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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.

Upcoming events


NEWPF Project Finance Series:
Applied Sciences NYC

Please join us on September 30, 2014 for a panel discussion on the ambitious project of the New York City Economic Development Corporation to create four applied science and engineering campuses in NYC.


What is Applied Sciences NYC?

Applied Sciences NYC is the City's unparalleled opportunity to build or expand top-tier applied sciences and engineering campuses. It is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to dramatically increase our potential for economic growth.

On December 19, 2011, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cornell University President David Skorton, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie announced a historic partnership to build a $2 billion, two-million-square-foot applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City.

As of November 2013, three additional programs have been selected along with the Cornell-Tech proposal: Carnegie Mellon, NYU, and Columbia University.

Collectively, the four projects are expected to generate more than $33.2 billion in nominal economic activity, over 48,000 permanent and temporary construction jobs, and approximately 1,000 spin-off companies by 2046.

NEWPF Panel Discussion

As part of our annual Project of the Year series, we will be bringing in a panel of experts from various parties coordinating on the program and also from the Cornell-Tech project implementation team. The panel will educate participants on the project and outline what it means for the City in both the near and long-term future.

There will be an underlying message relating to the public sector’s role in the program implementation from both a financing and staffing perspective. 

The panel discussion will be followed by a reception and the opportunity to meet our panelists and visit with friends and colleagues. 


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

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.

2013 Freda Johnson Award

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. 

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.

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