Meet the 2023 Honorees

The 2023 Savvy Ladies Honorees are each exceptional leaders supporting & leading financial empowerment for women. Each honoree, recognized for their unwavering commitment to financial education & advancement of financial well-being for women will be honored at our Gala Celebration on November 1st, 2023, hosted at the Salesforce Tower, NYC. 


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. 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 - Excellence in Mentorship 2023

Dana Cox

Mastercard, SVP Global Delivery Enablement

Mara Cristina Tache - Excellence in Mentorship 2023

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 field who have gone above the call of duty to support their female colleagues, bringing about positive change, valuing equality, and actively working to achieve it.

Eric Tepper - Male Ally Award

Eric Tepper

Chase Wealth Management, CEO

Michael Francis

Michael Francis

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

Change Maker Awards

The Change Makers of the Year Award is given to women who are making a significant difference in the lives of women. Honorees are chosen for their demonstrated valuable actions that have resulted in making an impact on the importance of creating a positive environment for change and supporting financial education and well-being for women.

Chanel Frazier - Change Maker 2023

Chanel Frazier

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

Sheena Gray

Sheena Gray

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

Stephanie Link Change Maker 2023

Stephanie Link

Hightower Advisors, Chief Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager

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Clara Sierra

Moody’s Analytics, Senior Director

Rising Star Young Leader Award

The Rising Star Young Leader Award is given in recognition of a young professional who has impacted the field of financial education for women, believes in and advocates for financial equity, and inclusion, and demonstrates a commitment to financial well-being.

Kayla Kennelly - Rising Star Young Leader 2023

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 - Female FinFluencers Special Recognition<br />

Bernadette Anat


Markia Brown - Female FinFluencers Special Recognition

Markia Brown

The Money Plug

Haley Sacks - Female FinFluencers Special Recognition<br />

Haley Sacks

Mrs. Dow Jones

Jamila Souffrant - Female FinFluencers Special Recognition

Jamila Souffrant

Journey To Launch

Jully Alma Taveras - Female FinFluencers Special Recognition<br />

Jully-Alma Taveras

Investing Latina