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May 3rd, 2023 – The Impact of #MeToo on Wall Street, Corporate America & the Media

Five years after the birth of the “MeToo” hashtag in the wake of media exposes on film mogul Harvey Weinstein and then-CBS CEO Les Moonves, what impact has the movement had on Wall Street and corporate America’s treatment of women? 

Maria Aspan, a senior writer at Fortune Magazine; Julie Roginsky, co-founder of Lift Our Voices and president of Comprehensive Communications Group; and Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of “#MeToo in the Corporate World: Power, Privilege, and the Path Forward” will discuss how well news organizations have covered the issue and how some investors now regard the presence of women in key leadership spots as a deciding factor in investing in a company, among other topics. The discussion will be facilitated by freelance journalist Jan Alexander.


Maria Aspan is a senior writer at Fortune, where she writes features primarily focusing on gender, finance, health and the intersection of business and government policy. Her work has won multiple honors from SABEW and others, and her 2020 investigation into the risky business of breast implants received the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award for public service in magazine journalism, among several other public-service awards. She is also a co-chair of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. Prior to joining Fortune, she was editor-at-large at Inc. She is the author of Startup Money Made Easy: The Inc. Guide to Every Financial Question About Starting, Running, and Growing Your Business.  

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist, entrepreneur and acclaimed author. She is CEO of Hewlett Consulting Partners and the founder of Coqual, a global nonprofit think-tank and advisory group that addresses bias and uncovers barriers to advancement for underrepresented populations in the workplace. She is the author of 18 books, including “When the Bough Breaks” and “Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor” and is Harvard Business Review’s most published author to date, with 21 articles having run in the magazine. She is a frequent speaker and has presented at Davos, keynoted at the Financial Times conference on “Women at the Top,” among others, and has been interviewed by several media outlets, including 60 Minutes, Oprah and the PBS Newshour, and was lampooned on Saturday Night Live.

Julie Roginsky is a co-founder of the non-profit, Lift Our Voices. A nationally recognized political consultant, Roginsky began her career working at a prominent organization dedicated to electing more women to political office. Throughout her career, she has focused her efforts on mentoring and empowering women who seek to become engaged in the political process. She is a former contributor at CNBC and the Fox News Channel, where she was a frequent co-host of “Outnumbered” and “The Five.” In 2017, she became one of the first women to file a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against the Fox News Channel and its chairman. She has served as an advisor to major corporations, start-ups, non-profits, labor unions and dozens of elected officials, including governors, senators, members of the House of Representatives, and state legislators.


Jan Alexander is a writer and editorial consultant who works on thought leadership content for business advisors. A board member and past president of the NYFWA, she has been a financial writer and editor for Strategy+Business, Institutional Investor, Worth and Money

This event is open to NYFWA members in good standing. Guests are welcome to attend by paying the NYFWA guest fee.

When: May 3, 2023, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Location provided at time of signup

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