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Women Invested: Navigating the New Realities

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Moderated by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, our new three-part virtual event series explores pressures and opportunities women are presented with in today’s environment.  

Panelists will take on a variety of timely topics and offer relevant insights that can make a real difference in our lives today.

Event moderator:

Event moderator: Soledad O’Brien


Soledad O’Brien

Award-winning journalist, speaker, philanthropist and CEO of Starfish Media Group, Soledad O’Brien will moderate all three women’s virtual event discussions.

Event panelists:

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A Century of Progress: The Road to Gender Equity


Jackie Vanderbrug

Head of Sustainable & Impact Investment Strategy for the Chief Investment Office, Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank


Savita Subramanian

Head of U.S. Equity & Quantitative Strategy and Global ESG Research for BofA Global Research

carousel slide shows an image of Lee Woodruff on the left and Renee Peterson Trudeau on the right

Caregiving in the Age of Coronavirus: Taking Care of Your Loved Ones—and Yourself


Lee Woodruff

Co-author of the New York Times best-selling book In an Instant and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation


Renee Peterson Trudeau

Internationally-recognized life-balance coach, speaker and award-winning author

carousel slide shows an image of Shiza Shahid on the left and Lisa Nichols on the right

Finding Purpose and Staying Connected in a Disconnected World


Shiza Shahid

Co-founder, Our Place, NOW Ventures; co-founder and founding CEO, Malala Fund


Lisa Nichols

Best-selling author, entrepreneur, humanitarian and motivational speaker

A Century of Progress: The Road to Gender Equity

Expert panelists will explore the growth and importance of what’s known as gender-lens investing, and shed light on how it can help society at large, while also providing opportunities for interested investors.

Topics covered:

  • Why businesses and investors can no longer afford to overlook gender-lens investing
  • The broader view of impact investing and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing


Caregiving in the Age of Coronavirus: Taking Care of Your Loved Ones—and Yourself

Speakers will share personal experiences with caregiving and discuss how they were able to work through challenges. They’ll offer ideas on planning for the unexpected, as well as suggestions on how to avoid burnout.

Topics covered:

  • Managing the pressures of balancing work and new childcare arrangements
  • Staying connected to your aging parents, even if you’re unable to see them
  • Juggling the planned and unplanned—costs of caregiving and financial goals


Finding Purpose and Staying Connected in a Disconnected World

Panelists will weigh in on many of the questions we are asking ourselves as we strive to stay connected with family, friends and loved ones, while also continuing our own journeys to find purpose in life.

Topics covered:

  • Ways to improve relationships and stay in touch with others, while also prioritizing yourself
  • Planning for your financial future despite uncertainty, and coming out the other side more resilient
  • Safely giving back to your community and causes you believe in



Important Information:

  • To view the video series, you must register at the event page hosted by Veracast.
  • After registering, you will use the same URL to access the three videos.
  • If you are pre-registered, you do not need to complete the registration form again when you view the series.
  • Technical Difficulties? Please contact Veracast at 415.418.6305 or


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