Upcoming events

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • AJ Gallagher @ 470 Atlantic Avenue, 13th Floor, Boston, MA

    Shaping Your Personal and Professional Brand
    Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    The offices of AJ Gallagher, 470 Atlantic Avenue, 13th Floor

    Professional presence and brand will always be an important determinant of career growth; however, it can be tricky to navigate the right presence to hold at various stages of careers. 

    Join Boston Women in Finance on Wednesday, September 18, for "Shaping Up Your Personal and Professional Brand," where our expert, Debra Kennedy, will help attendees:

    • Identify the qualities that are basic to their authentic selves
    • Ways to ensure that these qualities are front and center when others perceive you
    • Tips to shift those perceptions if you find your brand is off the mark

    The program will be hosted at the offices of Gallagher, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA. Registration and networking will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and our program will run from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    To register for this program, please complete the form to the left. Tickets are $15 for BWF members, and $30 for non-members. Your lunch is included in the price of your ticket!

    For questions or more information, please contact Boston Women in Finance at info@bostonwomeninfinance.org

    About Our Speaker: 

    Debra Kennedy, Executive and Career Coach
    Strategic Directions Consulting

    I am  an executive coach and leadership development specialist working with individuals and teams to develop strategies for successful careers and balanced lives. I bring 25+ years of corporate and higher education leadership experience to help managers and executives optimize their professional presence and skillset to achieve positive and successful results.

    As a coach, I partner with clients in a straightforward manner to enhance career potential and smooth transitions while considering the whole person and the passions that drive excellence in life and work.  My approach is grounded in experience in several industries and professional training in leadership and coaching.

    Prior to becoming an executive coach, I was the Director of Executive Education at Bentley University where I launched the business unit and excelled in designing innovative leadership development and business programs for corporations and small business partners as well as teaching Global Strategy.  As a former General Manager in the energy industry, I led finance and marketing business divisions through industry change and deregulation.   I am a seasoned leader with proven results in creatively launching new business units, redesigning existing processes within established operating units, and looking for new solutions.

    My depth of experience in strategy, finance, marketing and leadership development provide a broad and unique perspective to her coaching practice.  I bring  a tangible understanding of the challenges of leading organizations through change and shaping strategies to make progress. 

    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Columbia Threadneedle Investments, 225 Franklin St, Floor 32, Boston, Ma

    New Roles, Careers, and Life Stages: Transition Planning
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

     Columbia Threadneedle Investments, 225 Franklin St., Floor 32, Boston


    One of the most important skills a professional can have is the ability to smoothly manage career transitions in life, those that are planned or unexpected. Whether it’s to move into a new skillset or higher level within your organization, move out in pursuit of another role, or to change career paths altogether, the ability to effectively plan your transition can help ensure success down the road.

    Join Boston Women in Finance on October 15th for an interesting and engaging program focused on ‘New Roles, Careers, and Life Stages: Transition Planning for Success,’ where our panel of transition experts will help you prepare and build the skillset necessary to plan and execute your next transition more effectively.

    Some areas we will discuss are as follows:

    • Why career transitions can help boost your career, as well as those around you
    • The best time to consider a transition
    • How to prepare yourself and your organization for your next transition, including timing, resources necessary, training up of current personnel, etc.
    • What are some important factors to consider before, during and after a transition

    Registration is $15 for BWF members, and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included as part of your registration. For more information about this event, please contact the BWF team at info@bostonwomeninfinance.org.


    Our Program Panelists include:

    Joanne Derr, Executive Coach





    As an Executive Coach and Consultant, Joanne works with leaders who are stepping up to a new level of leadership and need to think and act strategically to gain greater success for themselves and their teams.

    In addition to executive coaching and developing high potential leaders, Joanne works with new leaders to create powerful on-boarding plans. She also runs 360° feedback processes for leaders and teams to become aware of their strengths and areas of development so that they can make noticeable and lasting changes.

    Prior to running her own business, Joanne was the Vice President of Human Resources at Care.com, at Neighborhood Health Plan, and at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. Joanne was a global human resources leader at Nortel Networks/Bay Networks and started her HR career at Digital Equipment Corporation.


    Sue Pardus, Partner, KLR Executive Search Group

            Sue brings extensive experience as both an executive search professional and a corporate banking executive.  Sue focuses on senior level search execution for clients in the Firm's Financial Services, Non-profit, Real Estate, and Middle Market practice groups.  Sue joined KLR Executive Search Group in conjunction with the merger of Kiradjieff & Goode where she was an Executive Vice President & Equity Partner.  

