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18th Annual Women in Public Finance Conference

October 2, 2014

Please Join Us for this Exciting Event

Thursday, October 2, 2014


The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois


Issuers Other Professionals
PRE-CONFERENCE NETWORKING EVENT (Oct. 1st) Included in the price of the Reception and Conference & Reception.

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome on October 2nd.

The Women in Public Finance Conference is almost here and we are looking forward to seeing you. Please take note of the following logistical items as we approach the conference:

  • The Chicago airports are still experiencing cancellations and delays as a result of the fire that occurred last week. For those that are flying to Chicago, please check your flight!
  • Due to unexpected construction at our pre-conference location, Women in Public Finance will run a Chicago trolley from the Standard Club to the pre-conference event at Quay (465 East Illinois Street – corrected) between 5:15 PM CDT and 7:45 PM CDT. Please feel free to take the trolley even if you are not staying at the hotel. Alternatively, taxis are available or Quay will provide $10 validation to park for up to three hours at the parking garage across the street.

If we can be of any assistance, please contact us at info@wpfc.com.

Keynote Speakers

Krawcheck_Sallie_PROMOPIC SALLIE L. KRAWCHECK has built a career that demonstrates it is possible to turn around and substantially grow troubled financial services businesses through eliminating a number of the Wall Street conflicts of interests and focusing on the investing client. She is the owner of 85 Broads, a professional woman’s network. She is also an industry commentator and LinkedIn INfluencer, with more than 250K followers, focusing on her passions: regulatory reform, the analysis of big banks, and women in business. In addition, she is advising a number of start-ups, both formally and informally.

Krawcheck is past president of Global Wealth & Investment Management for Bank of America, the largest wealth management business in the world during her tenure, with $17 billion in revenue and $2.2 trillion in client balances. This business provides comprehensive wealth management services to clients across the range of wealth globally. It also provides retirement and benefit plan services, philanthropic management and asset management services to individuals and institutions. Its operating businesses include Merrill Lynch and US Trust.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Krawcheck was the chief executive officer and chairman for Citi Global Wealth Management, responsible for the Citi Private Bank, Citi Smith Barney and Citi Investment Research. During her time at Citi, she was also a member of the senior leadership committee and executive committee.

During the Wall Street research scandals, FORTUNE magazine called Krawcheck “The Last Honest Analyst” and noted that hers was the most influential voice for research quality and integrity. She has been consistently listed as one of Forbes’ and FORTUNE’S “Most Powerful Women” in business and and U.S. Banker’s top “Woman to Watch”. She is a past recipient of CNBC’s “Business Leader of the Future Award,” was one of TIME magazine’s “Global Business Influentials,” FORTUNE’s “Most Influential Person Under the Age of 40” and an “Institutional Investor” top CFO in financial services and Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business.” She was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leaders.


Janice_Marturano JANICE L. MARTURANO is the Founder and Executive Director for the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting leaders in the exploration of mindfulness and the fundamentals of leadership excellence. She founded the Institute for Mindful Leadership in January, 2011, after ending her tenure as Vice President, Public Responsibility and Deputy General Counsel for General Mills, Inc.

In 2013, she was invited to share her understanding of the importance of mindful leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and again at the 2014 World Economic Forum Conference in Beijing, China.

Janice’s work has been featured on the BBC, Huff Post Live, and in the New York Times, Financial Times, Saturday Evening Post, Time magazine, and the Los Angeles Times.


Pre-Conference Networking Event

Location: Quay Restaurant 465 East Illinois Street, #70 Chicago, IL
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 5:00-5:30pm– Join Members of Other Chapters prior to the Pre-Conference Event for a Networking Opportunity
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm – Appetizers and drink tickets provided.


Location: The Standard Club S. Plymouth Court Chicago, IL
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
10:30 a.m. Chapter Meeting – Maribel Mata Benedict, Vice President – Chapters
11:00 a.m. Registration Opens
11:45 a.m. Opening Remarks and Luncheon – Martha Linsley, President, Women in Public Finance
1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker – Sallie L. Krawcheck: Remarks and Question and Answer Session
2:45 p.m. Featured Speaker – Janice Marturano: Finding the Space to Lead
3:45 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
5:00 p.m. Scholarship Presentation
5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks – Natalie Wabich, Vice President, Women in Public Finance
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reception

In accordance with WPF Press Policy, all Conference functions are designated *public with restrictions*; attendance at the Conference by members of the press is deemed acceptance of these terms.



Limited overnight accommodations have been reserved at the following hotels (We recommend booking early due to other events in the city that week)

THE STANDARD CLUB Room rate is $185 plus applicable taxes. To reserve a room, call Claudia at 312.408.2818 or the front desk at 312.427.9100 (Mon-Fri). Indicate you are with the Women in Public Finance Annual Conference room block. Rooms will be held until September 3, 2014.

Note: Daily parking rate at the Standard Club is $28.00.  Overnight parking rate is $38.00.

THE PALMER HOUSE HILTON Room rate is $219 plus applicable taxes. To reserve a room, call 877.865.5321 and request the group code WNF or reserve a room at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/WIPF Rooms will be held until September 8, 2014.

JW Marriot Room rate is $299 plus applicable taxes. To reserve a room, call 877.303.0104 and request the Women in Public Finance Room Block or reserve a room at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/WomenInPublicFinanceRoomBlock Rooms will be held until September 10, 2014.


We would like to thank our 2014 sponsors for supporting Women in Public Finance.


Program Sponsor


Reception Sponsors


Networking Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Hilltop Securities

Silver Sponsors

Best Best & Krieger

Bronze Sponsors





October 2, 2014
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Standard Club
320 S Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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(312) 427-9100