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EMERGING LEADERS 2018
Piloted in 2017, the BWAF Emerging Leaders program is a New York-based, selective professional development opportunity for women 5-10 years out of school. In small group format, (maximum of 20 selected participants) invitees will engage with significant senior women in architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, law, and financial services to advance their own career goals. Share common experiences and trade personal strategies for success.
President and CEO | YMCA of Greater New York
When: November 5, 2018
Where:KPF, 11 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Fiona Cousins, PE
When: November 13, 2018
Where: Arup, 77 Water Street, New York, NY 10005
Jill Lerner, FAIA
Principal | Kohn Pedersen Fox
When: December 18, 2018
Where: KPF, 11 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Meet our 2018 #2 Emerging Leaders:
Explore the power of your personal magnetism, friendships, and authentic relationships in small group setting with the guidance of a seasoned networker. Understand the importance of making strong connections and how to use them to advance your career.
Victoria J. Cerami
CEO | Cerami & Associates
When: February 27, 2018
Where: Cerami Associates
Learn from a master demonstration of a compensation negotiation between two attorneys well versed in the dark art. Hear from the experts and your peers on developing the best strategy to get what you deserve.SPEAKERS:
Patricia Harris, Esq., LEED AP
Chair | BWAF; Special Counsel | Zetlin & De Chiara LLP; Founder and CEO | LicenseSure LLC
Elyssa Cohen Muldoon, CCEP
Senior Associate General Counsel | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
When: March 27, 2018
Where: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Meet with an established industry leader to unpack the implications of being perceived as "nice" in the business world. Senior women leaders reveal secret strategies to navigate the double standard for professional behavior and transcend the necessity of "nice."
Chair | Hudson River Park Trust Board of Directors | Former Superintendent; Banking for NYS | Vice Chairman; Solera Capital
When: April 26, 2018
All sessions 6:30–8:30 PM
We thank the New York Building Foundation, Inc. for their generous underwriting of the program
Meet our 2018 Emerging Leaders
EMERGING LEADERS 2017
Take advantage of this opportunity to imagine a future informed by significant leaders in architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, law, and financial services. In small group format, you and your fellow Emerging Leaders (professionals with 5-10 years of experience) will engage with senior level women to advance your own career goals.
When: May 9, 2017 Where: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Emerging leaders explore taking risks along multiple paths to success. Senior women leaders share experiences of courage and risk taking to achieve daring careers and personal power.
When: June 13, 2017
Where: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Explore the power of your personal magnetism, friendships, and authentic relationships in small group setting and understand the role of strong allies in your career trajectory.
Executive Vice President of Design & Construction | Brookfield Office Properties
When: July 11, 2017 Where: TBA Have a conversation about common work situations from an expert in construction and development with other influential women who have taken unexpected career turns and landed on their feet. Are you getting what you deserve? Do you know how to ask for it?
All sessions 6:30–8:30 PM
Meet our 2017 Emerging Leaders