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#WomenInvested: Navigating New Realities

Virtual Event Series

Moderated by Soledad O'Brien, enjoy the virtual event series that explores pressures and opportunities women are presented with in today's environment. The series will focus on supporting women as they invest in themselves and others.

Expert panelists will take on a variety of timely topics and offer relevant insights that can make a real difference in the lives of women today.




Featured Speakers:

First carousel slide shows an image of Lee Woodruff on the left and Renee Peterson Trudeau on the right

Caregiving in the Age of Coronavirus: Taking Care of Your Loved Ones—and Yourself 

Lee Woodruff

Co-author of the New York Times best-selling book In an Instant and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation

Renee Peterson Trudeau

Internationally-recognized  life-balance coach, speaker and award-winning author

Second carousel slide shows an image of Shiza Shahid on the left and Lisa Nichols on the right

Finding Purpose and Staying Connected in a Disconnected World

Shiza Shahid

Co-founder, Our Place, founder, NOW Ventures and co-founder of the Malala Fund

Lisa Nichols

CEO and Founder, Motivating the Masses

Third carousel slide shows an image of Jackie Vanderbrug on the left and Savita Subramanian on the right

A Century of Progress: The Road to Gender Equity

Jackie Vanderbrug

Head of Sustainable & Impact Investment Strategy for the Chief Investment Office, Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank

Savita Subramanian

Head of U.S. Equity & Quantitative Strategy and Global ESG Research for BofA Global Research

Fourth carousel slide shows an image of Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O’Brien – Women Invested Virtual Event Series Moderatory

Award Winning Journalist, Documentarian, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Soledad O’Brien will moderate all three women’s virtual event discussions.

Caregiving in the Age of Coronavirus: Taking Care of Your Loved Ones—and Yourself

Women will share their personal experiences with caregiving and discuss how they were able to work through the challenges. They’ll offer tips and ideas on planning for the unexpected, as well as suggestions on how to avoid burnout.

Topics covered:

  • Managing the pressures of balancing work and new childcare arrangements.
  • Staying connected to your aging parents, even if you’re unable to see them face-to-face.
  • Juggling the planned—and unplanned—costs of caregiving with your financial goals, including saving for retirement.
  • Steps and actions you can take now to prepare for future caregiving expenses.

Finding Purpose and Staying Connected in a Disconnected World

Panelists will weigh in on many of the questions women are asking themselves as they strive to stay connected with family, friends and loved ones, while also continuing their own journey to find meaning and purpose in life.

Topics covered:

  • Are there simple ways to improve my relationships and stay connected with others?
  • Is it possible to avoid feeling overwhelmed and even find new meaning?
  • What are ways to safely give back to my community or causes I believe in?
  • What lessons can we learn from what the world is experiencing? Could we come out on the other side more resilient?

A Century of Progress: The Road to Gender Equity

Expert panelists will explore the growth and importance of what’s known as gender lens investing, and shed light on how it can help society at large while also providing opportunities for interested investors.

Topics covered:

  • The current issues surrounding gender equality and why businesses and investors can no longer afford to overlook its importance.
  • Why companies who support and elevate women at all levels of an organization may be better positioned for long-term success.
  • The growing interest in gender lens investing (GLI) and how investors can get involved.
  • How gender lens investing fits into the broader area of sustainable investing.

Important Information:

  • To view the video series, you must register at the event page hosted by Veracast.
  • After registering, you will use the same URL to access the three videos.
  • If you are pre-registered, you do not need to complete the registration form again when you view the series.
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