Flash Mentor Event
Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Baruch College Administrative Building
135 E. 22nd Street, Room 301
New York, NY 10010
Women In Development, New York presents a Flash Mentor Event, a members-only opportunity to connect with experienced professionals working in diverse sectors and organizations. Through a small group setting, attendees will meet with professionals for career mentoring advice, as well as learn more about WID.
At the end, there will be some time set aside for a limited number of brief, one-on-one conversations for you to ask for advice, guidance, and resume reviews.
WID is pleased to present this event in collaboration with Baruch College and Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, as well as to offer this opportunity to its graduate students.
There are limited spots available for WID members.
Member Price (Flash Mentoring Only): $55
Member Price (Flash Mentoring and Select One-On-One Conversations): $65
Jaime Abbott, Senior Director, Individual Giving, Safe Horizon
Jocelyn Bowman, Director of Advancement, St. Luke's School
Liz Doherty, Director of Special Initiatives, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Sonal Pande, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations and Fundraising, NYU School of Professional Studies
Cynthia Reddrick, Senior Associate, Cause Effective
Lane Richards Peace, Director of Development, James Lenox House Association
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WID February Breakfast
Diversifying Staff and Board Leadership: What does it take to succeed?
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
200 Park Avenue, 54th Floor
New York, NY 10166
Diversity in nonprofit leadership has a proven positive impact, increasing creativity, driving growth, and improving employee retention. Diverse leadership teams - including both board and senior staff - are well positioned to connect with communities served and respond to external influences, including policy changes, cultural influences, and economic factors.
Nonetheless, there is a notable diversity gap in nonprofit leadership today.
A 2017 study by Battalia Winston found that 87% of nonprofit Executive Directors or Presidents are white, compared with minimal representation of leaders from Black (6%), Latinx (4%), and Asian American (3%) communities. There are many complex factors, including (but not limited to) implicit bias, interview bias, and a homogeneous applicant pool.
Women in Development is proud to convene a panel of leaders who have helped their organizations take intentional measures to develop more diverse representation at the senior staff and board levels. Join us as they share their experiences and recommendations for diversifying the leadership pipeline at your organization.
$70 for Members
$90 for Non-Members
Pre-registration closes on Thursday, February 6th at midnight!
Onsite registrations are not guaranteed and will incur an additional $15 fee, payable by credit card only.
Kelli Doss (moderator)
Chief Talent & Equity Officer, iMentor
Kelli Doss, a talent specialist and a professional coach, has spent her career focused on serving youth, communities, and urban education systems in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and New York City. She received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and her J.D. from Tulane Law School. Following law school, Kelli worked as a law clerk for two years in Minneapolis, where she focused on tackling critical community issues. She launched her non-profit career with the Children's Defense Fund and developed and managed youth programs for the National Black Child Development Institute and the Harlem Community Justice Center. Kelli then honed her skills in recruitment and selection, human resources, and partnership development in education organizations including New Leaders for New Schools and the NYC Department of Education. Kelli served as Managing Director of the New York/New Jersey office and then Vice President of Human Assets for Education Pioneers. In her current role as Chief Talent & Equity Officer for iMentor, Kelli develops key organizational strategy focusing on performance management, internal talent recruitment, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and organizational culture building. In her executive coaching practice, Kelli leverages her professional experiences to help individuals refine and develop their executive leadership competencies and management practices, and senior leadership teams optimize their communication practices, improve interpersonal dynamics & build inter-relational trust.
Principal, Arbor Brothers
Erica Hamilton is a passionate tri-sector executive with over two decades of experience serving as a Founder, CEO and Strategist in the non-profit, private and academic sectors. Erica currently serves as: a Founder and CEO of the Women’s Leadership Council, a Principal at Arbor Brothers and a faculty member at the NYU Steinhardt School and the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. Erica currently serves on the Board of Directors for Arbor Brothers and is also a member of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Advisory Council. In addition, Erica also devotes time to consulting with CEO and senior leaders in the nonprofit sector to support projects that focus on her passion for advancing the areas of human development, leadership and DEI initiatives.
