November 15th, 2016 - November 15th, 2016

APIW November 2016 Luncheon

Start Date/Time:
11/15/2016 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
11/15/2016 2:00 PM
The Down Town Association
60 Pine Street
New York, NY United States
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“Cracking the Code:  Dispelling the Myths of Why Women Don’t Get to the Top”

Sophia Yen, Head of US Insurance Strategy & Operations, KPMG

We’ve heard it all – comments such as “women just don’t want leadership roles” or “flexible work arrangements are helping women reach the top.”  In spite of many companies’ efforts to help women reach the upper echelons of management, progress is slow.   Come to the October luncheon and be inspired into action by breaking down the myths that can hold us all back.  This will be a lively, interactive session you won’t want to miss!

Sophia Yen is Head of US Insurance Strategy & Operations at KPMG.  She has led several global initiatives at KPMG, focusing on growth, strategic planning as well as designing and streamlining operating models.  Prior to her current role, Ms. Yen was at UBS Investment Bank where she achieved over 30M CHF in cost savings.  

Sophia has also worked at Swiss Re, where she held several senior leadership roles including running their Americas Client Solutions team, SVP of Financial Services Origination, Chief of Staff to the CEO & COO, and Head of Operations and Reporting, where she was responsible for the strategic financial planning and operations of a $2.5+ billion portfolio and a member of the Americas Executive Committee.

Sophia holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College in Finance & Management Information Systems.  She is a regular speaker at industry conferences throughout the globe on leadership and finance topics.