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NEWPF Mentoring Guidelines

NEWPF has an active Mentoring Program for its members, summarized in the NEWPF Mentoring Guidelines. Please contact Mentoring if you have any questions.

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Kimberly Lyons, Nancy Winkler, Freda Johnson, and Vivian Altman.
Nancy Winkler, Treasurer of the City of Philadelphia, is the 2013 recipient of the Freda Johnson Award presented on December 5, 2013 at the Bond Buyer's 12th Annual Deal of the Year Awards Gala. 

NEWPF's Second Annual Summer Dine-Around was a Huge Success! 

Two Dates, Ten Restaurants, Thirteen Great Opportunities To Really Connect With Women In The Public Finance Industry

In July and August 2013, NEWPF Board Members hosted 13 dinners around New York City and in Connecticut. Each dinner included the hostess and about 6 or 8 women - current NEWPF members as well as prospective members - who enjoyed a casual evening of conversation and camaraderie.

The dinners were very well received and we look forward to next summer's event.

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What is NEWPF?

Northeast Women in Public Finance is a not-for-profit professional organization for women who work in private or public sector firms or organizations that are engaged in public finance. We offer educational and networking events as well as a mentoring program with the goal of creating opportunities for our members and participants to enhance their career opportunities and share insights about issues impacting the public finance industry. Learn more HERE.

The Mentoring Program

One of the most important objectives of Northeast Women in Public Finance is to provide support and encouragement to women who are new to the field of public finance. The Board’s Mentoring Committee was one of its original governing committees, and a formal mentoring program was established in 2008. The success of the program, which now has approximately 60 mentoring pairs actively involved, is attributable to the core principle of the program:

Mentor/mentee relationships require time and work by both parties in order to be successful because trust develops as the mentor and mentee get to know each other better.

NEWPF has developed the following guidelines for the mentoring program:

• Topics discussed between the mentor and mentee are to be kept confidential.
• The mentor and mentee should come to an agreement up front about the mutual expectations and • goals of the relationship.
• The mentor and mentee should commit to meet on a regular basis, and to promptly reschedule any meetings that need to be canceled. 
• The mentee should set the agenda for each meeting and both parties should stay focused on it.
• The mentor and mentee should agree on how to best communicate between meetings (i.e. phone, email or text messaging).
• The mentor and mentee should commit to periodic assessments of the relationship, including whether goals should be changed, or if a new partner is needed.

Members of NEWPF are eligible to become a mentor or a mentee. Join today and indicate your interest.


Contact our Co-Presidents with any questions or comments you may have about Northeast Women in Public Finance.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Vivian Altman
E-mail: valtman@janney.com

Kimberly Lyons

Special Invitation to MBCNY Bond School

Members of NEWPF are invited to attend 2014 Bond School, presented by the Municipal Bond Club of New York. Please see this flyer for more details.


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