NEW YORK, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Financial Women's Association (FWA) of New York will celebrate Women's History Month through a series of events that will recognize the contributions of women in Finance and help educate and mentor the next generation of female leaders in this industry.
"We are delighted to celebrate women's contributions to the financial industry," said FWA's Executive Director, Ria Davis. "Thanks to the FWA President's Circle corporate sponsors, members and mentors, over 6,000 young professionals and students have been reached by the FWA mentoring and scholarship programs in the past 30 years."
In recognition of International Women's Day, OppenheimerFunds will work with the FWA to host an event on March 8, 2018, at the National Museum of Mathematics. The event will feature sessions for FWA mentees, including a private tour of the museum. FWA members, mentees and the general public will also be able to attend a keynote presentation by Professor George Robb, author of Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression.
"By celebrating the progress made by leaders across this industry, we continue to inspire tomorrow's financial professionals," said FWA President, Stacy Musi. "We are proud to create opportunities for our members and mentees to learn from inspiring individuals as we highlight the important achievements that are made in diverse and inclusive environments."
On March 28, the FWA will hold its Annual Awards Reception and Fundraiser to honor the Private Sector Woman of the Year, Public Sector Woman of the Year, FWA Pacesetters, and FWA High School and College Mentees.
About Financial Women's Association (FWA)
Founded in 1956, the Financial Women's Association of New York, Inc. works collaboratively with leading firms to advance mutual goals of retention and the advancement of female professionals. The FWA presents key thought leadership events, builds performance skills and promotes valuable business connections through networking opportunities for its members. It produces annual international conferences facilitating exposure to global business and economic opportunities. In addition, the FWA gives back to the community by providing scholarships and mentoring to young professionals and students, reaching more than 6,000 individuals which helps to develop a diverse pipeline of talent.
Members have access to members-only programs, including monthly Professional Development Workshops and Member2Member Mentoring.
The FWA has recently launched its Back2Business Initiative, a dynamic new re-entry program with four financial services companies. In addition, the FWA created a program for members actively seeking employment by sharing its Member Resume Book with recruiters at participating President's Circle corporate sponsor firms.
For more information, please visit the FWA's website: http://fwa.org/