Virtual Program Recordings

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020: Dialogues: Courageous Conversations on Race

Thank you to all of our Forum members who participated in the panel presented yesterday, discussing just some of the issues surrounding race and in our current society. ARVA RICE, President and CEO, New York Urban League, moderated the discussion with Forum colleagues: CHERYL MCKISSACK DANIEL, President & CEO, McKissack & McKissack; MELISSA JAMES, Vice Chairman, Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley; KAROL MASON, President, John Jay College and SHEENA WRIGHT, President and CEO, United Way of New York.


Tuesday, June 22nd, 2020: Connecting with Women Leaders in Changing Times featuring JONELLE PROCOPE

Thank you to Forum member JONELLE PROCOPE, President & CEO, Apollo Theater, for sharing her thoughts on leading in a time of crisis with regards to both COVID-19 and the national events surrounding systemic racism. And thank you CHERYL WILLS, for once again serving as moderator.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020: Equilar Presentation on Board Composition and Director Recruiting Trends

Forum colleagues were given a presentation by Belen Gomez, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Communications, at Equilar, who discussed the current trends in board composition and director recruiting against the backdrop of the unprecedented current events. She was joined by Forum members, OLU FAJEMIROKUN-BECK, CEO, The Beck Group NJ and AEDHMAR HYNES, Corporate Board Director who provided their own personal perspectives on becoming a board director.

Thursday, May 28th, 2020: NY Botanical Garden Photo Presentation with CARRIE REBORA BARRATT

Forum member and President of the NY Botanical Garden, CARRIE REBORA BARRATT shared a stunning selection of photography of the grounds in Spring and spoke about the history and care that goes into maintaining such diverse plant life in New York City.

Thursday, May 21st, 2020: Geopolitical Perspectives on the COVID-19 Crisis with Ambassador Philippe Etienne

Forum member CHITRA NAWBATT moderated a conversation with H.E. Ambassador Philippe Etienne in which he shared his insights into how France is handling the pandemic, while keeping safety, climate change and rights of women as a priority. Thank you to Forum member, ANNE-CLAIRE LEGENDRE for facilitating this program.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020: Connecting with Women in Changing Times with Sallie Krawcheck

Thank you to SALLIE KRAWCHECK and CHERYL WILLS for their interesting and informative discussion about handling finances during the pandemic crisis.

Thursday, May 7th, 2020: 2020 Outlook on Washington with Candi Wolff

For the fourth year, Candi Wolff, Managing Director and Head, Global Government Affairs for Citi, presented her outlook on the geopolitical environment and U.S. Government policies over the past year and into the near future. Thank you Forum President, JOAN HAFFENREFFER for once again facilitating this program.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020: NYC's Economy and Budget: Past Lessons, Future Cautions

State and local governments face an unprecedented health and economic crisis that has already begun to wreak havoc on local finances. How can New York City best manage this fiscal crisis? Moderator, BARBARA VAN ALLEN, President, The Economic Club of New York, spoke with Maria Doulis, VP of the Citizens Budget Commission, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to influencing constructive change in the finances and services of New York State and New York City governments. Maria has written extensively on topics such as performance budgeting, municipal labor relations, the public workforce, infrastructure policy, and urban competitiveness. This webinar will explore lessons learned from past fiscal crises and discuss options for contending with the current revenue implosion.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020: Zoom Tutorial

The transition by so many workplaces (and social gatherings!) to the digital sphere has seen a huge increase in the use of the platform Zoom. To offer our members assistance navigating this new tool, we asked Zoom to create a program for Forum members to teach the basic features and functions of this versatile program. The tutorial was led by Meghan Drum, Manager for Customer Success at Zoom.

Friday, April 17th, 2020: How To Become A Thought Leader on LinkedIn

Ty Heath, Global Lead of LinkedIn’s B2B Institute presented a program created specifically for Forum members entitled: “How to Become a Thought Leader on LinkedIn.” Digital enhances the way executives engage with their audiences and express their views. Increasingly, leaders are expected to share their insights and ideas on social media making it essential to develop an effective approach. Ty teaches participants how to use LinkedIn to promote ideas and perspectives to establish themselves as thought leaders among their professional networks.

Thursday, April 9th, 2020: Navigating Healthcare Options When Coverage Ends

MAURA CARLEY, President & CEO, Healthcare Navigation LLC  lead a conversation that included participation by Forum colleagues: EMILY RAFFERTY, President Emerita of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and EUGENIA ULASEWICZ, who is a member of the Board of Directors of Bunzl plc, Hudson Group, Signet Jewelers and Vince Holding Corp., to discuss the challenging environment we are in due to extensive job loss and associated loss of healthcare coverage. Maura, and her colleague at Healthcare Navigation, Sarah Gravelin, reviewed key considerations when coverage is abruptly lost including going on Medicare, COBRA and/or the individual marketplace and on-exchange vs. off-exchange plans.