Erica has spent over two decades working in the private, non-profit and academic sectors creating strategies, leading teams and implementing programs in the US and abroad. During her time in the private sector, Erica spent nearly a decade as a senior leader at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. In addition, Erica has spent over a decade leading large teams and designing and managing educational, professional and leadership development programs at several social enterprises including: City Year New York, Prep for Prep, Sponsors for
Educational Opportunity and iMentor.
Erica received her M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, her M.P.A from the NYU Wagner Graduate School and her B.A. from Harvard. Erica resides in Brooklyn where she and her husband are raising their two beautiful children.
Managing Director, BlackRock
Board of Directors, SEO
Maybel Marte, Managing Director, is Head of US Leveraged Finance Product Strategy within BlackRock’s Global Credit Group. As a product strategist, Ms. Marte focuses on developing credit solutions for institutional and retail clients, across BlackRock’s Bank Loans, High Yield and CLO offerings. In this role, she is responsible for product development, marketing and client service.
Prior to joining BlackRock in September 2017, Ms. Marte was a Senior Vice President at PIMCO in the US Institutional Client Management group. While at PIMCO from 2010 to 2016, Ms, Marte was responsible for servicing and marketing to large corporations, multi-national agencies and non-profit organizations. As a client strategist, Ms. Marte focused on delivering customized investment solutions to institutional clients, including duration overlays/underlays, asset allocation optimization, interest rates and equity-based tail-risk hedging programs, and multi-asset credit solutions.
Prior to joining PIMCO in early 2010, Ms. Marte held positions in fixed income institutional sales for nearly 10-years, over 8-years of which were spent at Goldman Sachs on the High Yield-Distressed Bond desk.
Ms. Marte received her Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wellesley College. Lastly, Ms. Marte proudly serves on the Board of Directors of SEO. She was awarded a number of academic scholarships for her graduate and undergraduate studies, most notably the Robert A. Toigo Graduate Fellowship and Andrew Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship.
She has served on the Board of Directors of SEO (Seizing Every Opportunity) for over 20 years; currently as the Chairperson of the Scholars Program Committee. Her civic contributions are focused on closing the academic achievement gap for NYC public high school students. In her free time, Maybel enjoys attending Yankees games, trying a new recipe and spending time with her two children.
Executive Director, Advocacy Institute
Marissa Martin is the Executive Director of the Advocacy Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming the legislative landscape for justice and dignity. Prior to joining the Advocacy Institute, she served as the Northeast Director of Young Invincibles, leading policy and advocacy efforts around higher education, workforce development and healthcare for young adults.
Marissa has always had a passion for social justice and making larger systemic change to increase access and equity, holding several leadership positions overseeing Policy, Operations and Data teams. These positions include serving as the Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at the NYC Public Engagement Unit; the Director of Policy and Government Relations at ExpandED Schools (formerly TASC); as well as the Director of Government Affairs for the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families where she led CACF’s New York State and City budget advocacy campaigns.
For over 10 years, Marissa has worked as an adoptee advocate working to strengthen the community and voice of the adoptee community. Marissa served as Assistant Director of Holt Heritage Camp and Co-Director of the Korean Identity Development Camp and served on the board of All Together Now, a support organization for adoptive families providing supportive programming for young adoptees while facilitating conversations with adopted parents. Marissa is also the former president and current advisory board member of Also-Known-As, Inc., a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to creating innovative educational programs and community building activities for those on their adoption life journey.
Marissa is a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) and holds a Masters in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, with concentrations in Community Organizing, Planning and Development.
Women In Development, New York (WID) accepts refund requests made in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the event. Registration fees are not refundable after this date. Nonrefundable ticket purchases may not be used as credits towards future WID events.
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WID Wellness Presents:
Cosmetics for the Development Professional
presented by Best Face Forward Makeup Studio
Thursday, February 20, 2020
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Faculty & Staff Dining Room
524 W. 59th St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10019
From a morning donor meeting to a cocktail fundraiser that evening, our development careers can take us through an array of different events. Some people may find that they have just a few minutes to pull out their make-up bags at the end of the day to transition from day to night. Then again, sometimes we feel like using cosmetics; sometimes we don't. Whether you feel that make-up is a powerful tool by which to express yourself, you want to take care of your skin in the harsh New York winter weather or you simply enjoy experimenting with color and products, this evening is for you!
