Female Finance Pros hosts Nov. 16 panel discussion

The network of female finance pros at Johns Hopkins is keeping busy this fall, with an upcoming Nov. 16 panel discussion and a new group focusing on mothers.

The Female Finance Professionals Network, founded last year as a central support structure for women working in financial roles across the Johns Hopkins institutions, works to foster alliances and start new conversations on gender and inclusion issues.

The group—which welcomes men as well as women—now has more than 200 members and hosts regular events for networking and exchanging knowledge, including speakers and an education series. For the Nov. 16 gathering—FFPN's second annual panel event—four local professionals working in senior leadership roles, including two from Johns Hopkins, will headline an afternoon Q&A and reception on the Mount Washington campus. Details and registration information is on the Finance website.

Meanwhile, the network just published the second issue of its quarterly newsletter, FFPN Connections, which includes updates on its latest activities and a feature on the newly formed FFPN Mother's Group. That support group—initiated by Rashé Coleman, a senior project analyst in the Johns Hopkins Health System Financial Analysis Unit—focuses on balancing the demands of careers and parenting, and just held its first "meet and greet," on Halloween.