Savvy Ladies Announces 12th Annual Gala Promoting Women’s Financial Empowerment

New York, NY, October 20, 2017 --( Savvy Ladies, a non-profit organization providing personal finance education and resources for women, will honor six women at the 12th Annual Savvy Ladies Benefit Gala.

The Gala will bring together New York City professionals who support women’s financial empowerment. Every year, Savvy Ladies serves hundreds of women through its events, webinars, financial helpline and other programs.

The 12th Annual Gala will honor:

· Lisa Dolly, Chief Executive Officer of Pershing
· Hollie Fagan, Managing Director at BlackRock
· Vanessa De Luca, Editor in Chief of Essence Magazine
· Patricia Stryker, Recording Secretary, Local 237, of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
· Toni Blackman, social entrepreneur and Creator of Rhyme like a Girl
· Susanna Sexton, Savvy Lady of the Year from Arlington, Virginia

“It’s an honor to be surrounded by professionals who are committed to advocating for women’s financial empowerment,” said Stacy Francis, CEO of Francis Financial and Founder of Savvy Ladies. “As we celebrate the contributions of our honorees, we are reminded that through collaboration and perseverance, we can make a tangible difference in women’s lives.”

This year’s Gala will be sponsored by Jackson National Life Insurance Co. and BNY MellonIPershing. Additional sponsors include BlackRock, Francis Financial and The International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

The Gala will be held on Wednesday, November 1st at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan. To learn more about the gala or purchase tickets, please visit

About Savvy Ladies
Savvy Ladies is an independent non-profit organization that provides personal finance education and resources for women of all walks of life. Its unique programming has helped over 15,000 women across the spectrum of age, life experience, and income level to identify their goals and make proactive choices about their finances. Savvy Ladies offers over 50 programs and events each year, broadly disseminating financial planning resources and creating a secure forum for women to network and ask questions related to finance and careers. The organization also offers a free, confidential financial helpline for women who have specific questions that require a one-on-one consultation with a Certified Financial Planner™.

Event details:
12th Annual Savvy Ladies Benefit Gala
Wednesday, November 1st
6:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m.
The New York Hilton Midtown
1225 Avenue of the Americas, New York
Nicole Hakimi
646 722 6530