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When: Monday, July 13, 2020
From 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 7/12/2020

An interactive virtual event

The Future of Gender, Diversity and Work in the Age of the Pandemic

Join us for a webinar discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has sped up a revolution in work, with millions of people suddenly working from home.

As men and women return to the office in the coming weeks, what will the “new” workplace look and feel like? And what will the impact of these changes have on women’s careers and opportunities for occupational mobility?

Join Melissa Fisher, anthropologist and author of Wall Street Women, in a discussion about how the new physical and social geography of work will shape professional gender relations in the years to come – for each of us individually and for our workplace.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • When work is home and home is work
  • Creating safe and well workplace experiences
  • Managing gendered politics on and offline; and
  • Addressing diversity and inclusion in workplace design

We look forward to seeing you!


Melissa Fisher photoMelissa Fisher

Melissa Fisher, a cultural anthropologist, is a Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge and a Principal Research Fellow at the Conference Board. Her expertise lies in organizational studies, with a special focus on globalization processes, gender relations, and business. Her first book, a co-edited volume, Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy (Duke University Press, 2006), explored the social and cultural landscape of business. Wall Street Women (Duke University Press, 2012), her second book, examines the first generation of women in finance (1956-2010). Her latest research is on the future of work in the wake of new social movements such as “Me Too” and crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Melissa has given numerous keynotes nationally and internationally. Her book on Wall Street women received over 25 reviews in academic journals. In addition, her research has been profiled by The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CNBC, NPR, and the BBC. Her writings have appeared in publications such as Bloomberg and Bill Moyer’s Group Think. She appeared in the 2014 PBS documentary Makers: Women in Business. She also played an advisory role in the first female financial thriller film, Equity, a 2016 Sony Classic Pictures release.

For the past two decades, Melissa has worked as an independent consultant, applying cultural approaches to business research. She regularly consults with ADM Insights & Strategy developing marketing, branding and strategic insights for companies. She is also a US Delegate to the Women's 20, a policy group that advises the G20 on gender issues. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology at Columbia University and her B.A. in English at Barnard College.

Event Schedule

Monday, July 13, 2020  |  4:00 - 5:00 PM


Free - FWA Members |  $10 Non-Members  |  Link to complete registration for the webinar will be forwarded prior to the session.

Special Instructions

This is a must attend webinar! Find a quiet place, and bring a notepad and paper.

This event is organized by Hermina "Nina" Batson, FWA President-elect and Leadership Council Chair, and Simone Vinocour, FWA President. Special recognition to Ria Davis, FWA Executive Director for her support. 

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/Cancellations and payments are required by Friday, July 10, 2020.


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