Hoover of Citi and Young of United States Military Academy to headline 8th Annual Wall Street Women Forum

March 08, 2017 - New York City
New York, NY Elinor Hoover, global co-head of the consumer products group in Citi’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division, and Lissa Young, assistant professor of leadership and management, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Military Academy will headline the 8th Annual Wall Street Women Forum on Wednesday, April 26. The theme of this year’s Forum is Recharging in Times of Change, providing relevant and actionable advice to help high-level women on Wall St. continue to thrive in their careers. “Elinor and Lissa are leaders in their respective fields, as well as inspiring role models in professions where the glass ceiling has been notoriously tough to crack,” said Jane Newton, founder of the Forum. “In line with the theme of Recharging in Times of Change, both extraordinary women understand these challenges and can share unique insights gleaned from decades of experience.” Bringing Women Leaders Together The Wall Street Women Forum provides a unique opportunity for high-level women on Wall Street to gather with their peers across the industry to address career and personal issues and opportunities in the face of the rapidly changing landscape of the financial industry. The Forum is by invitation only and limited to women with significant experience and responsibilities in the industry. The Forum is designed to deliver high quality, actionable content to support their continued professional and personal success. RECHARGING IN TIMES OF CHANGE The forum will commence with a keynote by Hoover. In this role, she advises corporations globally within the Food and Beverage and Household and Personal Care industries on a broad range of strategic and corporate finance issues. In addition, she serves as vice chairman of capital markets origination at Citi. In this capacity, she has responsibility for originating the full range of capital markets based solutions including equity and equity-related financings, debt financings, derivatives and other structured risk solutions. She was recently selected three years in a row by American Banker as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Finance.”  She serves on the management committee of Citi’s Corporate and Investment Banking Group and co-heads the division’s Diversity Committee. She began her career in finance in 1989 at CS First Boston in the Investment Banking division in New York. She then joined The Blackstone Group in Tokyo where she worked for two years specializing in cross-border mergers and acquisitions.  She joined Morgan Stanley in 1994 in the Fixed Income division and was promoted to Head of Morgan Stanley’s Corporate Fixed Income Capital Markets in 2005, to co-head of Fixed Income Capital Markets North America in 2007 and to Vice Chairman of Global Capital Markets in 2009.  Elinor joined Citi in 2011 as Vice Chairman of Capital Markets Origination. In 2013 she was appointed global co-head of Citi’s Financial Strategy and Solutions Group. She graduated from Yale University with honors, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in music with a minor in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. She also received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.  She is an avid musician; during high school she studied piano and music performance, graduating from The Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division. Following will be a keynote by Young. She is a 1986 graduate of the United States Military Academy, and a former Army aviator.  She flew CH-47D “Chinook” cargo helicopters. During her Army career she served at West Point on the faculty of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, and was the course director for PL300, the Academy’s core course in Leadership, from 1996-1999. In 2002, after being discharged from the military, under the auspices of the now defunct Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, she served as Raytheon Company’s lead sales representative for air traffic control systems in the Middle East. In 2007, she was awarded a Presidential Fellowship by Harvard University, and in 2013 earned her doctorate there. Her research examines the effects of stereotyping and prejudice on interpersonal assessments of competence in high performance teams; how war has influenced the development and direction of the discipline of Social Psychology; and how scholars negotiate requests for their expertise to aid war efforts. While at Harvard, she served on Harvard’s committee to design and implement a new doctorate in Education Leadership.  She has also served the U.S. Army by piloting curricula that teach deploying soldiers Social Perspective Taking in an effort to improve their ability to understand and communicate with host nation citizens. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Literature from the United States Military Academy (1986), a Master of Arts degree in Social Psychology from the University of Kansas (1996), a Master of Education degree from Harvard University (2009), and a Doctorate in Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice from Harvard University (2013). She also earned and was awarded a doctoral concentration certificate from Harvard University’s Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality (2013). Upon graduating from Harvard, she joined a fellow Harvard classmate in an entrepreneurial start-up venture building a craft rum distillery in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The company, Privateer Rum, is now thriving.

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