Increasing the Prominence of Women through Professional Development, Substantive Legal Discussion, and Woman-to-Woman Networking

Now, more so than ever before, we continue to hear dialogue about diversity and inclusion in the workplace hoping to achieve a clearer path towards equality. The financial services industry is not immune from this premise.

We have designed this year’s ACI’s Women Leaders in Financial Services Law & Compliance conference to address many of the burning questions which have arisen in this dialogue.

Participate in comprehensive discussions regarding the challenges and opportunities facing women in finance and engage in conversations about the key legal developments affecting the industry. Our agenda is a mixture of both professional development and substantive legal topics designed to empower women in this space, providing the skills necessary for continued success in the financial world.

Why Attend?

  • DEVELOP techniques for fostering effective communication
  • GAIN valuable tools and techniques to develop leadership skills and advance in your organization and the financial services field
  • UNDERSTAND the emerging cyber security and data privacy threats and how financial services are minimizing the fallout when breaches occur
  • HEAR inspiring cases, offering advice and motivation
  • ADDRESS the latest updates on Financial Services regulations, enforcement and compliance
  • MEET with like-minded women financial services professionals and expand your network

We hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind program, designed to update women on the salient legal, compliance, and regulatory developments affecting the financial industry and most importantly to build enduring relationships and connections with peers facing the same professional challenges.


Jodi Golinsky
Jodi Golinsky
Associate General Counsel
Shopify (New York, NY)
I’ve attended this conference for several years and it’s one of my favorites. It’s a terrific combination of substantive content, networking, honest discussions about challenges, and strategies as well as advice on how to effect change. Whether you want to mentor women in this field, find a mentor, or both, there is something for everyone here.”
Krista Griffith
Krista Griffith
Associate General Counsel
Visa (Denver, CO)
This conference is unlike any other I have attended. The combination of substantive regulatory information and real-life, on the ground practical information is superb. This conference is meaningful for women at all stages of their careers and in all types of careers – from the law firm partner to the recent graduate just starting out at a Fintech, all will benefit.”

Advisory Board for 2019

Sandrine Cousquer-Okasmaa
Sandrine Cousquer-Okasmaa
Associate General Counsel – Strategic Partnerships Lead
Marcus at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY)
Nadia Dombrowski
Nadia Dombrowski
SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
CFSB – Community Federal Savings Bank (New York, NY)
Wanda M. Richards
Wanda M. Richards
Senior Counsel
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)
Dawn Steele
Dawn Steele
Vice President
Global Anti-Money Laundering and Trade Sanctions Officer

ADP (Los Angeles, CA)

Our prior delegates say it best:

“ACI brought together a phenomenal group of women working in the male-dominated sector of financial services and the law. The conference struck a nice balance between presentations on substantive legal areas and topics related specifically to women in the workplace. I learned a lot and made far more connections than I have at other legal conferences.

“I have never heard people rave about a conference like they did for this one”

“This was a very important and much needed conference. I thought the conference was very informative, and there was great open and honest dialogue as well as wonderful networking”

“The conference was fantastic! It was wonderful talking and networking with women who were open to sharing their successes and their struggles. It was also great to meet women who, whether they know it or not, will impact how I manage the rest of my career”

“Great opportunity to meet women in my industry, outside of my bubble.”

Agenda & Speakers List
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Event Contacts

For sponsorship opportunities please contact:
American Conference Institute
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For media partnership opportunities please contact:
Andrea Sachs
P: 212-352-3220 ext. 5224
[email protected]

For questions about this year’s program/content, or information on how you can speak next year please contact:
Lilli Seidman Davis
P: 212-352-3220 ext. 5529