NEW YORK, March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Financial Women's Association (FWA) of New York will celebrate Women's History Month through a series of events recognizing the contributions of women in finance and help educate and mentor the next generation of female leaders in the industry.
"This month we are especially delighted to recognize the important contributions made by women in the financial industry and help prepare the next generation of female leaders," said FWA's executive director, Ria Davis. "Through our high school and undergraduate mentoring and scholarship programs, the FWA has reached more than 6,000 young professionals and students over the past 30 years."
On International Women's Day, on March 8, 2019, OppenheimerFunds and the FWA hosted a fireside chat with FWA president Karen Elinski at the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) to highlight the contributions of FWA members, mentors and sponsors. The chat was followed by a private, docent-led tour of the Museum with FWA mentees and guests. In addition, the Museum of American Finance supported the event by providing complimentary copies of "Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression," by George Robb, a professor of history at William Paterson University, and an FWA 2018 International Women's Day speaker.
"Thanks to events like these, our members, mentees and community have the opportunity to learn from each other and gain insights from remarkable individuals who have paved the way for greater female representation in our industry," said Elinski. "While more must be done, firms are recognizing the benefits of diverse leadership, and making proactive changes to incorporate inclusive approaches."
Additionally, OppenheimerFunds will celebrate throughout the month of March with a series of events sponsored by its Women's Network. Author and Wall Street Journal columnist Joann Lublin will lead a discussion of her book, "Earning it: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World." Executive trainer and coach Martha Gelnaw will also lead sessions on "Achieving Presence and Impact." Her interactive workshop addresses mastery in communication to achieve optimal business results.
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 diversity and inclusion, 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 launched its Back2Business™ Initiative, a dynamic 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 and its Undergraduate Scholar Resume Book with recruiters at participating President's Circle corporate sponsor firms.
For more information, please visit the FWA's website: http://fwa.org/
OppenheimerFunds, Inc., a leader in global asset management, is dedicated to providing solutions for its partners and end investors. OppenheimerFunds, including its subsidiaries, manages more than $229 billion in assets for over 13 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts, as of February 28, 2019.
Founded in 1959, OppenheimerFunds is an asset manager with a history of providing innovative strategies to its investors. The firm's 16 investment management teams specialize in equity, fixed income, alternative, multi-asset, and factor and revenue-weighted-ETF strategies, including ESG. The firm is a signatory of the UN PRI. OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of products and services to clients, who range from pensions and endowments to financial advisors and individual investors. OppenheimerFunds and certain of its subsidiaries provide advisory services to the Oppenheimer family of funds, and OFI Global Asset Management offers solutions to institutions. The firm is also active through its Philanthropy & Community initiative: 10,000 Kids by 2020, reaching children with introductions to math literacy programs.
Shares of Oppenheimer funds are not deposits or obligations of any bank, are not guaranteed by any bank, are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency, and involve investment risks, including the possible loss of the principal amount invested.
Before investing in any of the Oppenheimer funds, investors should carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses contain this and other information about the funds, and may be obtained by asking your financial advisor, visiting oppenheimerfunds.com or calling 1.800.CALL OPP (225.5677). Read prospectuses and summary prospectuses carefully before investing.
Oppenheimer funds are distributed by OppenheimerFunds Distributor, Inc.
225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281-1008
© 2019 OppenheimerFunds Distributor, Inc. All rights reserved.