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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.

Spaces are still available for the August 7 Dine-Around! Visit the Events page to register.

Upcoming events

September 30, 2014 5:30 PM • Goldman Sachs, 200 West Street, First Floor Auditorium

NEWPF's Third Annual
Summer Dine-Around Now
Open for Registration

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

Northeast Women in Public Finance is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Dine-Around! This popular event will give you the opportunity to get to know other women in the public finance industry a little better over a delicious dinner in one of eight great restaurants in New York City and Connecticut.

Each dinner will be limited to approximately 8 people and will be “hosted” by a NEWPF Board Member. We put “hosted” in quotes because every attendee must pay for her own dinner (see below for payment details), but the hostesses will be there to make introductions, suggest some topics of conversation, and answer any questions you may have about NEWPF.

Coinciding with the NYC Summer Restaurant Week, on July 23rd and again on August 7th, there will be seven simultaneous dinners around New York City and in Connecticut. (The first Connecticut dinner will be July 24, not July 23). 

Who Can Attend?

This is a women-only event (sorry to the guys in our industry), but it does not matter if you are a NEWPF Member or not. In fact, if you haven’t become a Member yet, or don’t know anything about NEWPF, this is a great chance to learn a little more about us.  The dinners in Connecticut are limited to women who work or reside in Connecticut.

Payment Details

Each attendee must pay for her own dinner and drinks. The NEWPF hostess at each dinner will oversee the pesky task of dividing up the bill. Drinks will be put on a separate bill and divided up accordingly. Please, Please, PLEASE bring cash to pay for your dinner and drinks. 

How to RSVP

Review the restaurant lists below and choose which date and which dinner you would like to attend. We encourage you to have a second choice since reservations for each dinner will be first come/first serve. 

Then visit the EVENTS page to register for the dinner of your choice.


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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