Savvy Ladies Awards Benefit Gala Celebration

November 1 was a truly unforgettable night! Once again, the Savvy Ladies Awards Benefit Gala Celebration exceeded all expectations. The experience of coming together at the iconic Salesforce Tower in Bryant Park, NYC was nothing short of remarkable.

This year, we celebrated a significant milestone – 20 years of Savvy Ladies dedicated to championing financial education and empowerment for women. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended, contributed, and supported our mission. Together, we’ve left an enduring mark on the world, and it’s all thanks to your invaluable support.

Savvy Ladies 20 years

Enjoy Some Images from our 2023 Gala

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Building Financial Conversations

The Power of Asking Financial Questions

Savvy Ladies answers financial questions for women every day, connecting 200+ women with financial professionals each month.

Savvy Ladies equips women with the educational tools and personalized 1:1 financial guidance providing real answers & strategies to enhance financial well-being while reducing financial anxiety helping women be better prepared to understand the best course of action to take with their finances.

Savvy Ladies Free Financial Helpline App enables us to be more accessible and reach out to connect with the most vulnerable and underserved women’s communities providing access to financial professionals for honest, authentic, and trusted 1:1 conversations. 

Meet the 2023 Honorees

Exceptional leaders supporting & leading financial empowerment for women
Learn more about each Honoree hereMake a donation in Honor of an Honoree

Excellence in Mentorship Awards

The Stacy Francis Awards for Excellence in Mentorship honor two individuals (mentor/mentee) who mutually impact one another’s lives and careers — and those of others. The Awards reflect the legacy and impact of mentorship in advancing women’s financial empowerment and leadership. Paying tribute to Stacy Francis, founder of Savvy Ladies, this pair of awards honor Stacy as a mentor to a generation of rising women leaders in the financial services industry and beyond.

Dana Cox, Mastercard, SVP Global Delivery Enablement

Mara Cristina Tache, Mastercard, Director Global Product Go-to-Market

Male Ally Awards

Celebrating male allyship, the Male Ally Awards honors men in the financial and business fields who have gone above the call of duty to support women, bringing about positive change, valuing equality, and actively working to achieve it.

Michael Francis, Goldman Sachs, Technical Fellow and Managing Director in Asset and Wealth Management 

Eric Tepper, Chase Wealth Management, CEO

Nirav Tolia, Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, Shark Tank Season 13 Guest Shark

Kevin O’Leary, Investor, Entrepreneur, Shark Tank 



Change Maker Awards

The Savvy Change Makers of the Year Award is given to individuals who are setting examples and making significant impacts in the role women play in business, driving change, and empowering by positive actions. The recipients are chosen for their demonstrated valuable actions in the financial world that have resulted in creating positive change for women.

Chanel Frazier, BlackRock, Managing Director, Global Head of Business Strategy for the Portfolio Management Group and Head of BlackRock Atlanta

Sheena Gray, J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, Executive Director, Head of Diverse Advisor Experience

Stephanie Link, Hightower Advisors, Chief Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager

Clara Sierra, Moody’s Analytics, Senior Director

Young Professional Rising Star Award

The Young Professional Rising Star Award, nominated by the new Savvy Ladies Jr. Board, recognizes a young professional who shares a commitment to increasing financial education for all women, enhancing financial well-being helping underserved communities become better prepared to understand the best course of action to take with their finances

Kayla Kennelly, Goldman Sachs, Head of East RIA Custody Sales


Female FinFluencers Special Recognition

Recognizing top female financial influencers,  40 and under, that speak out about the importance of financial well-being for women. Savvy Ladies is launching this new award this year to women who are making learning about money fun and accessible, extending financial education to new women’s communities.

Bernadette Anat, HeyBerna

Markia Brown, The Money Plug

Haley Sacks, Mrs. Dow Jones

Jamila Souffrant, Journey To Launch

Jully-Alma Taveras, Investing Latina



Salesforce Tower Bryant Park and livestreamed

5:30 – 6:00 pm ET

Patron Guests & Honorees Mingling & Networking.

6:00 – 6:15 pm ET

Arrival. Program & Livestreaming begins.

6:15 – 8:00 pm ET

Celebration, Awards.

See Our List if Distinguished Past Award Honorees
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