelle Greene, President & Chief Policy Officer, Long Term Stock Exchange (LTSE)
 1:40 pm
 1:50 pm
Interactive Polling
 1:55 pm
Aleria Study Presentation
2019 FWA Inclusion Survey Results
Paolo Gaudiano, CEO & President, Aleria Research
Executive Director of Quantitative Studies of Diversity and Inclusion, City College of New York
Lisa Magill, Co-founder, Aleria and Aleria Research Corp. (ARC)
 2:35 pm
B R E A K  
 2:45 pm
Interactive Polling
 2:50 pm
Session 3
A Chaya Pamula Exclusive

From Entrepreneur to Philanthropist
Chaya Pamula, Co-Founder, President & CEO of PamTen & SheTek, Founder of SOFKIN (Support Organization For Kids In Need)
 3:15 pm
B R E A K  
 3:25 pm
Interactive Polling  Glisser
 3:05 pm
Session 4
Climate Finance: Climate Change, Climate Investing and Community Resiliency

Moderator: Kimberly Williams Weinrick, Head of Public Affairs, OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
FWA Past President 2013-2014

Ravina Advani, Head of Energy Natural Resources & Renewables Coverage, BNP Paribas
Susan Gray, Global Head of Corporate and Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global

Olga Puntus, SVP Environmental and Social Risk Management, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Wells Fargo & Co.

 4:10 pm
 4:20 pm
Interactive Polling

Session 5
A Conversaton with the UN: The Future of Global Citizenship & Corporate Partnerships

Lila Karbassi, Chief, Programmes at the UN Global Compact

Ilze Melngailis, Senior Director, U.N. Global Business Council for the U.N. Foundation

 5:05 pm
Interactive Polling  Summary by Glisser
 5:10 pm
Closing Remarks

Robert W. Hawley, Jr., CEO, BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB), Americas, Chairman of the Board of Directors, BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Head of Global Markets Americas, BNP Paribas

Hermina “Nina” Batson, Director, Securitized Products, MUFG, FWA Executive Vice President and FWA Leadership Council Chair

Ria Davis, Executive Director, Financial Women’s Association of New York

 5:00 pm
Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by BNP Paribas; in North Lobby
 7:00 pm
Summit Concludes


*Subject to Change

**Polling by Glisser, sponsored by BNP Paribas


Directions: Subway: C to 50th Street & 8th Avenue station; B/D/E to 7th Avenue station; B/D/F/M to Rockefeller Center station; N/Q/R to 49th Street station; 1 to 50th Street station.


Special thanks to BNP Paribas for their generous support in hosting and sponsoring this event. BNP Paribas is a member of the FWA President's Circle.

Special thanks to Sidley for underwriting the luncheon. Sidley is a member of FWA President's Circle.

This event is organized by the Annual Summit Committee of the FWA of New York, 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 and payments are required by Thursday, May 9, 2019.
To avoid being closed out of this event please register early.



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