Join Women In Development (WID), New York and Best Face Forward Makeup Studio for a hands-on makeup tutorial. Create your own 10-minute signature look and learn how to quickly transform your look from day to night.
This special evening is generously provided by Best Face Forward, whose make up artists are highly-skilled professionals. Founded in 2009, the BFF team has inspired women to look their best while being confident in and caring for their own natural beauty. The tutorial will be presented by owner of Best Face Forward and WID Board Member, Shola Akintobi and Members of the Best Face Forward team.
WID Members: $50
Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides
by Edgar Villanueva
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Shakespeare & Co.
New York, NY 10023
Through WID Lit, members are invited to meet for lively, intimate discussions about books that are shaping our view of ourselves, our work, and our world.
WID Lit is free for members. Wine, coffee, tea, and light bites are available in the Shakespeare & Co. café (pay-as-you-go, with a 10% discount). Members are encouraged to buy copies of the books at Shakespeare & Co.
At our second meeting of the 2019-20 year, we will read Decolonizing Wealth.
Amazon.com says: Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Award-winning philanthropy executive Edgar Villanueva draws from the traditions from the Native way to prescribe the medicine for restoring balance and healing our divides.
Though it seems counterintuitive, the philanthropic industry has evolved to mirror colonial structures and reproduces hierarchy, ultimately doing more harm than good. After 14 years in philanthropy, Edgar Villanueva has seen past the field's glamorous, altruistic façade, and into its shadows: the old boy networks, the savior complexes, and the internalized oppression among the "house slaves," and those select few people of color who gain access. All these funders reflect and perpetuate the same underlying dynamics that divide Us from Them and the haves from have-nots. In equal measure, he denounces the reproduction of systems of oppression while also advocating for an orientation towards justice to open the floodgates for a rising tide that lifts all boats.
Women: Own Your Success!
Thursday, February 27, 2020
1 East 65 Street
New York, NY 10065
As fundraisers, we ask others to help our organizations. As professionals, do we ask for what we need and what we want? This session will inspire and teach you how to create a career that is personally and professionally fulfilling. Whether you’re rising up the ladder or just beginning your professional journey, you will hear advice from experts about how to navigate your success, from receiving appropriate compensation and recognition to managing expectations and advancing yourself as a leader.
This session will be moderated by Robin Merle, CFRE, Vice President and Executive Director of the John Jay College Foundation. Panelists include women at the top of their game who are committed to leadership development: Crystal Chavis, Global Talent Management Lead at DuPont,Executive Coach and Senior Business Consultant; Gayatri Shenai, Partner at McKinsey & Company; and Deb Taft, CEO of Lindauer Global.
A few takeaways you can expect:
Members - $50
Non-Members - $65
Save the Date
I to I:
A Structured Networking Experience
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
WID President's Council Presents: Networking When You’re Too Busy to Network
Monday, March 16, 2020
WID Wellness Presents
The Etiquette Advantage: Dining And Conversation Skills For Development Professionals
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Princeton Club of New York
15 W 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
Monday, April 6, 2020
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
WID Insider Roundtable
ALLIES: The Role Men Play in Advancing Women in the Development Profession
Thursday, April 16, 2020
WID President's Council Presents: Nancy Raybin from Marts & Lundy on Board Leadership
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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WoA ticket policy: Please note that there will be a cap of 5 individual tickets per purchase. While we will do our best to accommodate, individual ticket seating requests are at the discretion of WID and are not guaranteed.
Refund policy: Woman of Achievement ticket and sponsorship purchases are non-refundable.
By registering for this WID event, I give consent for my photograph to be taken and possibly used on the organization’s intranet, internet, newsletters, board reports, and other organizational materials as needed. I understand that I am not eligible for compensation for use of my photo and I may not be informed in advance of the specific use of those images.
WID 40th Anniversary Culminating Membership Cocktail
With Final Presentation of the WID Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020