D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Women in Finance Initiative
The Women in Finance initiative is an effort to better educate, empower, support, and mentor our students exploring careers in finance. Our goal is to facilitate the development of an authentic, lifelong network of professional women who will support each other through the successes and challenges of their careers. Our programming initiatives seek to cultivate a strong community of students, employer partners, alumnae, and faculty by offering engaging career education opportunities, the creation of leadership roles for students, meaningful networking opportunities, and exposure to leading firms across various finance industry areas. Programming for fall 2018 includes an executive speaker series, alumnae breakfasts/lunches, employer hosted coffee chats, a peer mentorship network, and a community service project.
Upcoming Executive Speaker Series
Michelle Knight, Chief Investment Officer & Chief Economist & Kristin Fazio, Chief Compliance Officer
Ropes Wealth Advisors February 5, 2019 at 6pm
Michelle Knight serves as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Economist for Ropes Wealth, where she is responsible for apprising clients of global economic and market activity and its implications for investment strategy. Ms. Knight is a frequent contributor to Financial Advisors magazine and Private Asset Management magazine, and has been quoted in Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, the Boston Business Journal, Forbes, and The Boston Globe. Michelle earned a MBA, a MSF, and a BA from Boston College, where she graduated summa cum laude and held the distinction of Presidential Scholar. She was named one of Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in 2009, in recognition of her accomplishments as a corporate and civic leader.
Kristin Fazio, IACCP® serves as the Chief Compliance Officer at Ropes Wealth, where she is responsible for designing, implementing, managing and monitoring the firm’s compliance program. This includes, creating, maintaining and monitoring policies and procedures for compliance with current regulations and industry best practices, ensuring all regulatory reports are properly prepared and filed on a timely basis, leading in-house compliance education efforts across the firm and implementing an effective compliance testing regimen. Kristin graduated cum laude from the Wallace E. Carroll School Management at Boston College with a BS degree in Economics and Business Administration.
Upcoming Alumni Breakfast/Lunch Series
Monday, February 4th @ 11:45 – 1:15pm (on-campus)
Additional Spring Programming
PowerPoint Karaoke with Women MBAs
January 30, Hayden 424, 6:30pm