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About Us

The Financial Women’s Association brings together high achieving professionals from every sector of the financial world. We are dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community. In this vital work, we are fortunate to have the partnership of prestigious institutions, government agencies and talented individuals.

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Our Mission

To Accelerate the Leadership and Success of Women across the financial community in all industries, by advancing careers, fostering alliances and preparing the current and next generation of professionals.

Our Purpose

To be the voice for women in the financial community across all industries, advancing thought leadership, recognizing women’s achievements, and illuminating their unique contributions to their professions, companies and communities.

History

The FWA was established in 1956 when 8 enterprising women on Wall Street met to share professional experiences and further their knowledge. Our non-profit organization proudly numbers more than 1000 members worldwide. The FWA continues to live up to its mission, by:

Furthering knowledge with outstanding programs that explore social concerns, technology, financial and political issues.

Expanding horizons through international conferences and regular briefings with government officials and industry leaders.

Contributing to our communities, with 30+ years of scholarships and mentoring programs for students from high school through graduate school, internships, and community service activities.

Within the financial services industry, the FWA provides a public forum for examining important contemporary issues in business, finance, governmental policy and civic affairs.

 

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Board of Directors
President
Karen Elinski
Immediate Past President
Hermina "Nina" Batson
President-elect
Annette Stewart
Secretary
Marie Arrigo
Treasurer & Finance Committee
Executive Director
Susan Migliaccio
Audit Committee
Stephanie Hauge
Development Committee
Beth Dorfman
Educational Initiatives Committee
Merrie Frankel
Investment Policy Committee
Jason Dodd
Marketing & Communications Committee
Marie-Helene Kennedy-Payen
Membership & Engagement Committee
Peggy Decker
President's Circle (PC) Committee
Yinka Madden
Signature Events
Marlene Regalado
Assistant Treasurer
Karen Ferguson Macleod
Audit Committee
Teresa Jankovic
Audit Committee
Stacy Musi
Business Development (PC) Committee
Kim Hanson
Business Development
(PC & Membership Liaison)
Marietta Bottero
Educational Mentoring
Initiatives
Stephanie Ackler
Leadership Council Co-chair &
Programming Strategy
Alice Globus
Finance & Development
Janet Zagorin
International Business Conference
Lauren Leipold
Leadership Council &
Programming Strategy
Joan Shapiro Green
Member Mentoring
Katrin Dambrot
Operations Resource
Maureen Adolf
PC Strategic Advisory Council Chair


Committee Leadership

Committees are the life-blood of the FWA.
Learn about our committees and special interest groups and the dedicated and passionate volunteers (Leadership Council),  that lead these groups.


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Center
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Asked Questions
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Staff
Ria
Davis
Executive
Director
rdavis@fwa.org
Lisa N.
Buddenhagen
CTO &
Director of Operations
lbuddenhagen@fwa.org
Robert
Brown
Associate Director
of Marketing
fwamembership@fwa.org
Michael
Taylor
Educational Programs
Manager
mtaylor@fwa.org
Kelly
Barahona
Administrative
Assistant
fwaoffice@fwa.org
Emily Plisic
Accountant
accountants@fwa.org
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