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The Power of Putting Yourself First
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The Power of Putting Yourself First


When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: SMBC (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
277 Park Avenue
New York, New York  10172
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

The Power of Putting Yourself First

In order to achieve professional excellence, it is important to prioritize your own needs and goals.

In this workshop, you will learn how to develop the confidence and mindset to put yourself first (while still considering others).

Participants will learn the strategies to be the best version of themselves without the guilt that often comes with self-care.


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Monica Guzman
Executive Coach and Motivational Speaker

Monica Guzman is an Executive Coach and Motivational Speaker with over 12 years of experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Her passion is helping professionals and businesses achieve excellence and reach new levels of performance. Monica’s areas of expertise include personal branding, communication, public speaking, and leadership development.

Ms. Guzman’s business coaching is enhanced by a deep understanding of human nature. She coaches employees—from managers to C-level executives—to strengthen and focus their talents to become solution-focused leaders who engender the dedication and trust of their staff, managers, and colleagues and whose professional performance elevates company bottom-lines and brands.

Ms. Guzman is the creator of the Wheel of Excellence™, a proprietary leadership methodology that drives achievement. “The Wheel” guides systematic analysis of work performance in four target areas: Presentation, Attitude, Behavior, and Affiliation to manifest desired outcomes in problem-solving, creative thinking, operational execution, and employee engagement. It also helps clients identify and build relationships that will enhance their goals.

Monica is also the Author of “Good is Not Good Enough” a guide for professional success and excellence in the workplace.

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Event Schedule

6:00 – 6:20 pm Registration and Networking
6:20 – 6:30 pm Welcome Remarks
6:30 – 7:45 pm Interactive Workshop
7:45 – 8:00 pm Networking


$25 FWA Members  |   $35 Non-Members  |  Refreshments included


Subway: 4/5/6/7 to Grand Central Station

Special thanks to SMBC (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) and Michael Sebring for graciously hosting this event.


This event is organized by the Emerging Leaders Committee of the FWA of NY, Inc. with special thanks to Lauren Leipold, FWA, BOLD Division Chair; Hermina "Nina" Batson, FWA President-elect; and Monica Guzman, Executive Coach.

About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 800 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/Payments and Cancellations are required by Tuesday, February 11, 2020


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