Advancing Women in Leadership Workshop

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Advancing Women in Leadership Workshop

April 9, 2019

FSI Office — Lobby Conference Room

1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

Spend the morning on Capitol Hill meeting with members of the House Financial Services Committee about promoting women in our industry. In the afternoon we’ll hear from leaders in the independent financial services industry about their experiences, how they got to where they are and what they see for the future. Small-group discussions will occur intermittently throughout the afternoon for the opportunity to collaborate.
This event is open to all FSI members and select sponsors. Space is limited, so register today!

Registration Fee: $250

Registration Instructions:

1. Log into the FSI website with your username and password

  • Your username will be your email address.
  • If you do not remember your password, you can send yourself a link to reset.

2. Go to “My Account

3. Click on the “2019 Advancing Women in Leadership Workshop” button

4. Click “Register


Should you need to cancel, we kindly ask you to contact no later than March 31, 2019 to receive a full refund less a $75 processing fee.  After March 31, 2019, no refunds will be issued.

Questions?  Contact our team at 1-888-373-1840 or


Monday, April 8

6:30 p.m.
Networking Dinner Co-Sponsored by Brinker Capital and Envestnet

Tuesday, April 9

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Networking Breakfast at FSI Conference Center

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Head to Capitol Hill to meet with Congressional members involved in the promotion of women in the industry as well as those on the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion of the Financial Services Committee.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon Workshop
Speakers Include:
• Mary Kusske, President, Kusske Financial Assest Management, Inc.
• Christina Nash, CEO & Founder, Knox Grove Financial, LLC
• Gwen Weithaus, Senior Director, Investment Products and Services Risk and Controls, Northwestern Mutual

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Group Discussions
Facilitated by Libby Chase, SVP, Manager – Enterprise Consulting, Envestnet

4:00 p.m.
Workshop Adjourns

Hotel Information

Several hotels are available near FSI’s office building:

JW Marriott Washington DC  (1 block from FSI office)
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Tel: 202-393-2000

Trump International Hotel Washington DC (1 block from FSI office)
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Tel: 202-695-1100

Washington Marriott at Metro Center  (0.4 miles from FSI Office)
775 12th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: 202-737-2200

W Washington D.C. (0.4 miles from FSI office)
515 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Tel: 202-661-2400

Grand Hyatt Washington (0.5 miles from FSI office)
1000 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: 202-582-1234

Additional Hotel Options
Crystal City in Arlington, VA provides some more economical hotel options and is located near Reagan National Airport (DCA) – approx. 4.0 miles from FSI’s office (about $20 cab fare, one way).

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington D.C. – Crystal City
300 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 703-416-4100

Crowne Plaza Crystal City
1480 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 703-416-1600

The Westin Crystal City
1800 Richmond (Jefferson Davis) Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 703-486-1111

Hilton Garden Inn Reagan National Airport
2020 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 703-892-1050

Hilton Crystal City
2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 703-418-6800

Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City
2650 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 703-684-7200

Travel Information

Air Travel:

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
4.0 miles from FSI’s Office
Estimated taxi fare: $20 (one way)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
27 miles from FSI’s Office
Estimated taxi fare: $76 (one way)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
35.2 miles from FSI’s Office
Estimated taxi fare: $82 (one way)

Other Transportation:

Additional transportation options include Amtrak and Metro.

Things to Do in D.C.

FSI’s office is located conveniently in downtown D.C. near the White House, National Mall, Smithsonian museums and Capitol Hill.

D.C. Tourism Information: