Citywealth Top 15 Diversity Leadership Dream Teams

Date: 05 Oct 2022

Silvia Ricciardi

Citywealth is delighted to announce the Top 15 Diversity Leadership Dream Teams, a collection of companies to work for with leadership teams who are committed to sustained career progression for women.

Ahead of the release of the shortlist for the Citywealth Global Powerwomen Awards which are now in their twelfth year, Citywealth has completed extensive global research on women and their champions in financial services and law and also the leadership teams supporting them. The Global Power Women Awards shortlist will be available on Friday 14th October 2022. As part of this research we are delighted to announce our Top 15 Diversity Leadership Dream Teams USA, a collection of companies to work for and leadership individuals, both men and women, in each organisation who are committed to change and support career progression for women. Citywealth offers our congratulations to these names for keeping their foot on the peddle of progress for women. 

All individuals and firms can post/share 50 words of the article and a link to this top-rated list on their platforms, but for further marketing use there is a logo available which is subject to a marketing licence fee, Citywealth Top 15 Diversity Leadership Dream Teams – Marketing Licence.

London & NYC Powerwomen honour events: LONDON – 1st March 2023 & NEW YORK – March 2023 (TBC). All those shortlisted Powerwomen and their champions (including the list below) will be eligible to attend for FREE either of the two cocktail events (London & New York) to benefit from the awards announcements and the networking opportunities. (If you wish to bring guests, they will need to select a ticket option).

BDO USA Diversity Leadership Dream Team:

Wayne Berson, Stephen Ferrara, Catherine Moy, Matthew Becker, William Eisig, Stephanie Giammarco

“Success in this profession is about the people.”

Wayne Berson, Chief Executive Officer; Chairman, BDO International

2021/22 Gender breakdown: Overall: Men 53% Women 47% Director/ Senior Director/ Managing Director: Men 58% Women 42% Partner/Principal: Men 61% Women 39%

Harrison Held Leadership Dream Team

Michael Craven, Elizabeth Garlovsky, Fran Krasnow, Rita Luce, Tiffany McKenzie

“We ensure that opportunities for success and leadership are accessible to everyone.”

Michael Craven | Harrison & Held, LLP | Family Law Attorney

Michael Craven, Partner, Family Law, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Steering Committee

“At Harrison & Held, diversity, equity, and inclusion are critically important.  We understand that different backgrounds produce unique approaches and solutions that benefit our clients in achieving their legal goals.”

McDermott Will & Emergy Diversity Leadership Dream Team: 

Eric Zimmerman, Harris Siskind, Stephen Bernstein, Vernessa Pollard, Kristian Werling

“Committed to change.”

Eric Zimmerman, Global head of McDermott’s Health Practice, McDermott Rise Steering Committee

“McDermott Rise, have an offering that each year will provide legal services at no cost to 20 Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) business founders and their leadership teams as they start, scale and grow their ventures. The program is born out of McDermott’s commitment to knocking down unfair barriers faced by people of color and to playing an active role in combatting inequality more broadly.”

Katten Muchin Rosenman: Joshua Rubenstein, Roger Furey, Alisa Goodwin, Noah Heller, Leslie Minier

Berdon: Mark Bosswick, Rebecca Goodman-Stephens, Lisa Goldman, Jeffrey Kovacs, John Fitzgerald

Baker & McKenzie: Anna Brown, Milton Cheng, Kate Stonestreet, Fatima Choudhury, Ashley Crossley 

UBS: Cicilia Wan, Ralph Hamers, Paul Donovan, Catherine Lapadula, Todd Locicero

Cadwalader: Patrick Quinn, Ingrid Bagby, Cheryl Barnes, Ellen Holloman, Linda Swartz, Anne Tompkins

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP: David Dekker, Edward Perron, Stacie Yee, Rosa Walker, Brooke Daniels

K&L Gates: Pallavi Wahi, Cindy Ohlenforst, Amy Horn, Ramla Farzad, April Boyer

Arent Fox Schiff: Jon Bouker, Cristina Carvalho, Alison Bygrave, Darrell Gay, Douglas Hewlett, Jr.

Jenner & Block: Susan Kohlmann, Katya Jestin, Anthony Barkow, Melissa Root

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP: Kim Koopersmith, Lily Situ, Amanda Young, Heather Reid, Katie Brossy

RBC Wealth Management: Aaron Hanson, Shareen Luze, Wally Chapman, Tom Sagissor, Ann Senne

Deutsche Bank: Francesca Boschini, Gernot Sendowski, Kathryn Burdett, Christiana Riley, Stuart Lewis

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