April 7, 2016
Thomson Reuters Sponsors 23rd Annual Women’s Bond Club Merit Award Dinner Honoring Shelley O’Connor and Ana Oliveira
NEW YORK – Thomson Reuters was the proud sponsor of the 23rd Annual Women's Bond Club Merit Award Dinner held on April 5th in New York City. Focused on promoting women in leadership, The Women’s Bond Club shares Thomson Reuters deep commitment to the advancement of women in financial services and related professional services industries.
“As a CEO, you get to decide what kind of company you want to work for. For me that was a company that champions a diverse and inclusive workplace, promoting women as equal partners in the growth and profitability of our business,” said Jim Smith, President and CEO of Thomson Reuters, the evening’s keynote speaker. “We are proud to work with organizations like The Women’s Bond Club to support and promote a strong pipeline of senior female representation across the industries we serve.”
Shelley O’Connor of Morgan Stanley and Ana Oliveira of The New York Women’s Foundation received the organization’s two most prestigious awards.
Shelley O’Connor, Co-Head of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley, was the recipient of the Merit Award recognizing her outstanding professional contributions to the financial services industry. In her current role, she provides comprehensive financial services to clients through a nationwide network of advisors. She serves on the Firm’s Operating Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Wealth Management business.
Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, the largest women’s fund in the country, was the recipient of the Isabel Benham Award, which recognizes exceptional dedication to the advancement of women. Since 2006, Ms. Oliveira has led the increase of The Foundation’s grant making from $1.7M to $6M today. Focusing on economic security, safety and health, over its 29-year history The Foundation has distributed over $50 million to 371 organizations, impacting over 6 million women and girls in poverty across NYC. The New York Women’s Foundation has also cultivated critical partnerships influencing policy changes in equal pay and financial investments focusing on areas of social and economic inequity for women and families.
"The Merit Award Dinner is a perfect forum each year to recognize our leaders, learn from their successes, and celebrate the future generation of women leaders within the Financial Services Industry,” said Women’s Bond Club co-presidents Andrea Ianniello and Suzanne O’Connell.
At the event, this year’s Rising Star Honor Roll was also revealed. This award recognizes women who are early in their careers, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and who are expected to be future stars in the industry.
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The Women’s Bond Club
The Women’s Bond Club is a vital community of experienced women across a wide range of financial services and related industries. Founded in 1921, The Women’s Bond Club was the first organization in New York that focused on advancing women in finance. Today they have over 900 members and over 40 of the leading financial services firms as corporate sponsors, with several new additions to their roster. Their members are united by a powerful mission: to advance women’s leadership, grow their intellectual capital, and return value to their companies, communities and upcoming generations. They accomplish this through a series of thought-provoking and engaging events for their members, as well as through their scholarship program and partnerships with non-profit organizations, such as the Urban Assembly School for Young Women in Business, which provide career guidance to women. They invite you to visit their website www.wbcny.org.