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Women’s Breakfast: The State Of Women In The Workplace

Date: 10/27/2020

Time: 8:30am
Where: LMHQ, Virtual,

Watch Women’s Breakfast: The State Of Women In The Workplace
Women continue to be underrepresented at every level across organizations, according to McKinsey & Co and LeanIn.Org’s annual report.
After six years of slow progress in increasing women’s representation in corporate America, 1 in 4 women are now considering leaving the workforce or downshifting their careers due to COVID-19, per the 2020 McKinsey & Co and Women in the Workplace report. In a single year, this would wipe out hard-earned gains we've seen for women in management and unwind years of progress toward gender equity. And even within that progress, women face roadblocks: for every 100 men promoted to manager, only 85 women were promoted. An even larger gap exists for women of color, with only 58 Black women and 71 Latina women promoted.
At LMHQ’s October Women’s Breakfast, McKinsey & Co Partner Merlina Manocaran engaged top female leaders in the fields of law, real estate, telecommunications and finance in a conversation about how these findings manifest in real life and the steps we can take to encourage make work more sustainable and inclusive for women throughout 2020 and beyond.
Speakers Include:
  • Natalie Diaz, Chief of Staff, Time Equities
  • Leecia Eve, Vice President for Public Policy, Verizon
  • Monica Guerra, US Policy Strategist, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Merlina Manocaran, Partner, McKinsey & Co
  • Anne Weisberg, Women’s Initiative Director, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP
Speaker Bios:
Natalie Diaz joined Time Equities in 2011 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and Director of Public Relations and is now Chief of Staff. Her responsibilities include assisting Francis Greenburger in his work with Time Equities, Inc., Sanford J. Greenburger & Associates, Omi International Arts Center, and the Greenburger Center for Social & Criminal Justice. Diaz manages HR, communications + websites, and public relations for Time Equities, Inc. She received her undergraduate degree from Williams College, during which time she studied at College Year in Athens in Athens, Greece. She lives in Manhattan.
Leecia Eve serves as Vice President of Public Policy at Verizon, focused on driving Verizon’s deployment of 5G in the New York metro region. She previously served as Vice President for State Government Affairs, overseeing public policy, government and external affairs, regulatory affairs, and philanthropy in the Tri-State area. Before joining Verizon in July 2013, Leecia Eve served as the Deputy Secretary for Economic Development for New York, and, as such, was the chief economic development advisor to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Among her prior roles, Ms. Eve served as Senate Counsel and Homeland Security Advisor to then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and as Counsel to then-Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., when he served as the ranking member of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.
Monica Guerra is a Vice President and US Policy Market Strategist at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, where she develops strategic market guidance for Financial Advisors and clients. Most recently, Monica worked as a municipal bond strategist with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Municipal Research team. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Monica served as a municipal bond analyst in Fitch Ratings’ U.S. Public Finance group. After beginning her career in 2005 as a campaign operative, Monica served as a Director of Capital Budget and Economic Development for the City of New York and as a Legislative Aide to the U.S. House of Representatives. Monica’s views have been cited by Bloomberg News, The Bond Buyer, and Governing magazine.
Merlina Manocaran is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s New York office. As a core member of both the Financial Institutions practice and the Risk practice, Merlina has led multiple major programs related to stress testing, recovery and resolution planning and enterprise risk management. She also co-leads McKinsey’s North America Cyber Risk efforts. Merlina holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Harvard Business School as well as a B.A. (Jurisprudence) from Oxford University. Prior to joining McKinsey, Merlina worked in the investment banking division of Commerce International Merchant Bank and at Citibank’s Corporate Bank, both in Malaysia. She currently lives in Manhattan with her husband, Arin, and their daughter, Ellice.
Anne Weisberg is Director of the Women’s Initiative at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, where she is responsible for designing and implementing a gender strategy that fosters a high performing, inclusive work environment for all. She is also an adjunct professor of management at the NYU-Stern School of Business, where she teaches a course on inclusive leadership. Anne joined Paul Weiss from the Families and Work Institute, where she conceived and directed three reports: Family Matters: The Business Case for Investing in the Transition to Parenthood; Modern Families: Same-sex and Opposite-sex Couples Negotiating at Home; and Leadership in Today’s Economy: The View of Pipeline Leaders. Anne has also worked at BlackRock on an award-winning women’s leadership program and as the Women’s Initiative Director at Deloitte.
This event was sponsored by Verizon.

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