AIT Women in Financial Services Policy Forum


On October 18, 2018, nearly 100 women across the financial services industry attended AIT Women in Financial Services Policy Forum in New York, sponsored by KKR and Oppenheimer Funds. The forum was hosted by Citi. The Forum delved into the intersection of the financial services industry and today’s most complex and pressing civic, political and social issues, and how women are leading change and social innovation in the industry.


Featured speakers included Patsy Doerr (Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability, and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters), Ita Ekpoudom (Partner, Gingerbread Capital), Liuba Grechen Shirley (Candidate for US Congress, NY-02), Dionne Gumbs (Founder & CEO, GenEQTY), Tish James (New York City Public Advocate & Candidate for New York State Attorney General), Carey Kolaja (Global Chief Product Officer, Citi Fintech), Stephanie Luedke (Managing Director and Global Head, Citi Investment Management), Brette McSweeney (President, Eleanor’s Legacy), Victoria Meakin (Co-Founder & President, Ocrolus), Jen Rogers (Anchor, Yahoo Finance), Kiersten Salander Barnet (Deputy Chief of Staff, Bloomberg LLP & Managing Director, Bloomberg Gender Equality Index), Andrea Stewart-Cousins (Senate Democratic Leader, New York State Senate), and Mary Ann Villanueva (Global Head of Brand Culture and Engagement, Citi)