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Networking for Results

  • 08 May 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Federal Reserve Bank

Networking For Results
Thursday, May 8, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET 
Federal Reserve Bank, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA
- Sold Out - 

Networking isn't just about collecting business cards or adding LinkedIn contacts. Rather, successful networking means establishing meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships. 

Join Boston Women in Finance on Thursday, May 8, as we present "Networking For Results," where our panel of business leaders will share their expert tips and best practices to drive real results from networking that can help you land a new role, fill an open position, solve a business problem, enhance your professional skills or even grow your business. 

Our speakers include:

Sue Gorman, President, New England School of Acupuncture Victoria Nessen Kohlasch, NK&A Donna Walsh, Financial Advisor, AXA Advisors  Roberta Zysman, CEO, Dedham Medical Associates
Sue Gorman,
New England
School of
 Victoria Nessen
Founder and
President, NK&A 
Donna Walsh,
Financial Advisor,
AXA Advisors
Roberta Zysman,
Dedham Medical

For our speaker biographies, please scroll down.

In the true spirit of the panel, we will also provide ample networking time, both before and after the program, to help our members and friends connect, engage and kick off productive relationships with one another.

Registration is now open! Tickets are $25 for BWF members and $45 for non-members. 

Your ticket includes dinner and entrance to the event. There will be a cash bar - BWF members will receive one free drink ticket on us!


For questions or more information, please contact Kristin Todd, Marketing Director, Boston Women in Finance, at kristin@bostonwomeninfinance.org

Our speakers include:

Sue Gorman, President, New England School of Acupuncture
Sue Gorman, President, New England School of AcupunctureAfter serving as interim president since 2011, Susan L. Gorman became the sixth president of the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) on March 6, 2012. Previously, she served as NESA’s Executive Dean and Chief Operating Officer, where she was responsible for the School’s non-academic functions.

Before coming to NESA, President Gorman was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Catherine Hinds Companies. Under her leadership, the school was twice awarded the Schools of Distinction Award during re-accreditation periods with the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Prior to her embarking on a career in academia, she managed the internal accounting systems of several small start-up companies and led an initial public offering.  

Gorman's other professional activities include: Financial Executives International (FEI), incoming President of Boston Chapter; Treasurer's Club of Boston; Member, Board of Visitors, Forsyth Institute; Former Member, Board of Vistors, Fenway Community Health Center; Former Member, Board of Overseers, Newton-Wellesley Hospital; Former Board Member, Girls Incorporated of Lynn; Former Vice Chairman of the Bentley Executive Club, Bentley University; Member, 2007 Presidential Search Committee, Bentley University; and Former Member, Advisory Board, Women's Leadership Institute, Bentley University. 

In 2008 President Gorman was awarded the Alumni Leadership Award, Bentley University.

Victoria Nessen Kohlasch, Founder and President, NK&A
Victoria Nessen Kohlasch, NK&A
Victoria has been igniting brand momentum and helping companies meet  their strategic growth goals for more than 22 years. As the dynamic founder of NK&A, she turns creativity, energy and business know-how into marketing success stories for small and mid-sized companies across industries. Known for her unbridled enthusiasm as well as her ability to problem-solve in the moment, Victoria has earned a reputation as a sales and marketing dynamo who makes good things happen.

Prior to NK&A, Victoria built brand presence for Reebok International, Clarks Company and CRIC Capital. A true Bostonian, Victoria has served on the board of the YWCA of Greater Boston as well as advisory boards of two New England organizations dedicated to advancing the integration of people with disabilities.

Widely known for her caffeine-free energy, Victoria can be found in the wee hours of the morning running the streets of Lexington, consuming TED videos or elbow-deep in her garden. If you’re up, stop by; even at 4:30 a.m. she enjoys the company of others. 

Donna Walsh, Financial Advisor, AXA Advisors
Donna Walsh is a Financial Professional with Highland Financial Group in Wellesley.  She joined the Group in 2013 prior to that she was an Advisor with Merrill Lynch.  She has been in the Financial Services Industry for 6 years helping professionals, families and business owners with their investment strategies and financial, estate and retirement planning solutions.  Donna was also Treasurer for Cumberland Farms/Gulf for over 15 years handling the company’s investments, budgeting, cash management and lending requirements.  Donna graduated from Suffolk University with a MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  She received the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation. Donna is Treasurer of the Boston Women in Finance Group, she is also an active member of the Norfolk & Plymouth Estate Business Council, Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin Country Club.

Roberta Zysman, CEO, Dedham Medical Associates
Roberta Zysman, CEO, Dedham Medical AssociatesMs. Zysman has extensive experience as a health care executive. Prior to joining Dedham Medical Associates, Ms. Zysman was the executive director and Chief Operating Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization, LLC (BIDPO). In this role, Ms. Zysman directed strategic planning, policy development, and financial and medical management planning and operations. She led their work which resulted in the selection by Medicare of BIDPO as one of only 32 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations nationally. Ms. Zysman has also worked with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care as the director of hospital relations and provider network services, where she managed hospital network relations.

Ms. Zysman is currently the president of the board of directors of the Health Care Financial Management Association, Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education from Boston University. She is a resident of Canton, Massachusetts.

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