Past Events


Virtual Signature Event 2020 – A Recap 
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On Thursday, September 10, the Virginia Chapter of Women in Public Finance held its 2020 Signature Event virtually.  The event consisted of award and scholarship presentations, a discussion about our newly formed Diversity Equality, and Inclusion Committee, and virtual networking.  A brief recap follows:

  • Founders’ Award: 
    • Pat Welling, Account Manager & Vice President at US Bank received The Lifetime Achievement Award.
    • Pat was honored with a touching video tribute featuring close friends and colleagues.
    • View the video tribute here (password: PatWelling).  
  • Mary Blackwell Memorial Scholarship:
    • Alysha Gardner, a student at George Washington University with a major in Master of Public Policy, who is also working on a certificate of Budgeting and Public Finance (Spring/Summer 2021), and aspires for a career with an executive budgetary agency or in the performance audit field.
    • Emily Ma, a student at the University of Virginia with a major in Global Studies and a Minor in Public Policy & Leadership, who aspires for a career in education policy and budgeting for local school districts. 
  • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Committee:
    • An overview of the role and goals of the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was provided by committee Chair and Board member Lisa Haley. 
    • The DEI invites you to join us as we have many opportunities for you to get involved in helping to make VWPF vibrant, diverse and inclusive, as we seek to learn and grow as finance professionals. 
  • Thank You to our Departing Board Members & Last Year’s President:
    • Stephanie Jones, Board Member 2014-2020, President 2018-2019
    • Christine McIntyre, Board Member 2013-2020, Treasurer 2015-2020
    • Linda Abravanel, Board Member 2015-Present, President 2019-2020
  • Networking:
    • The virtual nature of the event allowed us to break up into smaller groups to network, share stories, and make new friends in the industry.  
    • Screenshots from our event are below: 

Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the program.  It was great to have us all together again, if only virtually. We look forward to seeing you in person as soon as it is safe!   

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