Women Transforming our Financial Markets Symposium
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A MORE FAVORABLE CLIMATE FOR WOMEN TO LAUNCH NEW BUSINESSES & MAXIMIZE INVESTMENT RETURNS
In this remarkable moment in history, the U.S. regulatory landscape, its capital markets and the innovation that drives those markets are simultaneously on the threshold of extraordinary change. Unlike previous waves of innovation that have rejuvenated public stock exchanges, this one is aimed directly at galvanizing private marketplaces where today’s fastest growing companies now reside. We believe that we are currently witnessing the rise of the next great stock market, known as the Private Company Marketplace (PCM), which is being fueled by a revolution in mass communications and historic regulatory reform.
The passage of the “Jumpstart our Business Start-ups Act” (JOBS Act) amends improvident securities laws that have stymied economic growth by cultivating a financial system that benefits a privileged few while discounting the vast majority. With new legislation democratizing the financial markets and allowing capital to flow back to entrepreneurs and retail investors, there has never been a more favorable climate for America’s women to launch new businesses and maximize investment returns.
Join senior management of the leading Crowdfunding & PCM platforms, tax, legal & regulatory experts as well as retirement specialists, prominent economists, angels, venture capitalists, incubators and visionaries at NowStreet’s Women Transforming our Financial Markets Symposium as we provide the knowledge, encouragement and relationships needed to succeed in a transforming marketplace.
We look forward to empowering more women in business and finance as well as honoring those ladies who continue to raise glass ceilings and inspire new generations.
Attendees will include primarily female entrepreneurs, crowdfunding professionals & enthusiasts, angels, accredited investors; investment bankers; wealth managers; VCs; family offices; incubators; private equity firms; pre-IPO fund managers; hedge funds; brokers; secondary stock specialists; equity analysts; select members of the media as well as tax, legal and regulatory experts.
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PRESS PASSES ARE AVAILABLE TO SELECT MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA. PLEASE EMAIL PRESS@NOWSTREETEVENTS.COM FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN A COMPLIMENTARY PRESS PASS
Bestselling author, speaker, and professor, Gloria Feldt, will be hosting her acclaimed “Women, Power, and Leadership workshop”. This 45 minute interactive session will provide participants with the practical "Power Tools" needed to become unlimited in their lives, leadership, and careers. If you would like more information on this valuable workshop session, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are grateful for all of our sponsors and for their contributions to enhancing capital formation, facilitating wealth creation and for helping to inspire economic prosperity. Please take the time to get to know their businesses.
* Refunds (minus service charges) will be allowable up to the day before the event. Any refunds must be requested by December 11th.
Dara Albright is a recognized authority, thought provoker and frequent speaker on topics relating to market structure, private secondary transactions and crowdfinance. Albright has held a distinguished 22 year career in IPO execution, investment banking, corporate communications, financial marketing as well as institutional and retail sales. She is a visionary who continues to introduce rising asset classes and game-changing financial products to the Wall Street community. Albright was one of the earliest voices covering the JOBS Act and advocating for greater democracy in the equity and credit markets. She founded the NowStreet blog in 2011 which went on to become the preeminent resource for education and insight into the burgeoning industry of global crowdfinance. She produced the first major crowdfunding conference, co-founded LendIt, the largest and most recognized global p2p & online lending conference organization, and helped establish trade & leadership organizations for the emerging industry. Some of the most prominent figures in the financial industry as well as the legislature have participated in her events. Her leading-edge articles that have helped shape the direction of the crowdfinance industry can be found on NowStreet, Equities.com, Seeking Alpha, Investing.com and Business Insider. She has been featured in Forbes, ABA Banking Journal, Thestreet.com, Private Wealth Magazine as well as in a number of leading industry trade publications. Albright continues to help issuers, investors as well as financial service providers across the globe capitalize during this unprecedented period of financial industry disruption and regulatory reform. Prior firms she worked for include: Unterberg Towbin, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Divine Capital and Citigate Dewe Rogerson. Albright is a proud board member of SparkMarket, the nation’s first bona fide crowdfunding portal allowing unaccredited investors to legally crowdfund via intrastate exemption. She is a graduate of the George Washington University and holds securities industry Series 7, 24, 31 and 63 licenses.