October 23, 2018: Understanding FinTech and Improving Health and Fitness with Karene Richards
Tuesday, October 23
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
1667 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington DC 20006
(Close to the Farragut North/West stops)
Karene Richards, CEO of The Karene Group, LLC will be sharing her expertise about two important topics. In the first session, she will be talking to us about working in finance as a scientist or engineer. There are new and interesting opportunities for scientists and engineers to apply for jobs in the financial sector using skills they all read have with their STEM training.
The second session will focus on improving your health and fitness, something that is very important in our work environment where things can become quite busy and stressful. She will share insight about how best to take care of yourself and to make sure you are doing everything to stay healthy and fit.
5:30-6:00 PM – Welcome and Networking
6:15-6:45 PM – “What is FinTech?: How to Get Into
Finance with a Science or Engineering Degree”
6:45-7:00 PM – Break/Networking
7:00-7:30 PM – “Leveraging Technology to
Improve Health and Fitness”
You can choose to attend one or both sessions,
but it promises to be a very informative and engaging evening!
the event is $5 for AWIS members and $10 for non-AWIS members.
More about Karene Richards:
Karene Richards is a capital markets expert and women’s advocate with over 14 years’ experience in the investment banking industry. Karene most notably built the first Carbon Finance model for the World Bank in addition to a student loan backed security restructuring model that generated $25M. She received a Masters of Financial Mathematics and Statistics from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University. She is a member of Women in Housing and Finance and is a nationally qualified fitness competitor. Currently, Karene serves as both the Interim CEO and Finance Chair of the National Governing Board of the Association of Women in Science.