Upcoming Events

 Lunch & Learn Webinar 
Executive Presence for Leaders: Communicating With Confidence, Competence and Composure  

February 18, 2016 | 12:00-1:00pm
Presenter: Gilda Bonanno,
Gilda Bonanno LLC: Training, Speaking & Coaching focused on Presentation Skills, Communication & Leadership.  

Event Cost: $20
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In order to demonstrate executive presence, you need to communicate like a leader and be authentic, engaging and focused.  You have to demonstrate confidence without being perceived as arrogant, know what you're talking about and come across as credible and calmly tap into your knowledge and expertise.  Whether you are pitching ideas to potential clients, getting buy-in for your projects from internal stakeholders or introducing yourself at networking events, this webinar is for you.  • Develop and communicate self-confidence • Prevent your body language (voice, gestures, movement, eye contact, etc.) from undermining your authority and credibility • Express your message clearly and concisely

Lunch & Learn Webinar 
Women and Money
Learn how to avoid the 7 biggest money mistakes women make   

March 16, 2016 | 12:00-1:00pm
Presenter:  Kevin Ellman,
 CEO of Wealth Preservation Solutions, LLC 

Event Cost: $20
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Women have a lot of financial power in the U.S. More than 36% of businesses are women-owned and 52% of managerial and professional occupations are held by women. Yet they aren’t fully exercising that power. According to a study by the Center for Talent Innovation, even when women score as high as men on financial literacy tests, they are 79% less confident than men about their financial know-how. That translates to leaving as much as $5 trillion in investable assets on the table. 
Too often women express fear about running out of money or being a burden on their children, yet they also fail to focus adequately on their personal finances. In this program, we’ll provide tips on how to avoid the 7 biggest money mistakes women make. We’ll help you feel empowered to take charge of your financial future.
As CEO of Wealth Preservation Solutions, LLC, Kevin Ellman oversees asset management for private wealth clients. He has provided financial planning services to families and business owners for over 24 years. A regular speaker at public and private events, he has also appeared as a financial commentator on CNBC (Morning Call, Portfolio Make-Over, Make Your Money Work, Power Lunch), and on ABC, and has been quoted in Businessweek, CBS Market Watch, Fortune Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

Panel Discussion: Women in Leadership - Where We Are Today

March 30, 2016 | 6:00-8:00pm
Reid Castle, Manhattanville College

Registration Fee:  $40.00 
Non-Profit and Manhattanville Community: $25 
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While women have made great strides in the past 100 years with the aim generally geared towards equal treatment, is it time to raise the bar? Women owe it to themselves and future generations of young women to push beyond the concept that we can be "as good as" and take their positions as global leaders. From strategic initiatives and partnerships that expand access to education and technology, to programs supporting entrepreneurship and diversity, there remains an untapped opportunity for companies to invest in women's empowerment. Join us on March 30 as we commemorate Women's History Month with our panel of thought leaders discussing where women leaders are today, and how companies are challenged to reexamine the leadership role that the private sector can play in empowering women and girls globally.

Juana Hart, J-Hart Communications 

Our Panelists:
•Lisa Golia, Chief Administration Officer, Morgan Stanley 
•Susan Stevenson, Executive Director, Energy, Productivity & Capital, Praxair
•Lisa Dolling, Provost, Manhattanville College 
•Jessica Robinson, Sr. Director in Marketing, Heineken USA 
•Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon, PhD, Director Panel Management Research, Catalyst  

Panelist Dr. Thorpe-Moscon will begin the discussion by presenting the data on the status of women today from their global report, Inclusive Leadership: The View From Six Countries.

2nd Annual Women's Leadership Summit

June 8, 2016 | 8:30am-6:00pm
Reid Castle, Manhattanville College

Early Bird Registration Fee:  $295 
Non-Profit and Manhattanville Community: $195

Special Corporate Pricing for 3 or more: Contact Kathy Meany at 


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