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Women, Money, and Independence in a New Era

  • The Microsoft Center 11 Times Square New York 10036 USA (map)

photos credit@Patrice Samara

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Check-in, Networking, and Continental Breakfast

Program begins at 8:45 AM


Debbie Epstein Henry is an internationally recognized expert, consultant and public speaker on women, careers, workplaces and the legal profession. Since the late 1990s, Debbie has crisscrossed the globe and spoken to thousands of leaders, professionals, women and students who want to improve the trajectory of their careers and make their workplaces more hospitable for all employees to thrive. Debbie consults to law firms and other professional service firms as well as companies, non-profits, bar associations, law schools and individuals. Her international work includes multiple engagements in The Hague as well as in Paris at the French Senate and in London and Vienna and other cities abroad. For nearly 20 years, hundreds of news outlets have featured Debbie’s work including The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, The American Lawyer and many more. 

Alexandra Lebenthal is the Co-CEO of Lebenthal Holdings and CEO of the company’s wealth management business and broker dealer. She comes from a storied Wall Street family. Her grandparents, Louis and Sayra Lebenthal, founded Lebenthal & Co., Inc, a municipal bond specialist, in 1925. Her grandmother worked until age 93. She followed her father, James Lebenthal, as the company spokesperson. She joined Lebenthal in 1988 and became President and CEO in 1995 at the age of 31. Ms. Lebenthal remained at the firm for four years after its sale, leaving in 2005 before starting anew in 2006.A passionate supporter of women in business, she was named one of the top 50 Women in Wealth Management by Wealth Manager Magazine. She has also been named to the Crain’s New York Top Women Owned Business and the Crain’s Fastest 50 Growing Businesses in New York.

Kathleen McQuiggan is an advocate for investing in women, anda 25+ year veteran of the financial services industry who has dedicated much of her career to focusing on increasing the industry’s understanding of and responsiveness to the financial planning needs of women. At Pax World and Pax Ellevate, Kathleen leads initiatives related to gender diversity and women’s leadership, and oversees the firm’s broader contributions to thought leadership related to women and sustainable investing and to gender equality as an investment concept. In 2015, Kathleen was named to InvestmentNews’ inaugural Women to Watch list, which honors female financial advisors and industry executives who are distinguished leaders at their firms. Prior to her current role, Kathleen was President of Catalina Leadership, a strategic advisory organization she launched that focused on investing in women, and was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs for 13 years.

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