22nd Annual Conference


PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT

October 4-5th, 2018 in Boston, MA

To Register for this event, click here. Registration will be available at the door.

Keynote Speaker

Abigail Posner Head of Strategy, Google’s Brand Unit

As a thought leader, author, manager and corporate executive, Abigail Posner has spent her life catalyzing change and creating impact. Thanks to her degree in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, Abigail shines a unique, humanistic lens on culture, business and technology that brings fresh perspective to corporate culture, product development, branding and marketing.

Whether by leading brands at DDB and Publicis to new strategic spaces; guiding teams to reinvent themselves with new tools and practices at Google; stimulating organizations to adopt new cultures and modes of behavior; challenging the cultural conversations around beauty; or motivating audiences to reexamine themselves, Abigail is driven to spark novel thinking and lead people to take action on it.

Today, as Head of Strategic Planning at the ZOO, Google’s creative think tank for agencies and brands, Abigail’s role is to help advertisers and marketers make sense of human beings’ deep, emotional relationship to the digital space and convert those insights in strategic and creative efforts.  While at Google, she launched an industry-first thought leadership series on human beings’ emotional relationships with the digital space: Humanizing Digital.  This research decodes technology in an inspiring and useful way.

Prior to joining Google, Abigail was Executive Vice President, Strategy Director at Publicis New York, and Head of Strategic Planning at DDB New York.  She blogs regularly on topics around beauty in our culture at Beautyskew.com, she has published a range of articles on marketing, digital culture and beauty, and is a contributor to Advertising Age & Google’s sites.  Abigail’s been featured in a host of publications including: Business InsiderHuffington PostNY TimesLa PresseCNBCMumbrella, AdNews, B&T & Globes Israel.

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Host Committee Members

Coming soon!

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Pre-Conference Chapters’ Meeting

Location: UMass Club, 1 Beacon Street, 32nd Floor
Date:  Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Founders’ Awards Event

Location: The Grand Boston, 58 Seaport Boulevard
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Reception and Presentation of Awards
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Conference Schedule

Detailed Agenda Coming Soon

Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM Registration Begins
2:30 PM Conference Concludes
3:30 – 5:30 PM Boston Harbor Cruise
 Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard
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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.

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Accommodations

Limited overnight accommodations have been reserved at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. We recommend booking early to ensure room availability – Group rate available until September 11th.

The Westin Boston Waterfront 425 Summer Street | Boston, MA 02210 | Phone: (617) 532-4600 Reservation Booking Link

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

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Program Sponsors

 
Citi
 
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Lunch Sponsors

 
Locke Lord
 
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Breakfast Sponsors

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Post Conference Reception Sponsors

 
Piper Jaffray
 

 

Platinum Sponsors

 
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Stifel Nicolaus
Western Alliance Bank
 

 

Gold Sponsors

 
Hilltop Securities
Columbia Capital Management, LLC
Fitch Ratings
Public Trust Advisors
 

 

Silver Sponsors

 
Nixon Peabody
Stern bro
BMO Capital Markets and BMO Harris Bank
Build America Mutual
 

Bronze Sponsors

 
Goodwin
Dorsey & Whitney
Zions
Faegre Baker Daniels
 

Sponsors

 
Huntington National Bank
Schiff Hardin LLP
 

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2018 Founders’ Award Recipients

To be announced soon!

 

Past Founders’ Awards Recipients

2017
Rising Star Award – Nora O’Brien
She’s Our Hero Award – Robin Prunty
Lifetime Achievement Award – Courtney Shea

2016

Rising Star Award – Natasha A. Holiday
She’s Our Hero Award – Katie Koster
Lifetime Achievement Award – Carole L. Brown
2015
Rising Star Award – Jessica Akey
She’s Our Hero Award – Monika Suarez
Lifetime Achievement Award – The Honorable Denise L. Nappier
2014
Rising Star Award – Dana Sodikoff
She’s Our Hero Award – Harriet Welch
Lifetime Achievement Award – Robin L. Wiessmann