SOURCE: SourceMedia


October 16, 2012 15:13 ET

SourceMedia's Portfolio of Events Honoring Financial Women Grows

American Banker's The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Insurance Networking News Hosts Fifth Annual Women in Insurance Leadership Forum in Chicago, and Traders Magazine Announces Second Annual Wall Street Women Honors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - In the coming weeks, SourceMedia will achieve several milestones in the development of its highly regarded portfolio of events and honors for senior executive women in the financial services industry.

On October 16 in New York, SourceMedia flagship brand American Banker will host its largest-ever gala celebrating "The Most Powerful Women in Banking." Insurance Networking News, meanwhile, will hold its fifth annual Women in Insurance Leadership Forum on October 17-18 in Chicago. Also this week, Traders Magazine, the leading information resource for the institutional trading community, will announce the winners of its second annual "Wall Street Women: A Celebration of Excellence" awards, to be presented at an event on November 7.

SourceMedia's portfolio of events for women also includes "The Women Advisors Forum," a nationwide series of networking and educational events and an online community for wealth management professionals (developed under the aegis of Financial Planning, On Wall Street, and Bank Investment Consultant); and the "2nd Annual Freda Johnson Award" honoring a trailblazing woman in public finance to be presented at The Bond Buyer's annual Deal of the Year Gala.

While each brand's program has unique features, all share common goals: to honor women's achievements in traditionally male-dominated fields; to create communities of successful women that foster mentoring and professional development; and to highlight success through diversity in the financial services industry.

"We're very proud of our growing portfolio of events and awards for women," said Rebecca Sausner, director of content development for SourceMedia's Conferences & Events division. "What began with The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking 10 years ago has become an area of excellence and passion for SourceMedia, and an area of close engagement with the women in the industries we serve."

"Information and insight about professional development, and convening communities around that information is a core competency for all of our brands and audiences," said David Longobardi, the company's chief content officer. "By focusing on the role of women, we are deepening that insight, while also having a positive impact on the industries we cover."

The company's first foray into this arena was American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Banking gala, which was founded 10 years ago, and now includes an annual scholarship and The Mentor Factor, professional development workshops for aspiring women. This year's "The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking" program saw the introduction of a new homepage ( bringing together all Women in Banking resources and delivering regular content of relevance to women in banking. The gala, which takes place October 16 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, will host more than 600 guests.

Traders Magazine honorees include the recipients of the Excellence in Leadership award, presented to a woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership and exceptional performance throughout her career, a Diversity Achievement Award, which honors the efforts of a single firm's pursuit of gender diversity in the executive ranks, and 15 individual Wall Street Women awards. The winners will be celebrated on November 7 at the "Wall Street Women: A Celebration of Excellence" ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York to be hosted by Traders Magazine and SourceMedia. The full list of honorees is posted at and will be featured in the November issue of Traders Magazine.

Information about SourceMedia's other events for women in financial services can be found online, as follows:

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