FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (March 17, 2017 – New York, New York)
April 28th from 12-2pm at W New York – Union Square, Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest organization specializing in serving and advocating for LGBTQ youth, presents “Women Who Lead: Moving Community Forward,” a luncheon awards and W Hotel’s “What She Said” panel. Erika Karp will be the first honoree of this newly founded event.
“HMI recognizes that Women, both cis and trans-, and other female-identified people in our society are often demonized or ignored, and so considers it a core principle to honor, respect and uplift those members of our community,” says HMI CEO Thomas Krever. “Business leaders like Erika Karp are carving a path for the generations to come, opening doors where there once were walls, raising the bar where once there were glass ceilings, and building bridges where once there were chasms of ignorance, bias and fear. Our youth at HMI have a true role model in Erika.”
“The work of HMI is so incredibly important as we seek a safe and prosperous world for everyone. It is a true privilege to be recognized by this wonderful organization,” says Erika Karp.
Prior to founding Cornerstone, Karp was Managing Director and Head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank where she chaired the UBS Global Investment Review Committee and managed a global team of analysts and strategists. Erika is an advisor to the UN Global Compact’s LEAD Board Development Program, a founding Board member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital, and was an Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative’s Market-based Approaches track. Karp has been named among the nation’s “Top 50 Women in Wealth” by AdvisorOne, the “GOOD 100” and the “Purpose Economy 100” and one of 50 “Conscious Capitalists” who are “Transforming Wall Street.“ In fall of 2016, Erika was also awarded the Wells Fargo Leadership award by StartOut, the national nonprofit that connects LGBTQ entrepreneurs to empower great leaders and businesses.
WHAT SHE SAID, a new ladies-only panel is bringing powerful, progressive women together to W Hotels around the world. From sharing business secrets to connecting over cocktails, WHAT SHE SAID is a monthly networking opportunity with a dynamic discussion that’s recorded and made into a podcast, exclusively available on The Angle.