SFNet's Women in Secured Finance Conference 2024

June 12 to 13, 2024

Jay Suites Midtown East, 515 Madison Ave., 10th fl.
New York, NY

SFNet's Women in Secured Finance Conference 2024

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Blaze your trail to success at SFNet's Women in Secured Finance Conference 2024.

Plan to join us June 12-13 in New York City where we're diving into the theme of "Trailblazing: Expand Your Influence."

Gather with like-minded colleagues for an event designed to ignite your passion, cultivate your leadership skills, and connect you with fellow trailblazers. Get ready to be inspired by dynamic speakers, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and gain valuable insights to propel your career and personal development forward. Whether you're an aspiring leader or a seasoned professional, this conference offers something for everyone looking to make an impact and expand their sphere of influence.

Our Opening Reception will take place the evening of June 12 at the offices of Paul Hastings in New York City. With food, fun and great networking, this event will be the perfect kickoff to the conference. 

SFNet's Women in Secured Finance Conference is focused on topics impacting those who identify as women. However, all are welcome to attend.

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Wednesday, June 12
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
Offices of Paul Hastings, LLP
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Thursday, June 13
Jay Suites Midtown East
515 Madison Ave., 10th fl.
New York, NY 10022

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and breakfast
Registration sponsored by Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Headshot photographer 
Sponsored by Cost Reduction Solutions

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Opening remarks

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Strategies for Cultivating a Robust Network and Expanding Your Influence
Sponsored by Otterbourg P.C.
Building connections and growing your sphere of influence are fundamental leadership skills that are critical to getting things done, being offered opportunities and being seen as a leader. To advance within your firm and industry, people need to know who you are, how you add value, and that you can be trusted. This workshop will provide strategies and a helpful tool to strengthen your skills.
Facilitated by Karen Kirchner, MS, CPCC, executive coach and co-founder of Her New Standard: The Playbook for Women Leaders, a leadership consulting firm focused on developing women leaders for the fast track. 

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking break

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Pathways to Success: Navigating Multi-Generational Teams in Finance
Unravel the complexities of leading multi-generational teams. This enlightening discussion will delve into the dynamics of managing diverse teams and driving deals to success. Our panel, comprising seasoned executives and emerging leaders, will guide you through the nuances of working with colleagues from different generations in order to achieve business success. From Baby Boomers to Gen Z, understanding the perspectives, communication styles and motivations of each generation is key to fostering collaboration and achieving business objectives. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain actionable strategies and insights that will empower you to lead with confidence in today's evolving workplace.

Moderator: Bethani Oppenheimer, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Panelists: Jessica Benevides Caron, Executive Director, Hilco Diligence Services
Courtney Kolb, Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Valerie Mason, Partner, Otterbourg P.C.
Caroline Maxwell, Associate, Gordon Brothers
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker Josie Natori, CEO of The Natori Company 
Sponsored by Bank of America Business Capital
Josie Natori is the founder and CEO of The Natori Company, a globally renowned fashion brand celebrated for its luxurious lingerie, sleepwear, and lifestyle collections. Through her pioneering vision and unwavering determination, she built her brand into an international powerhouse. Beyond her remarkable business success, Natori is a passionate advocate for women's empowerment and entrepreneurship. Her journey from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of the fashion world serves as a powerful testament to the transformative impact of hard work, creativity, and uncompromising commitment.

Josie will be in conversation with Nneoma Maduike, Partner, Otterbourg P.C.
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Networking break

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Roundtable discussions

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Networking break

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Roundtable discussions

3:15 p.m.
Wrap up
*Agenda subject to change.

Thank you to our conference sponsors

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Otterbourg P.C. logo

Platinum Level

Her New Standard logo
Wells Fargo logo

Gold Level

Blank Rome LLP logo


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Hilco Womens Business Group logo
PHRD logo

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Silver Level

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JPalmer Collective logo
SLR Business Credit logo

Solifi logo 50th Anniversary

Bronze Level
Callodine Credit logo

Platinum Filings logo


Our conference is sold out. Registration is now closed.

Cancellation policy
All cancellation requests must be made in writing. A refund will be granted when the request is received 4 weeks prior to the conference, minus a 10% processing fee. Email refund requests to Betty at BLam@sfnet.com.

Member pricing applies to employees of SFNet member organizations. 

Member Price: $315

Non-Member Price: $415

Contact Information

Contact: SFNet Events

Email: conferences@sfnet.com

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