2017 - 2018 Events

June Event Summary

Evening of Networking

Boston Women in Finance offered an end-of-season networking event.

Thank you to Taste Wine Bar & Kitchen for hosting this event in their space.

April Event Summary

Women's Initiative Networking Reception

Boston Women in Finance, together with CFA Society Boston, Women in ETFs Boston, Women in Investing; Network & Supporting, and Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy, enjoyed a spring joint-networking event

Thank you to Central Wharf Company for hosting.

February Event Summary

The New Tax Bill - How Does it Affect You?

At this event we learned more about the New Government Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Bill. This is the largest overhaul of the U.S. Tax code in 30 years. What are the major changes for individuals, businesses and estates? Who will it benefit?

Thank you to our speakers and to KPMG for hosting.

Zara Muradali of KPMG

Allison McCarthy of Riemer &  Braunstein LLP

Susan McCarthy,  CPA, MST, CSEP. Treasurer for BWF Board

January Event Summary

Watch Football Like a Pro

Boston Women in Finance learned how to watch football like a pro from Paul Toomey with Wells Fargo Advisors.  

We advanced our knowledge of football terms, team formations and overall strategy. Game on!

Thank you to Wells Fargo Connections Center for hosting.

January Event Summary

The New Pay Equity Law in Massachusetts (Benefits and Compliance) and Salary Negotiation

At this event we learned about the new Massachusetts Pay Equity Act, which took effect on July 1, 2018. We discussed the new provisions of our state's equal pay law, including what employers can and cannot do when hiring, and potential affirmative defense to liability if the employer has conducted a self-evaluation of its pay practices.

Thank you to our speakers and to Addison Group for hosting:

Nina Joan Kimball, Partner, Kimball Brousseau LLP

Garry Straker, Area Vice President, Gallagher

Ashley Paré, Founder, Own Your Worth, LLC

November Event Summary

Habits of Highly Successful Financial Executives

Boston Women in Finance and our panel of financial executives discussed what it takes to be a successful woman financial executive.

We thank our panelists and moderator, and to KPMG for hosting:

Debra Drapalla, Regional President and leader of Webster Bank's Commercial team in greater Boston

Joyce Bell, CFO at Brand Networks

Violet Dhawan, CFA & Senior Director FP&A at PAREXEL

Donna Walsh, Financial Professional with Highland Financial Group


October Event Summary


At this month's event, our speaker, W. Jackson Schultz, CISA discussed the cybersecurity landscape including threats, vulnerabilities, and best practices. We learned about cybercrime and compliance requirements as well. 

Thank you to Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for hosting this event.

September Event Summary

Career Clarity Workshop

The Career Clarity Workshop: How to get Career Clarity And Direction

Our speaker, Hanneke Antonelli, Certified Career & Business Coach, showed us how to:

  • Discover what the exact next step for your career is by organizing your life and career goals
  • Gain clarity and certainty to home in on the perfect job for you (bonus you'll even discover your purpose)
  • Get the step-by-step guide you need to build a successful career

Thank you to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for hosting this event.


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