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When: Thursday, October 1, 2020
From 6:00 to 7:30pm
Where: Virtual Event
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 9/29/2020

Fireside Chat with Shellye Archambeau: Unapologetically Ambitious: How to take risks, break barriers and create success on your own terms

graphicShellye Archambeau is a Fortune 500 board member, Former CEO of MetricStream, Advisor and Author. Her new book, Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms scheduled for publication by HBG Grand Central on October 6, 2020, helps professionals achieve their aspirations and create the life they want.

The FWA's Directorship and Corporate Governance committee (DCGC) is sponsoring the Fireside Chat with Ms. Archambeau so participants can learn first-hand how she succeeded to become one of hi-tech’s first female African American CEOs and obtain key takeaways and actions to increase their own odds of achieving their personal and professional goals.

Among the many topics, we will talk about the following:

  • Cultivating a drive towards planning and shaping one’s career
  • How to pick career roles
  • Advice for aspiring leaders
  • How to manage risks and recover from failure
  • Career growth and negotiating promotions
  • How to achieve work/life balance

This event will guide our members on how to achieve their dream jobs, career aspirations and create the life they want for themselves.

As an added bonus, each registrant will receive Ms. Archambeau's soon-to-be-released book (hardcover) delivered to your home via U.S. mail.


Shellye Archambeau imageShellye Archambeau is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. Shellye currently serves on the boards of Verizon [NYSE:VZ], Nordstrom [NYSE: JWN], Roper Technologies [NYSE: ROP], and Okta [NASDAQ: OKTA]. She is also a strategic advisor to the Royal Bank of Canada, Capital Markets Group and Forbes Ignite.

She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company that enables corporations to improve their business operations through better risk management across the enterprise. Ms. Archambeau built the company into a global market leader with over 1200 employees serving customers around the world. Under her leadership MetricStream was recognized for growth and innovation over the years and was named in the top 10 of the “Deloitte Technology Fast 50” and named a global leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance by leading independent analyst firms for nine consecutive years.

Shellye is also a sought-after speaker on governance, risk and compliance as well as entrepreneurship and leadership. She has guest lectured at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and The Wharton School of Business from which she graduated. She is a Forbes contributor and has been featured or referenced in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times.

Event Schedule

Thursday, October 1, 2020  |  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


$30 FWA Members  |  $40 Non-Members  |  Link to complete registration for the webinar will be forwarded prior to the session.

SMBC logoSpecial thanks to SMBC's WIN: Women’s Inclusion Network and BOLD: Black Organization for Leadership & Development (Employee Resource Groups) for sponsoring this event. SMBC is an FWA President's Circle member.

Special Thanks to Dee Dee Sklar for making the introduction to Ms. Archambeau.

This event is organized by the Directorship and Corporate Governance committee (DCGC)  of the FWA of New York, Inc, with special recognition to Jacqueline Linden, FWA Programming Division Co-chair.

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.

There are NO REFUNDS of the registration fee for any reason
NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy.

Reservations and payments are required by close of business, Tuesday, September 29, 2020.


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