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Event Detail

Branding Yourself for Success and Advancement (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
5:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

CFA Society of Chicago C.F.A. (Cultivating Female Ambition) Advisory Group is pleased to present:

Branding Yourself for Success and Advancement
Fran Skinner, CFA, and Jamie Ziegler, Principals, Focus Consulting Group

Please join us for an enlightening discussion with Fran Skinner, CFA and Jamie Ziegler, principals with Focus Consulting Group and co-authors of High Performing Investment Teams, (Wiley, 2006), who specialize in helping investment professionals achieve higher levels of professional and personal success through superior communications, teamwork, decision-making, and leadership practices. With over 20 years each in the investment industry in senior leadership roles across research, marketing, operations, client servicing, strategic planning and performance measurement, Ms. Skinner and Ms. Ziegler understand the unique challenges women face in the investment industry and have developed successful strategies for identifying and building on career opportunities and overcoming obstacles.

In this session, Ms. Skinner and Ms. Ziegler will address the following topics:

  • Why branding yourself is essential
  • Why cultural fit is critical to your success - your brand
  • Branding as one of the top five competencies for female leaders... and how important communications are to your brand
  • How to develop your brand

There will also be special networking sessions before and after the formal presentation, so we encourage you to come early and stay late to take full advantage of this career-development opportunity.

Note: Male members of the Society are welcome to attend. Please consider this an opportunity to showcase the diversity of the Society to a female client or co-worker.

In keeping with the community service aspect of the C.F.A. Advisory Group mission statement, we ask that you bring men's business ties and women's hosiery (un-opened) to donate to Heartland's Bridge to Success, a charitable organization providing vulnerable men and women workplace appropriate clothing and coaching to build self-confidence through appearance and preparation for interviewing and employment. For more information, please visit www.thebridgetosuccess.org.

Date and Location:
September 10, 2008
The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CFA Chicago Member - $25 (cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*
CFA Chicago Student-Member - $10 (cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*
Note: This rate is only available to students who have been approved as a Student-member of CFA Chicago.
Non-Member - $35 (cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*

*Regular and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for a Non-Member or a Student-Member.

We require a credit card guarantee for ALL reservations.
(Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted)

For Reservations:
Register online below, or by phone: 312-251-1301

Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, September 9. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins.

Attire is business casual.


Jamie Ziegler, Principal - Focus Consulting Group, Inc.
Prior to joining Focus Consulting Group, Ms. Ziegler served for ten years as senior vice president of global marketing for Northern Trust Global Investments, a period when assets under management rose from $80 billion to more than $500 billion. Before this, she served for seven years as director of marketing/product management at Stein Roe & Farnham, Inc. Ms. Ziegler began her career as a mutual fund analyst and has co-authored books and other publications on mutual fund investing. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University.

Fran Skinner, CFA, Principal - Focus Consulting Group, Inc.
With over twenty years in Finance and Consulting positions with Mellon Bank, Allstate Investments, and Focus Consulting, Ms. Skinner has executed and managed a broad range of roles, including: head of equity operations and accounting; strategic planning and asset allocation; cash projection and management; competitive compensation analysis; succession planning; designing incentive performance goals; performance measurement including relative performance comparisons to external peers; and presentations to Wall Street firms. She holds a B.A. from St. Xavier University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Illinois - Chicago.

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