Recent Opportunities


"Nice" Networking Negotiating: BWAF Emerging Leaders Program 2018

Piloted in 2017, the BWAF Emerging Leaders program is a selective professional development opportunity for women 5-10 years out of school. In small group format, (maximum of 20 selected participants) invitees will engage with significant senior women in architecture, real estate, law, and financial services to advance their own career goals. Share common experiences and trade personal strategies for success.

The 2018 Emerging Leaders' application deadline is now Thursday, February 8, 2018!! Please submit your application and resume to You can find the application form here on the BWAF website.

We have an incredible line-up of speakers! Here's the updated schedule:

Explore the power of your personal magnetism, friendships, and authentic relationships in small group setting with the guidance of a seasoned networker. Understand the importance of making strong connections and how to use them to advance your career.

Speaker: Victoria J. Cerami, CEO | Cerami & Associates

When: February 27, 2018

Where: Cerami Associates 


Learn from a master demonstration of a compensation negotiation between two attorneys well versed in the dark art. Hear from the experts and your peers on developing the best strategy to get what you deserve.

Speakers: Patricia Harris, Esq., LEED AP, Chair | BWAF; Special Counsel | Zetlin & De Chiara LLP; Founder and CEO | LicenseSure LLC 
Elyssa Cohen Muldoon, CCEP, Senior Associate General Counsel | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

When: March 27, 2018

Where: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill



Meet with an established industry leader to unpack the implications of being perceived as "nice" in the business world. Senior women leaders reveal secret strategies to navigate the double standard for professional behavior and transcend the necessity of "nice."
Speaker: Diana Taylor, Chair | Hudson River Park Trust Board of Directors

When: Tentatively April 24, 2018

Where: Brookfield

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