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FWA-NJ: Strategies for Getting Your Voice Heard
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FWA-NJ: Strategies for Getting Your Voice Heard


When: Thursday, September 26th, 2019
From 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: The Offices of Investors Bank - First Floor Conference Room
101 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, New Jersey  07078
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

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FWA-NJ: Strategies for Getting Your Voice Heard


Maybe you are a classic introvert, or you lack the confidence to speak up with your contributions to the discussion, or you find it particularly difficult to find ways to influence your peers or your team when it comes to making important decisions, or maybe its that female voice in a room full of males who simply talk over you and the good ideas that you bring forth. These and many other factors are perhaps contributing to your feeling that your voice is not always heard. Are there specific strategies that you can employ that could further your influence, increase your confidence, make your contribution count? We hear a lot about diversity and inclusion and creating a fair playing field where all can be included and voices heard. This discussion will give you insights and strategies to help you make the playing field a little more level for you, build up your confidence level, and provide proven ways to achieve a greater level of success in whatever you want to accomplish.


Take this opportunity to learn and adopt key strategies for your voice to be heard  and taken note of at meetings, roundtables, in conversations, in presentations. Positive change can happen!




Casey CarpenterCasey Carpenter

Speaker, Coach and Author


Casey Carpenter is a speaker, author, and business coach, with expertise in executive coaching, leadership development, performance consulting, seminar facilitation, and sales training. She brings over 30 years experience working within the healthcare sector.

Casey works with leaders at the intersection of speaking, leadership, and sales.

Recent speaking engagements include Sobel & Co. Women’s Executive Leadership Breakfast, Fortis Lux Financial, Wells Fargo Wealth Management, Bank of America, Women in Health Management, Benjamin Moore Women’s Leadership Forum (panel discussion moderator,) the Society of Human Resource Management, and ConnectOne Bank Women’s Leadership Series.

Casey volunteers extensively in her community as a docent at the Montclair Art Museum; she is the Public Relations Chair of the Montclair Art Museum’s African American Cultural Committee. Casey is a past luncheon Chair of the Morris County Chamber Women in Business Committee, and is on the Dress for Success North Jersey Professional Women’s Group Steering Committee. She is on the National Board and the Foundation Board of the National Speakers Association.

She is the author of Introverts in Sales: Turn Your Peaceful Power into a Profitable Selling Machine, a pocket sized sales survival guide, available on Amazon.


Jennifer CritchleyJennifer Critchley

Connell Foley

Jennifer Critchley, partner with Connell Foley of Roseland, NJ,  is a commercial litigator with substantial experience representing corporate clients in complex business disputes. With experience in both federal and New Jersey and New York state courts, Jennifer has successfully represented large corporations as well as smaller businesses in commercial litigations involving contract disputes, construction claims, unfair competition, trade libel and fraud disputes. Often working closely with clients as an outside general counsel, she advises on a range of legal issues, from reviewing contracts and registering trademarks, to real estate transactions and intellectual property disputes. Jennifer also represents insurance companies in personal injury claims, and professional, product and corporate liability matters.

Jennifer is deeply committed to community service. As Chair of Connell Foley’s Pro Bono Committee, she is responsible for overseeing the firm’s pro bono activities. She has advised several Newark-based nonprofits, including those dedicated to helping families, fostering the arts community and serving young adults. Jennifer is a graduate of Colgate University and holds her JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.


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Event Schedule

5:30 - 7:30 pm Networking & Program

$25 FWA Members  |  $40 Non-Members |Refreshments included



Visit google maps for driving directions. Free Parking on site. Building is opposite the Short Hills Mall and next to Hilton Hotel. Directions via GPS. (101 JFK is 1.7 miles from the Chatham NJ transit train station).


Special thanks to Laura Lannin, CFO of Homeless Solutions for introducing the FWA-NJ committee to Casey Carpenter.

InvestorsBank logoSpecial thanks to our presenters, Casey Carpenter and Jennifer Critchfield, as well as our host, Investors Bank's W.O,M.E.N. And Silvia Merino-Topley of Investors Bank.

This event is organized by the FWA-New Jersey Committee of 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 and payments are required by Tuesday September 24,  2019.





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