May 2019
Distribution 4,065
To the Women of STA
KeyBanc Capital Markets &
STA WIF Co-Chair

Finding the proper balance on how we allocate our precious time can be overwhelming. For the vast majority of us, finding enough time for family, friends and career is challenging enough, but if you add community service to the equation, words like “impossible” and “sorry, I can’t” come to mind. It appears community service finishes a distant fourth, if it finishes at all, not because of a lack of desire, but with busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits can be significant to you and your community. Even helping with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to organizations in need, and dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you expand your network and boost your professional and social skills. 

Each year nearly 240 individuals across North America give their time to serve on any one of STA’s 24 affiliate boards in the U.S. and Canada. All of these individuals are paying it forward in an effort and desire to improve our industry not just for today, but for the next generation as well. 

While some question if Winston Churchill uttered the quote, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” these powerful words remind us that service to others has its own rewards to those who give their time in doing so. In other words, there is fulfillment in community service. 

Each year nearly 240 individuals across North America give their time to serve on any one of STA's 24 affiliate boards in the U.S. and Canada. All of these individuals are paying it forward in an effort and desire to improve our industry not just for today, but for the next generation as well. While all of these individuals deserve our appreciation, this month we wanted to say thank you and provide recognition to a subset, the Women of STA.

Today more than 20 percent of STA affiliate boards are comprised of women in the financial services industry. While this figure under represents the overall figures of women in finance, it is an improvement and more importantly, a large enough figure to build cultures of inclusion that promote and sustain a sense of belonging for other women across the network of STA affiliates.

Their names and affiliate organizations are listed below. If you know any of them, please take a moment to thank them for their service to our industry. Appreciation for their efforts to lead and inspire others to do the same is well deserved. 
  • Agata Lipinski - Chicago
  • Allison Lynch - Boston
  • Amy Wiedmeyer - Wisconsin   
  • Anastasia Yamane - San Francisco 
  • Ann Claire Lathem - Georgia
  • Beatrix Kondor - Georgia
  • Beth Hamburger - New York
  • Bethany Graham - Chicago
  • Betty Sharples - Chicago
  • Brittany Letto - Los Angeles
  • Cass Sanford - National
  • Christina Kowalski - Philadelphia
  • Cristina Ciaravalli - San Francisco 
  • Danielle Dayan - Chicago 
  • Ellen Wile - Boston
  • Erin Sheehan - Boston
  • Erin Williams - San Francisco 
  • Frances Proctor - Florida
  • Gina M. King - Carolina 
  • Ginny Kowalczyk - Chicago 
  • Helen Kang - San Francisco
  • Inessa Bondarenko - Los Angeles
  • Irene Pajer - Carolina 
  • Janice Morgan-Hilsman - Florida
  • Jennifer Nayer - New York
  • Jessica Theisen - New York
  • Joanna Fields - New York
  • Julie Andress - Ohio, National
  • Kaitlyn Izon - Canada
  • Kate McAllister - National
  • Kelli Springer - Kansas City
  • Kelly Myers - Chicago
  • Kim Sabet - San Francisco 
  • Kimberly Russell - National
  • Krissy Bernstein - Mid-Atlantic
  • Lauren Arbid - Chicago 
  • Lesley Cresswell - Canada
  • Linda Heuman - Ohio
  • Lisa Utasi - New York
  • Meena Saggar - Canada
  • Nanette Buziak - Connecticut 
  • Nora Nicols - Wisconsin
  • Paola Albanese - Canada
  • Patricia Koetzner - New York
  • Patty Schuler - Chicago
  • Paula Sexsmith - Canada
  • Peggy Bowie - Canada
  • Regina Frate - Connecticut 
  • Roberta Pigat - Canada
  • Robin Smith-St. Kitts - Canada
  • Rosanna Bruni - Canada
  • Roseanne Lissow - Carolina 
  • Samira Khan - Canada
  • Sandy Chism - Kansas City  
  • Stephane Oullette - Canada
  • Stephanie Libien - San Francisco 
  • Stephanie Minister - Boston
  • Tammy Wiggs - Mid-Atlantic
  • Theresa DeLosasda - San Francisco 
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Save the Date!

4th Annual STA Women in Finance Symposium

   October 2, 2019
JW Marriott, Washington DC
See photos from last year's Women in Finance Symposium