Collaborating and Managing Remote Teams (Webinar)
Wednesday, April 8th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Even prior to recent events, organizations of all sizes have been evaluating their workplace arrangements to respond to changing business and employee needs. This includes potential opportunities for individuals or teams to work remotely. Aside from some of the benefits like reducing the expense of office space, the cost and time of commuting and providing greater flexibility to attract, engage and retain talented resources, there are other considerations to ensure remote working arrangements are effective and successful in achieving an organization’s overall goals.
Join Boston Women in Finance on April 8, 2020, for "Working Remotely- Factors for Success in a Dynamic Industry” our guests will share their perspectives on this evolving workplace arrangement. We will discuss:
- An organization’s process and guidelines for considering remote working arrangements
- Cultural and geographic considerations, including conducive individual or team roles
- Tactics to effectively motivate, communicate to and manage a remote individual or team
- Steps to ensure a remote manager is aware of your needs, efforts and contributions
- Lessons learned: benefits, challenges and learning opportunities – sharing best practices
- Steps to introduce or expand a remote working arrangement at your organization
This is an online program available at no charge for members and non-members. To register for this program, please go here (You will be taken to our Zoom Conferencing Service).
For questions or more information, please contact Boston Women in Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our Speakers
Mary Ellen DeWinter, Director, Distinct Solutions Group (Moderator)
Mary Ellen DeWinter is a Board Member of Boston Women in Finance and a Director with Distinct Solutions Group. She consults with professional service firms and non-profits in the areas of strategic planning, operations, project management and business development. Prior to her role with Distinct Solutions Group, she held senior-level management roles in global law firms to address their strategic business needs and led remote teams working with attorneys across US and international markets. Before her transition to the legal industry, Mary Ellen managed various sales/business development, operations and cross-market project teams at Bank of America. Mary Ellen earned her B.S. in Finance from Providence College and her MBA from Northeastern University.
Erica C. Fotta, former SVP, Chief Administrative Officer, Global Services at Fidelity
Erica Fotta has over 20 years of U.S. and international business experience. Most recently, she served as the Chief Administrative Officer for Global Services at Fidelity Investments. She is known for her success in delivering sustained value for asset management organizations across a range of functional and shared-services disciplines. In her CAO role, she was responsible for the oversight and execution of cross-functional business management and workforce planning activities for the firm’s non-US locations.
Erica previously led the strategy and program management functions for Fidelity’s asset management investment operations division where she focused on improving business routines, process standardization, efficiency, and governance of numerous strategic technology conversions. Prior to that, Erica held leadership roles at Fidelity in institutional relationship management, operations, risk, and client service. She was also senior vice president for Bank of America where she led development of the Columbia Funds SEC Rule 38a-1 program in partnership with the Chief Compliance Officer.
Erica received her MBA from Boston College and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.
Kristin Todd, Vice President of Marketing, The CFO Leadership Council
Kristin Todd is a modern leader who has triumphed in business development, partner relations, & marketing communications. She thrives in collaborative, challenging environments in a variety of industries – technology, healthcare, finance, and telecom. Her most recent initiatives included international expansion, a successful virtual product launch, several re-brandings, and countless national conferences. Her comfort in connecting with people and building meaningful relationships are strengths that she brings to every opportunity.
In her current role as Vice President of Marketing for The CFO Leadership Council, Kristin spearheads all of CFO Leadership Council’s global brand & communication efforts, leading a virtual team in the US & Canada. As an integral part of the growth team, she helped with CFOLC’s explosive growth taking their flagship stand alone Boston chapter on the road now representing 27 locations.
She is currently on the Organizing Committee for the MIT CFO Summit and a Board Member for the Boston Women in Finance. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused in Business, Minor in Marketing from University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Isenberg School of Management.