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Tufts Financial Network Spring Events 2019

Women’s Lunch in New York City – Friday, April 12, 2019

The 5th annual TFN event designed specifically for Tufts women working in financial services and related fields, this year’s gathering will offer a unique opportunity to interact with 15 – 20 Tufts undergraduates who will be in New York City as part the “Women on Wall Street” program organized by the Tufts Finance Initiative and Tufts Career Center.

Lunch will feature a conversation with Shikha Jindal, A07, Director, Barclays Capital and Dana Herrman, J91, Senior Vice President, Sanford Bernstein on the challenges and opportunities of becoming a finance professional.

Please join us to meet fellow Tufts alumnae working in the field and to share your insights and advice with an enthusiastic group of young Tufts women interested in careers like yours.

Date:  Friday, April 12, 2019

Location:  Credit Suisse USA, 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010


  • 12 p.m. Welcome and buffet lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Remarks and Conversation

Space is limited for this event. RSVP by April 1 at


Dana Herrman, J91

Dana is a Senior Vice President at Sanford Bernstein and has been with the firm for over 10 years. She is a sector head specializing in media, internet, and cable stocks and also involved in their mentoring/coaching program as well as the Women’s and Family Synergy Groups.  Prior to joining Bernstein, Dana spent 13 years at Bear Stearns as a Senior Managing Director on the cash equity desk.  In addition to her responsibility as a sector head for the cable, media and telco group, she was a member of the equity recruiting team.  Dana received a B.S. from Tufts University and has maintained a relationship with the university, helping to start the Tufts Financial Network.  She recently stepped down from the Board of Jumpstart, an organization that has college-age students mentor pre-school children to ensure their readiness for pre-school.

Shikha Jindal, A07

Shikha Jindal is currently a Director at Barclays in New York City.  Ms. Jindal has been at Barclays since 2010 as a member of the Equity Derivatives team. She currently runs Private Bank Sales, focusing on the distribution of cross-asset structured derivatives into Private Banks. Prior to joining Barclays, Ms. Jindal worked for Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and RBS Sempra Commodities.  Ms. Jindal graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in 2007 with a degree in Economics and International Relations. She resides in Manhattan with her husband and newborn son.

Alumni of Color Breakfast – Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The breakfast will feature networking opportunities and a panel discussion on “Professional Growth and Building Community in the Workplace,” including topics from advancement and self-promotion, to building community, to developing a culture of belonging. Panelists include:

  • Lawrence Kwon, A99, Managing Director, Moelis & Company
  • Riyadh Mohammed, A06, Vice President, The Carlyle Group (Moderator)
  • Elizabeth Amador Salem, J91, A22P, Vice President, Strategic Program Management, Law & Franchise Integrity, MasterCard
  • Janice Savin-Williams, A79, Co-founder and Sr. Principal, Williams Capital Group

Date:  Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Location:  Aretsky’s Patroon, 160 E. 46th Street, New York


  • 7:30 a.m. Welcome and Breakfast
  • 8 – 9 a.m. Remarks and Conversation

Space is limited for this event. RSVP by April 10 at


Lawrence Kwon, A99

Larry Kwon is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients in the real estate, gaming, hospitality and leisure industries. Mr. Kwon has over 14 years of investment banking experience, advising both companies and investors on a wide variety of corporate finance matters including M&A, recapitalizations and restructurings, and debt and equity capital raisings. Mr. Kwon advises on both U.S. and international transactions and has executed numerous cross-border transactions involving parties in Asia, Canada, Mexico and the Middle East. Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Mr. Kwon was a Vice President at Jefferies & Company in the Recapitalization & Restructuring Group and a Management Consultant at Accenture.

Riyadh Mohammed, A06

Riyadh Mohammed is a Vice President and a member of the Investments team at The Carlyle Group’s Real Estate Solutions business – Metropolitan Real Estate. He is responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, and execution of investment opportunities in the secondary market globally. He is based in New York.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Mohammed was a Vice President in the Private Equity Integrated Investments team at Partners Group, where he was responsible for origination, due diligence and transaction execution across secondaries, co-investments, and primaries globally. In addition, he managed secondary deal sourcing across North America and Middle East, and served as portfolio manager for several U.S. separately-managed accounts totaling over $2 billion in client commitments. Prior to joining Partners Group, Mr. Mohammed was a Principal at Auldbrass Partners focused on secondary investments in private equity and real assets. He began his career at Citi Alternative Investments.

Elizabeth Amador Salem, J91, A22P

Elizabeth Amador Salem is Vice President, Strategic Program Management, Law & Franchise Integrity, at MasterCard.  She graduated from Tufts in 1991 with a B.A. in International Relations.  She also holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management, and received an M.A. in Psychology from The New School.

Prior to MasterCard, Elizabeth served as Senior Vice President, Financial Services Compliance, at Citigroup, where she led project management and strategy activities to comply with financial regulatory requirements.  She was also Senior Vice President at Citibank Credit Cards and responsible for product development initiatives for rewards credit card products.  She has also served as Vice President of Citibank Latin American Consumer Bank, an account manager at McCann-Erickson France, and a brand manager at Unilever.

As an alumna, Elizabeth was Chair of the Tufts NYC Alumni Chapter.  She is also a member of Latin American Association of Tufts University, the Tufts New York Professional Women’s Network, and a volunteer on behalf of the Oliver Chapman Scholarship Fund, which works with the International Center and University Advancement to raise funds in support of international students for expenses beyond those covered by financial aid.  The fund was established in honor of late Tufts alumnus Oliver Chapman, E92.

Elizabeth is a member of the fundraising committees for The Dalton School, Trevor Day School, and the Caedmon School. She also helped to launch InView Partners, a business which provides tools for pediatricians and family practitioners to screen for ADHD and suicide risk in children and adolescents.

Janice Savin-Williams, A79

Janice Savin-Williams is Co-Founder and Sr. Principal of The Williams Capital Group, L.P.  Established in 1994 with husband Christopher, Williams Capital is a full-service investment banking firm that serves institutional investors and corporations worldwide in the fixed income and equity capital markets.

Williams Capital consistently ranks among the top 20 most active underwriters of U.S. investment grade corporate debt.  In 2016, the firm served as Lead or Co-Manager on corporate, municipal, agency debt and equity offerings totaling nearly $500 billion.

Janice began her 30+ year career on Wall Street with Shearson Lehman Brothers.  She then became Vice President, taxable fixed income sales at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. before joining The Industrial Bank of Japan Ltd.  As Sr. Principal at Williams Capital, she is responsible for developing and servicing the firm’s institutional fixed income relationships and evaluating strategic new business initiatives.

Janice’s past board memberships include The Fresh Air Fund, ISI, Inc., Roundabout Theater Company, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, North General Hospital, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Women In Need, NAACP-ACTSO, The Partnership with Children and The Brooklyn Prospect Charter School.   In 2010, Janice was appointed Vice Chair of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises by U.S. Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke.

Janicehas received many honors for her leadership and activism in New York’s civic and not for profit landscape.  She is the recipient of The Council of Urban Professionals’ Leadership Award, the Partnership with Children’s Ann Vanderbilt Award, the African American Heritage Award from The City of New York, and the Business Leadership Award of the New York State Supreme Court.

Currently, Janice serves as Vice-Chair and Secretary of The Harlem School of the Arts and serves as a Trustee of Tufts University.  Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Janice Savin-Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Tufts University.  She currently resides in New York with her husband and two children.