TMA Network of Women in the News will be emailed monthly to all TMA members to celebrate your accomplishments and expertise. The objective of TMA NOW in the News is to elevate the profiles of TMA NOW members so they are top of mind when members are looking for a referral for a matter, need to fill a speaking opportunity, need an article to be written, or are looking for someone to sit on a committee.

Recap of 2017 TMA NOW Summit

The 4th Annual TMA Network of Women (NOW) Summit took place May 16th at the Conrad Chicago Hotel. The Summit drew more than 100 attendees from all over the United States and Canada. Topics of discussion were unconscious bias and rainmaking/networking, and both topics incited lively conversation. 

Sangita Kasturi, CEO, Action Inclusion, was one of the keynote speakers on unconscious bias and she shared very interesting insights. Ms. Kasturi made the point that to change perceptions of women, we must change perceptions of men. Her presentation on this topic can be accessed here

More than 90 percent of survey respondents said they made a new connection at the Summit. 

Please mark your calendars to join us for the 2018 TMA NOW Summit which will be held Tuesday, May 8 in Chicago, Illinois.
TMA NOW Member Accomplishments

Rosa Evergreen, a partner in Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington D.C., was named to the 2017 list of Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers published annually by Turnarounds & Workouts.
TMA Germany

TMA Germany
TMA Germany held a successful event in April that was organized by Eva Ringelspacher, the chair of TMA NOW Germany, senior manager at hww Unternehmensberater, in Frankfurt. She hosted a breakfast meeting and invited Nicole Meissner, CFO of FEAG Holding GmbH, N├╝rnberg, who spoke about the steps she had to take before getting to her current position and her experiences in restructuring situations.

The attendees were enthusiastic listeners. In the discussion that followed, they spoke about similar situations and possible reasons why a low number of women are active in the German restructuring sector. An interesting topic of the conversation was the difference in job applications of men and women.
Upcoming TMA NOW Events 

Thursday, June 1
Northeast (Boston):  TMA NOW Wine Tasting Social

Thursday, June 22

View all upcoming TMA events here.
Upcoming TMA NOW Events at TMA Regional Conferences

TMA NOW will be hosting a relaxing event on Thursday, June 1 at the TMA Southeast Regional Conference in Charleston. We are excited to spend part of Thursday getting pampered with manis/pedis. There will be lunch provided and wonderful company.
Take relaxation to a new level and find your savasana during the TMA Mid Atlantic Symposium Conference in Atlantic City at TMA NOW's signature event, Mind Body and Soul Thursday, June 8. There will be yoga on the beach (mats provided), mini massages, and lunch in a relaxed networking environment.  You will be sure to find your Zen after attending this special event. Namaste.
If you missed the exciting Unconscious Bias discussion at the TMA NOW Summit, you have another chance to participate at the TMA NOW event at the Western Regional Conference on Wednesday, July 26. The Southern California chapter of TMA NOW, with the assistance of the CRRC, has retained recognized expert Kathleen Nalty to speak about the importance of inclusion strategies to eliminate hidden barriers to success for employees in underrepresented groups. This will be an interactive experience. Kathleen has developed cutting edge tools and approaches to teach companies in all industries and sectors. To learn more about Kathleen, visit her  website. Kathleen has just completed a TEDx talk on this topic which should be available for viewing prior to the conference. Kathleen's discussion follows cyber-security specialist Niloofar Razi Howe, another innovative expert and TEDx speaker who will open the Western Regional Conference. Niloo will hit on two topics blazing through the recent presidential election - hacking and immigration. Be sure not to miss it.
Information Relevant to TMA NOW Members
  • RBC Hires All Female Adviser Team (more)
  • 12 Traits of Genuine People (more)
  • Sangita Kasturi's Unconscious Bias Presentation (more)
New TMA NOW Members 

Tracy Bempong, US Bankruptcy Court District of Connecticut
Heidi Blakeway-Phillips, Case Western Reserve University
Justine Erickson, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Sarah Fowler, Ice Miller LLP
Diana Guzzo
Carole Hunter, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Elizabeth Kwan, Huron
Kim Marren, Marren Consulting
Shea Penney, AFEX
Lauren Siamis Grant Thornton
Kimberly Silva, Corp Ethics
Geiza Vargas-Vargas ,  Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Melissa Waite, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Submit Your News to Be Featured 

Please send your news to Kris Wolcott at to be included in the next issue of TMA Network of Women in the News. 

About TMA Network of Women

The TMA Network of Women (TMA NOW) is an affinity group within TMA, created to foster female leadership by creating the premier business development and networking group for women in the turnaround community. TMA NOW aims to provide substantive educational programming and networking opportunities to promote career growth and help women break through the glass ceiling.   
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