Event Detail

Women's Executive Forum: Up or Out - Jump Start Your Career (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, October 11, 2012 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
4:00 pm
The Chicago Club, 81 E Van Buren St, Chicago, IL  60605   (Driving Directions)

Kerry Jordan, CFA, Director of Marketing, Chicago Capital Management

Diane Garnick, CEO, Clear Alternatives
Carolann Jacobs, Senior NeuroLeadership, Successwaves International
Claire Steichen, Clear Strategy Coaching

Date, Time, and Location:
Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Chicago Club, 81 E. Van Buren St., Chicago IL 60605

Program Description:
Up or Out: Break-Out Tools for Jump-Starting Your Career
Women thrive when we are collaborative and support one another, yet most of us are embedded in a corporate culture built by on the premise of competition and an "each man for himself" mentality. Mid-career women confront this reality as they consider ways to align their desires with their career aspirations. CFA Chicago has convened a panel of experts from inside and outside the industry to help women navigate the prevailing prevalent corporate culture and re-ignite their career passion.

Our multi-dimensional panel will conduct an interactive workshop focused on mid-career women, designed to engage participants in identifying tools to manage the myriad issues women face at the mid-point of their professional lives. These issues include: lack of sponsorship, mentors, and networks in the workforce; limited exposure to assignments with significant responsibility; balancing personal and professional obligations; speaking to/influencing male colleagues in the manner and in terms they will understand and process; overcoming the objections and challenges of career re-entry. This will not be a passive gathering. Our goal is for each participant to walk away with at least one actionable idea to improve their personal and/or professional lives. Registration is limited, so please register early.

Fee (Women Only):
Members - $75
Non-Members - $100
Student-Members - $75
(payable by cash, check or credit card)*

Business Casual

Refreshments and light appetizers

For Reservations:
Register online below.

3:30 - 4:00 pm: Registration
4:00 - 6:00 pm: Program and Networking to follow

Hosted by: Women's Advisory Group

Kerry Jordan Kerry Jordan, CFA is the Director of Marketing for Chicago Capital Management L.P., an absolute return, merger arbitrage strategy hedge fund. Prior to joining CCM, Jordan was a managing director at Phalanx Capital Management, LLC, an Asian-focused, multi-strategy hedge fund where she managed the fund's business development and capital raising efforts. Previously, she was a director in the Global Derivatives Products group at Bank of America where she focused on the structuring and sales of interest rate, commodity, and equity derivatives. Jordan holds bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master of science in finance degree from the George Washington University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is the chair of the CFA Society Chicago's Women Advisory Group.

Diane Garnick Diane Garnick is a Founder and CEO of Clear Alternatives, a women-owned and operated asset management firm. She is a seasoned practitioner with expertise in rigorous financial and economic analysis, specializing in quantitative methods. She oversees the global investment research and portfolio management teams and serves as the Chair of the Investment Committee. Garnick began her career in research at Merrill Lynch, where she was an Equity Derivatives Strategist and a member of the Institutional Investor All Star Team. While at Merrill, Garnick spearheaded the firm's Global Pension Solutions team. She subsequently moved on to become the Global Investment Strategist at State Street Global Advisors, where she focused on developing their enhanced, ETF, and outsourced CIO businesses. More recently Garnick was the Investment Strategist at Invesco. She earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Carolann Jacobs Carolann Jacobs is an executive coach and management consultant, for Successwaves International - who uses the latest in proven neuroscience research and leadership training to help her clients navigate demanding careers, high growth, visibility leadership, and lead high performance teams.

She specializes in coaching executives, managers and teams in Fortune 100 companies to become 21st century leaders.

With deep understanding for the need high potentials and leaders have, for navigating and excelling at leading, Jacobs' passion for empowering people to step into their optimal leadership potential is at the heart of her coaching. She comes to coaching from a rigorous, and demanding corporate career in Information Technology and as a business owner. She leverages over eleven years of leadership coaching and consulting, nationally and internationally bringing her passion for "best in class" practices, and results - for the benefit of her clients and her client companies.

In her 20 year corporate career in a male dominated industry, Jacobs utilized coaching to expand the capabilities of the teams she managed, and she has deep expertise in applying the new brain based research on how to develop senior leaders, and high potentials to lead robust performance. Jacobs has successfully coached C-level executives, business owners, managers and teams to achieve greater levels of success through applied neuroscience the synergy of a coaching relationship. For more info on Successwaves International, visit www.successwaves.com.

Claire Steichen Claire Steichen established Clear Strategy Coaching in 2008, following 18 years of corporate luxury cosmetics and fragrance sales and marketing experience. Steichen successfully transitioned two times in her own career, which included thorough and productive job searches. She understands what it is like to be stuck, and is a great listener and advocate. She works as a coach with the Columbia Business School Social Intelligence program, and coaches public speaking at Columbia's SIPA Executive Education program.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $10 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, Oct 8.

Passport Program
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

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