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NEWPF Mentoring Guidelines

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

Upcoming events


2014 Freda Johnson Awards

The Bond Buyers and Northeast Women in Public Finance presented The Freda Johnson Award to Lois Scott, Chief Financial Officer of the City of Chicago, and Kym Arnone, managing director at Barclay's. In addition, the following 8 women were honored as Trailblazing Women in Public Finance: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Julia Cooper, Katherine Craven, Alicia Glen, Susan Dushock, Diana Hoadley, Leah Sandbank, and Lisel Wells. You may view the Bond Buyer Supplement here.

NEWPF hosts Social Media program

On November 5th, the Northeast Women in Public Finance hosted Karin Zabel of Hearsay Social in a discussion of how to effectively use Social Media to Elevate Your Career. 

Social media awareness is about more than posting Facebook and Instagram photos from your last vacation or a Saturday night out.  Learning to effectively manage how you are presented to the business community through social media can pay off dividends during job searches, promotion opportunities, and building (and maintaining) your professional reputation.  NEWPF hosted Karin Zabel of Hearsay Social to discuss how professionals succeed and at times fail in managing their online track record.    

Ms. Zabel helps financial firms of all sizes develop a social media plan and policy.  She shared what she has learned through helping financial industry leaders use social media effectively.

Her powerpoint presentation is available below.



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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