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FWA-LI and Hofstra University: My Journey to CEO
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FWA-LI and Hofstra University: My Journey to CEO


When: Monday, October 28, 2019
From 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Hofstra University Club
225 Hofstra University Blvd
Hempstead, New York  11549
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

Registration Information
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FWA-LI and Hofstra University: My Journey to CEO


Join the FWA at Hofstra University and receive essential business advice from Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of NPD Group, a large marketing research firm whose clients are top Fortune 500 retailers and manufacturers. Karyn, a wife, mother and author, who has led NPD’s strategic expansion through the introduction of analytics solutions and new type of data, will share her own story during her presentation.

Following her presentation, there will be Q&A and a signing of Karyn’s best-selling book titled Mom.B.A. – Essential Business Advice from One Generation to the Next. Books will be available and distributed to all attendees free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. NPD Group is located in Port Washington, NY.



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Karyn B. Schoenbart is the Chief Executive Officer of The NPD Group and the best-selling author of Mom.B.A.: Essential Business Advice from One Generation to the Next.

Karyn has spent the majority of her career working at The NPD Group, which provides information and advisory services to over 20 industries. NPD combines unique data assets and prescriptive analytics with industry expertise, working with the world’s leading brands to support better business decisions and drive growth.

Passionate about coaching others to greater levels of achievement, Karyn wrote Mom.B.A: Essential Business Advice from One Generation to the Next as a practical guide on everything from effective first impressions and workplace politics to relationship development, skill-building, and overcoming the Impostor Syndrome. The book is based on the real-life business lessons Karyn amassed during her career.

Karyn has received several awards recognizing her outstanding impact as a female business leader including the 2016 Long Island Brava Award and the 2017 Legacy Award from Women in Consumer Technology. She was also named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market by the CEO Connection for the past four years.

Karyn currently serves on the advisory board of The Resolution Project, a nonprofit organization that develops socially-responsible young leaders. Karyn has also served on the boards of directors of Civic Science, ARF Women in Analytics and CASRO, the Council of American Survey Research Organizations. She regularly teaches classes in leadership and developing client relationships. Karyn is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.

Karyn is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, summa cum laude. She and her husband live in Woodbury, NY. Twitter: @karynschoenbart Facebook: @karynschoenbartauthor

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Event Schedule

5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration and Networking
6:00 – 6:15 PM Welcome
6:15 – 7:00 pm Speaker presentation
7:00 – 8:00 PM Q&A and Book signing

$35 FWA Members  |  $50 Non-Members | $15 Hofstra Faculty and Staff and Non-Hofstra students  |  Free, Hofstra students 
Refreshments included



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Hofstra University image City National Bank imageSpecial thanks to Hofstra University for hosting this event.

Special thanks to City National Bank for sponsoring the evening's refreshments.

This event is organized by the FWA-Long Island Committee of the 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 Thursday, October 24, 2019.




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