Photos from OPEN Finance Women+ Friendsgiving

OPEN Finance Women+’s inaugural holiday party, our Friendsgiving event, brought together more than 50 people and a few furry friends. Big thanks to Babetown’s Alex Koones for the amazing food, and to Big aLICe Barrell Room in Industry City for hosting us! Friendsgiving Menu by Babetown: (1) Local Cheese Platter & Gluten Free Crackers – Read more about Photos from OPEN Finance Women+ Friendsgiving[…]

Photos from OPEN Finance Women+ presents The Art of Networking

The Art of Networking was OPEN Finance Women+’s last signature event of 2019. Hosted by BNP Paribas, the two-part event featured a panel of Women+ professionals sharing their stories, successes, and tips to building a strong network, followed by a networking reception, where guests used their new networking skills. Carolina Silva, a Financial Advisor at Read more about Photos from OPEN Finance Women+ presents The Art of Networking[…]

Photos from OPEN Finance’s Hallowe’en Networking with LeGaL

OPEN Finance’s first ever networking mixer with the LGBT Bar Association of New York (LeGaL) was our annual Halloween extravaganza. LGBT lawyers & financial professionals networked at Le Reve, with drink specials and a Halloween theme. Extra special thanks to our sponsor, Dechert, whose generosity meant that first drinks were included free for RSVP’d guests!

OPEN Finance’s Ashley Oerth featured in Bloomberg

Ashley Oerth (pictured), OPEN Finance’s co-chair of best practices and an investment strategy analyst at OppenheimerFunds Inc., was interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek for a feature piece on trans co-workers; the article appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Equality Issue. Check out Bloomberg’s article to hear what Ashley had to say about coming out at work, health plan benefits, Read more about OPEN Finance’s Ashley Oerth featured in Bloomberg[…]

LGBTI programming at last week’s World Economic Forum

Last week’s World Economic Forum had more LGBTI programming than ever, and included the first ever LGBTI panel in the Congress Center. As we highlighted in our prior newsletter, the WEF officially launched its Accelerating LGBTI Inclusion Globally project in conjunction with the newly formed Partnership for LGBTI Equality, which includes OPEN Finance member firms Accenture, Deutsche Bank Read more about LGBTI programming at last week’s World Economic Forum[…]

Watch replay of World Economic Forum press conference launching Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality

The World Economic Forum (WEF), in partnership with seven strategic partner companies, today launched a global initiative to advance progress towards equality and economic inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. The WEF press conference – which is available to watch here – featured senior personnel from WEF, the United Nations, Deutsche Bank and Accenture. The Read more about Watch replay of World Economic Forum press conference launching Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality[…]

Message from OPEN Finance leadership about the New York Times’ report of a Department of Health and Human Services memo regarding transgender protections

Over the past few days, many of our members have contacted us regarding the October 21 New York Times article relating to a Health and Human Services (HHS) memo which proposed a narrow definition of gender. We stand in solidarity with the trans community, and will continue to advocate for dignity, inclusion and equality within our Read more about Message from OPEN Finance leadership about the New York Times’ report of a Department of Health and Human Services memo regarding transgender protections[…]