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Women. Fintech. Designing Your North Star

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fact: Technology and innovation is transforming Financial Services.  Successful transformations need knowledgeable, proficient, flexible and diverse workforce.  Skillsets needed to be successful in a period of change are different.  To register, click here.

FintechWomen has designed a learning conference in partnership with Suffolk University.  This is the first in the series to provide women with different skills and the confidence to use them!  Our 2020 programming includes a regular series of reskilling and upskilling mini-conferences.


Join us
on Nov 2nd for an unique learning experience.  Learn to assess the changing trends and innovation.  Design a personal North Star to guide your career through times of continual change.  Leave with a confident strategy and a new network for your fintech career.  Take home your first Certificate of Completion from FintechWomen!


Explore the World of Fintech

  • Explore how to navigate change in Financial Services. Get comfortable with Fin + Tech.
    Industry leaders Stephanie Browne, Chief Diversity Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Ken Mooney, Fintech investor and former Financial Services Executive share their insights.
  • Learn to interpret industry movement and organizational strategies from practioners who are transforming Financial Services.
    Jennifer Englehardt, Principal at EY and a business transformation expert will lead a group of senior industry professionals in discussion.


Make it all personal! 

  • Identify the markers that will help you stay on course as Fin + Tech continue to evolve. Understand the tools and skills you need to make informed decisions about your career.
    FintechWomen Board Members Kim DiNicola  and Ellen DiResta introduce experts to explore critical topics of leading with confidence and leaning on your strengths as industry needs and jobs evolve.
  • Design your personal North Star, a career destination that your can pursue in the midst of continuous innovation
    Suzi Hamill, former Head of Design Thinking at Fidelity Investments will build on the day’s sessions to lead an interactive session to allow each of us to go both broad and deep to design our own North Star.

Who should attend?

  • Women looking to enter and thrive in fintech and related careers
  • Allies and leaders who champion inclusion and diversity in the industry

Agenda

Time Program   Description and Speakers
9:00- 9:30 Registrations, Networking and Coffee
9:30 – 10:45 Opening Comments:
World of Fintech
Stephanie Browne, Chief Diversity Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Ken Mooney, Fintech investor and former Financial Services Executive share their insights insights on the current state of Fintech.
What does digital transformation mean in the industry? The impact of speed and change both today and in the near future. Why is diversity important?
11:00 – 12:00 Practioners Viewpoint:
Digital Technology & Financial Services
Jennifer Englehardt, Principal at EY and a business transformation expert will lead a group of senior industry professionals discussing the intersection of innovation, technology and business models.
Understand how to interpret strategies and industry trends.  Learn how to find external markers to shape your career.
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch With playful, interactive icebreakers!
1:30 to 2:30 Making It Personal! FintechWomen Board Members Kim DiNicola  and Ellen DiResta will personalize the day’s learnings for you with inputs from industry leaders
2:30 to 4:00 Design Your Personal North Star Suzi Hamill, former Head of Design Thinking at Fidelity Investments  will lead an engaging and interactive session to allow each of us to go both broad and deep to design our own North Star
4:00- 5:30 Close, Certificate Awards and Networking

Speaker Bios

STEPHANIE BROWNE is vice president of talent acquisition and chief diversity and inclusion officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. She develops and leads BCBSMA’s strategies to attract, recruit, and retain talent and to inspire a culture of inclusion where all associates are engaged and feel valued. She also co-chairs the Diversity Council with BCBSMA’s president and CEO, Andrew Dreyfus. Prior to her current role, Stephanie led the IT strategy and planning organization. Browne is a national trustee for the Boys and Girls Club of America, Northeast representative; a board director for Cambridge College; a member of the Mass Business Alliance for Education advisory council; and a council member for Pine Manor College. She previously served on the Executive Board of The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and is a recipient of the 2016 Leading Women Award and most recently Mass Technology Leadership Council’s Mosaic Award. Browne is a member of The Boston Club, The Links Incorporated, Boston chapter, and is national president of The Circle-Lets. In 1998, Browne founded Divas Uncorked, a Boston-based wine education group with a mission to demystify wine for women and people of color. Browne is a Certified Health Insurance Executive (CHIE) and earned a Masters of Education from Cambridge College.

Jennifer Engelhardt  is a principal at EY, where she has over 20 years of experience as a leader in business transformation, organizational change management, and workforce enablement. Her work has focused on implementing innovative solutions to link the “hard science” of value realization for technology programs to the end user experience at the customer and employee levels. She is passionate about helping clients realize value from their IT investments using leading edge tools such as cognitive-enabled User Adoption Dashboards, virtual reality, serious games, badging, microlearning and social/mobile collaboration platforms. She has worked across the globe serving clients in multiple industries including financial services, oil & gas, life sciences, industrial products, consumer packaged goods, retail, and travel & transportation.

Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in Russian from the University of Virginia and a masters degree in Business Administration from the College of William & Mary. Jennifer is an active member of the Advisory Board for the Consulting Profession at W&M’s Mason School of Business.

Details

Date:
November 2
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue

Sargent Hall, Suffolk University
120 Tremont Street
Boston, 02108 United States
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