    Earlier in her career, Sue was a Senior Vice President & Managing Director at Fleet and Bank of America.  She successfully completed the Loan Officer Development Program at BankBoston and subsequently worked in several Corporate Banking Groups.

    She has been actively involved with youth sports, having served as the President and Director of both the Friends of Lincoln-Sudbury Softball & Baseball organizations in addition to a Board member with the LSRHS All-Sports Boosters.  She currently holds multiple development leadership roles with Bowdoin College.  In addition, Sue is an active cyclist and runner participating in events that raise awareness and funding for Alzheimer's, Cancer, and ALS.

    Sue graduated from Bowdoin cum laude and High Honors from Boston University's Executive MBA Program.                                    



    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • KPMG, Two Financial Center, 60 South St, Boston


    Tuesday February 11, 2020 , 11:30am - 1:00pm

    Location:  KPMG, Two Financial Center, 60 South St, Boston


    Join Boston Women in Finance on Feb 11th to learn how to stay fired up without burning out.  In today's fast-paced, round-the-clock business climate, how do you tackle the demanding work load and remain energized and engaged in your work?  How do you take your role and organization to the next level without compromising your well-being?  The good news is that burnout is not inevitable and, in this session you will learn:

         Realistic ways to build your resilience and stay energized 

         The critical questions to ask when juggling competing priorities 

         Why managing energy is far more effective than managing your time

         Strategies for preventing burnout in the people you manage 



    Registration is $15 for BWF Members, and $30 for Non-members.  Lunch is included in your ticket cost.



    For questions or more information, please contact us at info@bostonwomeninfinance.org 


    About our Speaker:

      Faun Zarge is an employee burnout and resilience expert who teaches clients how to reduce burnout and build a culture where their employees are pumped to go to work every day. With 20+ years in the work-life field, Faun works with a diversity of organizations and sectors-- nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies—and has extensive experience developing women and employees new to leadership. She is a high-energy speaker, trainer and coach who brings an exceptional understanding of personal dynamics and expertise in the critical skills needed to minimize burnout. Faun previously worked for Ceridian (formerly Work/Family Directions) advising and training employees nationwide on a wide range of work/life issues, and at a Boston independent school as the Director of Strategic Engagement. She holds a B.A in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, has been quoted in The New York Times and Fast Company and been featured in numerous other media outlets. Faun is known for her highly-interactive and practical programs and the tremendous impact she has on participants and their organizations.

