On Wednesday, Oct 25, WiPN’s New York City chapter, held a yoga and networking event to honor breast cancer awareness month. There was a Yoga class which we asked for suggested donations to Breast Cancer Research, and then a networking event thereafter which was co-sponsored by a few DCIO partners. This was our 4th event of the year, which signifies our last event, as our target was quarterly events; each incorporating a philanthropic mission or personal development session.
The New York City chapter, led by Lydia Jun of PenChecks Trust and Val Ferrara of Wilmington Trust. Previous events this year included a wine tasting networking event at the Lambs Club; a networking luncheon with guest speaker, Ann Ackerley, head of BlackRock’s DC Team which we asked for contributions of used/like new suits for Dress for Success charity; and a co-ed networking summer boat cruise around Manhattan where we asked for non-perishable donations for a local food bank. Lydia and Val will continue co-chairing the New York City chapter of the Women in Pensions Network in 2018.