CREFC Women's Network Symposium

CREFC Women's Network Symposium

Please join us for our 4th annual CREFC Women's Network Symposium. This year's program features a discussion dedicated to mastering your panel participation skills led by CREFC industry leaders, followed by an interactive Keynote Speaker session – “Everything You Want is on the Other Side of Fear” focused on leadership in the workplace.

Planning Committee

Planning Committee Members:
Natalie Grainger, Director, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Melissa C. Hinkle, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Meagen Leary, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Bonnie Neuman, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Leah Nivison, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Lisa Pauquette, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Jan Sternin, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC
Laura Swihart, Partner, Dechert LLP
Jenna Unell, General Counsel, C-III Asset Management


2:30pm - 3:00pm

Welcome Remarks
3:00pm – 3:10pm

Mic Drop: The Art of Panel Speaking
3:10pm - 4:10pm

Cecelia Riesenberg, Investment Professional, Varde Partners

Greta Guggenheim, Chief Executive Officer, TPG RE Finance Trust
Leah Nivison, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Lisa PendergastExecutive Director, CRE Finance Council
Lyndsay Stephenson, Director, Prime Finance

Discussion Topics:
- Public speaking experience at various stages in your career
- Knowing the audience, tailoring the message and refocusing the discussion 
- Finding your voice, preparing and recovery strategies

Networking Break
4:10pm - 4:30pm

Interactive Keynote Speaker Session
Everything You Want is on the Other Side of Fear
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Presented by:
Jennifer Logue, Director of the Americas, Working Voices Ltd.

This interactive session explores the unique set of challenges faced by women leaders in the workplace and how people of all gender identities can address them with real leadership presence and genuinely impactful communication. 

Networking Reception
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Host & Sponsors

Host & Sponsor:




Price:  $85 Members / $170 Non-Members

Young Professional Price*:  $43 Members
*must be approved for the discounted rate in advance - available to CREFC members only

Academic Member Price**: $43 Member
**must be approved for the discounted rate in advance

By registering for this event, you agree that the CREFC Women’s Network may take your photograph or record video and/or audio and you consent to CREFC Women’s Network use and reproduction of such media for any purpose, including, without limitation, marketing and promotional purposes.

Attendee List

The Attendee List is available to registered attendees only.

More About the CREFC Women's Network

The CREFC Women's Network's Mission is to:

- Enhance the visibility, profile and advancement opportunities of women in the commercial real estate finance industry.
- Provide a structured platform with CREFC dedicated to women's initiatives
- Provide opportunities for networking, mentoring and development of professional women

We welcome and encourage industry participants to join and be a part of this network.
3/21/2019 2:30 PM - 3/21/2019 7:30 PM
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
200 Liberty Street
One World Financial Center
New York, NY 10281
Please Note:

Please verify your contact and name badge information before checking out.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. If a registrant is unable to attend a substitute will be accepted at no additional charge.

Contact Janie Lam or call (646) 884-7563 for registration related questions.

Contact Kim Pang or call (646) 884-7573 for After-Work Seminar, CREFC Women’s Network and speaking opportunity related questions.

Contact Caitlin Adams or call (646) 884-7577 for Young Professional and Education event related questions.

Contact Daniela Schneider or call (202) 448-0858 for CLE credit related questions.

Contact Meghan Roberts or call (202) 448-0862 for sponsorship opportunities.


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