Past events

12 Jun 2019 What You Need to Know About the New Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave
30 May 2019 Women's Initiative Spring Networking Reception
24 Apr 2019 BWF Member Only Networking
04 Apr 2019 AI and the Influence of Automation at Work
27 Mar 2019 State of the Economy
27 Mar 2019 How ‘Fearless Girl’ Gave Rise to Greater Gender Diversity
23 Feb 2019 28th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference
13 Feb 2019 Hacking Stress
17 Jan 2019 Hacking Time: 3 Time Management Best Practices of Highly Productive Executives
12 Dec 2018 Sip, Save, & Style! Holiday Networking with Boston Women in Finance!
15 Nov 2018 MIT CFO Sloan Summit
13 Nov 2018 Corporate Volunteerism Programs: Driving Employee Engagement Through Local Impacts
24 Oct 2018 The Real Cost of Managing a Crisis: BWF Members Only Program with FEI Boston
26 Sep 2018 Digital Currencies Dissected: What, When, and Why They Matter
14 Aug 2018 2018 Boston MBA Forte Forum for Women
01 Aug 2018 Women on Course BWF Featured Group EVENT SOLD OUT
16 Jul 2018 Board Planning Meeting
13 Jul 2018 Bastille Day Blind Wine Tasting
20 Jun 2018 Evening of Networking EVENT CLOSED NO WALKINS
09 May 2018 The CFO Leadership Conference
12 Apr 2018 Closed:Women's Initiative Networking Reception
06 Apr 2018 Get on Board
22 Mar 2018 Event is CANCELLED due to anticipated weather refunds will be issued: Advantages & Disadvantages of using a Recruiter, New Panelist Added Sue Pardus KLR Executive Search Group
16 Feb 2018 Tech Connect 2018
06 Feb 2018 LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER The New Tax Bill - How Does it Affect You?
30 Jan 2018 (Closed) Watch Football Like a Pro
25 Jan 2018 SOLD OUT- The New Pay Equity Law in Massachusetts (Benefits and Compliance) and Salary Negotiation
07 Nov 2017 Habits of Highly Successful Financial Executives
25 Oct 2017 Cybersecurity
19 Sep 2017 Career Clarity Workshop
25 Jul 2017 BWF Planning Session
08 Jun 2017 Encore Entrepreneur Seminar
01 Jun 2017 Evening of Networking for BWF Members
18 May 2017 CANCELLED- Women Owned Businesses
27 Apr 2017 Distinguished Speakers Series
16 Mar 2017 Building Executive Presence Through LinkedIn
02 Mar 2017 Disrupting The Career Paradigm: An Evening With Trailblazing Women
16 Feb 2017 Financial Executives: Career Paths and Alternatives in Finance
03 Feb 2017 BWF Annual Board Meeting Feb 3, 2017
12 Jan 2017 Transitioning, Reinventing and Advancement
29 Dec 2016 BWF 2017 Ballot and Voting Deadline
01 Dec 2016 Evening of Networking! SOLD OUT
16 Nov 2016 Special Invitation to FEI Boston Executive Event (2016)
15 Nov 2016 The Business of Politics
13 Oct 2016 Creating and Boosting Your Personal Brand: The Power of Connection & Communication
20 Sep 2016 The Technology of Management - PREDICTIVE INDEX
15 Sep 2016 Other Special Invites / Programs in September: 9/15/16 (TMA Networking Social) and 9/23/16 (Brookview End of Summer Sizzler)
03 Aug 2016 BWF Planning Session
15 Jun 2016 The State of Women in the Economy
25 May 2016 Corporate Governance Post Financial Crisis
19 May 2016 FEI Boston: 2016 Boston CFO Networking
18 May 2016 CFO Leadership May 2016 Conference
13 Apr 2016 Planning Your Next Careeer Move- Career Day
10 Mar 2016 Networking and Pairing: Women and Whiskey!!
11 Feb 2016 A Day in the Life of a Board Executive: Legal Responsibilities and Fiduciary Duties
20 Jan 2016 BWF Annual Board Meeting
16 Dec 2015 Work-Life Balancing Act: What is Your Definition?
18 Nov 2015 Special Invitation to FEI Boston Executive Event
17 Nov 2015 Financial Planning: Be Your Own CFP
08 Oct 2015 3D Leadership: Delegation, Decision Making and Discussion
16 Sep 2015 Million Dollar Words: Salary/ Equal Pay Negotiations
15 Jul 2015 BWF Planning Session
09 Jun 2015 Develop Your Professional Style
14 May 2015 Identifying Fraud – Malfunction or Malfeasance
28 Apr 2015 Differentiating Yourself For Success
17 Mar 2015 How To Tell a Story With The Numbers
27 Feb 2015 Ask the CTO: All About IT
28 Jan 2015 Watch Football Like a Pro
13 Jan 2015 Stay Put or Start Over
01 Dec 2014 Watch Soccer Like a Star
10 Nov 2014 Working with Boards: Who, When and How to Serve
28 Oct 2014 The Art of Leadership
19 Sep 2014 The Business of Food
29 Jul 2014 BWF Planning Session
15 Jul 2014 Tweeting with the Stars
20 Jun 2014 Codzilla: Boston Harbor Fun Ride
08 May 2014 Networking for Results
08 Apr 2014 Getting to Yes: Persuasion, Negotiation and Collaboration
03 Apr 2014 Gala Networking Event
21 Mar 2014 Inside Analytics: The Mean, The Median and The Motive
27 Feb 2014 Habits of Highly Successful Financial Executives
08 Jan 2014 Curating your Digital Archives, Records and Files
12 Nov 2013 Inside the Corporate Boardroom: Who, When and How to Serve
07 Nov 2013 Boom, Bust and Back: Navigating Your Career through the Business Cycle
24 Oct 2013 The ABCs of Healthcare Reform
09 Sep 2013 The Business of Sports
06 Jun 2013 eMakeover: Optimize Your On-Line Profile ~ SOLD OUT!
16 May 2013 Good to Great: Habits of Highly Successful Financial Executives
11 Apr 2013 A Decade of Innovation: Digital Media and The PR Revolution
28 Mar 2013 Gala Networking Event
15 Mar 2013 Practical Politics: A Lesson in Civics
14 Feb 2013 BWF Strategic Planning Session
08 Jan 2013 Can Being a Better Employee Make you a Better Manager?
12 Dec 2012 Holiday Party at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (SOLD OUT)
10 Oct 2012 The Business of Technology
27 Sep 2012 Unconventional Marketing with Joann Noble, EVP First Trade Union Bank
06 Jun 2012 An Evening of Networking with the premiere finance groups in Boston
30 Apr 2012 THOUGHT SHIFTS: Benefits of investing with the environment in mind
24 Jan 2012 Annual Meeting
18 Oct 2011 Conversation with State Auditor Suzanne Bump
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