Women's Bond Club Honors Lisa Carnoy, Head of Global Capital Markets - Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Michaela Walsh, Founding President - Women's World Banking

38 Rising Stars from across the financial industry also to be recognized at the 20th Annual Merit Award Dinner, hosted by JP Morgan Chase & Co.

May 02, 2013, 09:00 ET from Invesco

NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Bond Club, the first organization in New York to focus on women in finance, today announced that Lisa Carnoy, Head of Global Capital Markets - Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Michaela Walsh, Founding President - Women's World Banking will receive the organization' two most prestigious awards at its annual dinner event on May 7, 2013 at the American Museum of Natural History, New York.  Marianne Lake, Chief Financial Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co., will serve as the keynote speaker for the event.  Ms. Lisa Carnoy will receive the Merit Award, presented to a senior leader for her career accomplishments in financial services. As Head of Global Capital Markets for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ms. Carnoy oversees Equity Capital Markets, Investment Grade Debt Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance and Origination of Corporate Derivatives and FX.

Ms. Carnoy is a member of the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Operating Committee, Capital Commitment Committees and Enterprise Brand Council for Bank of America. In addition, she is the Executive Sponsor for the Women's Leadership Council in Global Banking and Markets.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Carnoy was Global Head of Equity Capital Markets, responsible for the Origination and Execution of IPOs, Add-Ons, Equity-Linked Products, Equity Financial Products and Equity Private Placements in the Americas, Europe and Asia. She has worked on more than 500 bookrun equity deals.

Ms. Carnoy received her B.A. Cum Laude in American studies from Columbia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In 2010, Ms. Carnoy became a Trustee of Columbia University, where she Chairs the Alumni Affairs and Development Committee.

Ms. Michaela Walsh will receive the Isabel Benham Award, presented to a woman who has made a significant contribution to the greater community of women. Ms. Walsh is an activist, scholar, mentor, educator, and author. She is aptly described as a pioneer in many of her endeavors. Ms. Walsh challenged the gender barrier in financial services in the '60s as the first female to work for Merrill Lynch international in its Beirut and London offices. In the '70s, she became the first female partner of Boettcher & Company, a regional brokerage house headquartered in Denver. In 1980, after five years spent leading the creation of an international network to bring women entrepreneurs into the formal financial system, she was elected President of Women's World Banking (WWB) and has remained on the Board since that time.

Throughout her career, Ms. Walsh has maintained a vibrant commitment to education and service. She was an Adjunct Professor at Manhattanville College and Director of their Global Student Leadership programs. Board appointments have included Synergos Institute and Union Theological Seminary, with advisory roles in a wide range of governmental and social justice organizations over the decades.

She was Chairperson of the 59th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference in 2006. She received the Woman of Vision Award of the National Organization for Women, the UN Development Program's Paul G. Hoffman Award for outstanding work in development, and in 2012 was honored by Women's Funding Network for changing the face of philanthropy.

The publication of Ms. Walsh's book, Founding a Movement: Women's World Banking 1975-1990, has renewed interest in working with and learning from women entrepreneurs in many countries. Business schools, women's groups and gender studies programs have called upon Ms. Walsh to help them apply the lessons of the WWB history to today's development challenges. Women's World Banking was created by women entrepreneurs and people trained in international development.

Ms. Walsh brought to the mix her knowledge of the world of finance. This understanding, combined with her visionary approach and her deep commitment to solve the problem, was crucial to founding the movement. She continues to work with non-profit and for-profit groups interested in building collaboration based on trust and mutual learning.

The Women's Bond Club will also recognize the future of women in finance with the presentation of the Rising Stars Awards to 38 emerging leaders in the financial services industry. These women and their firms are:

Accenture - Mindy Miller
AXA Equitable - Michele Hammond
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Amberin Amin
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Blake Eger
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Sabeen Fahimullah
Barclay's Capital - Gillian Burwell
Bloomberg, Inc. - Meghan Holohan
BNY Mellon - Prasanna Patel
Broadridge Financial Solutions - Jacy Shishkoff
CAPCO - Alicia Chin
Citi Group - Jennifer Cvetkovski
Citi Group - Tejal Vajifdar
Commerzbank AG - Yvonne Voigt
Credit Suisse - Ashwini Telang
Credit Suisse - Laura Coccaro
Deloitte Consulting - Carolyn Dumser
Ernst & Young LLP - Kim H. Casey
Ernst & Young LLP - Victoria Migliaccio
Gartland and Mellina Group - Karen Gamarra
Goldman Sachs & Co. - Dessislava Michaylova
IBM - Mona Ghasemi
Invesco - Emily Hildreth
Invesco - Nicole Walsh
Jefferies & Company, Inc. - Nicky Shiels
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - Polina Giralt
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - Elena Granovsky Zislin
Morgan Stanley - Tiffany McQueen
Nasdaq OMX - Brandis Kemp
Nomura Holding America Inc. - Tiffany Gallo
NYSE Euronext - Jamie Rogoff
PIMCO - Jaynthi Gandhi
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Jessica Wolff
Prudential Investments - Nicole Gehrig
RBS Securities Inc. - Dana Schultz
Standard & Poor's - Carmen Manoyan
SunGard Data Systems - Justine Chen
Thomson Reuters - Nikol Barikos
Wells Fargo - Megan Kohler

The Women's Bond Club is a vital community of experienced women across a wide range of financial services and related industries. Founded in 1921, The Women's Bond Club was the first organization in New York that focused on advancing women in finance. Today they have over 700 members and over 30 of the leading financial services firms as corporate sponsors, with several new additions to their roster. Their members are united by a powerful mission: to advance women's leadership, grow their intellectual capital, and return value to their companies, communities and upcoming generations. They accomplish this through a series of thought-provoking and engaging events for their members, as well as through their scholarship program and partnerships with non-profit organizations, such as the Urban Assembly School for Young Women in Business, which provide career guidance to women. They invite you to visit their website, www.wbcny.org.

For additional information on the Women's Bond Club Merit Award Dinner, please contact Andrea Ianniello, aianniello@optonline.com or Diane Sinti, dsinti@deloitte.com.

SOURCE Invesco