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Women Leading in Equity


Will You Join Us?

We're Bringing Women Together Across Equity to Shape the Future

It's no surprise that women navigate unique challenges in the workplace, and the world of equity compensation is no different. Even as more women than ever rise within leadership, barriers such as stereotypes, double standards, and glass ceilings impact women’s ability to grow and achieve influence in their careers.

How do you overcome these barriers, transform the status quo, and take ownership of your potential? Join the NASPP and Morgan Stanley at Work's Women Leading in Equity program to champion women's advancement, empower your leadership growth, and celebrate the first-hand stories of successful women leaders. 


How We'll Work Together

Take The Lead

Women Leading in Equity combines leadership development and one-to-one mentorship through four virtual programs designed to offer effective and actionable approaches to:

  • Resolve common obstacles

  • Build skills to stand out as a leader

  • Establish and leverage supportive relationships among women across career stages

Each program will include:

  • Personal leadership development (30 minutes) featuring keynotes and interviews with women in leadership roles
  • Mentorship breakouts (30 minutes) providing structured meeting time for mentors and mentees
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Leadership Development

Take a front row seat as exemplars of leadership in equity will speak to the challenges women face, offer a strengths-based perspective on women's leadership attributes, share their personal journeys, and inspire you to hone your own leadership style. 

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We've assembled a diverse coalition of women helping to shape future generations of leaders and learn from trailblazers who've paved the way.

Mentors and mentees meet regularly in conjunction with leadership seminars.

Note: Additional mentorship participants are not being accepted at this time.

Past Seminars

Leadership Development Series

Each 30-Minute Seminar is Immediately Followed by 30-Minute Mentorship Breakouts 


Getting Your Seat at the Table
July 21 | 1:30 - 2:00 ET (10:30 PT)

Do you find yourself shut out of key decisions impacting the equity plans you are responsible for? Hear from stock plan professionals who successfully established a voice in their company’s equity program design and decision-making process and elevated their careers as a result. They will offer tips for your own success, as well as mistakes to avoid along the way.


Noopur Iyer
Head of Global Equity,
Zoom Video Communications

Susan Miller
Manager, Equity Plan
Lockheed Martin

Veena Bhatia
Head of Global Stock Administration


Courageous Communication in the Workplace
September 22 | 1:30 - 2:00 ET (10:30 PT)

Being able to truly and courageously speak your mind in the workplace can be a key component to elevating your profile within your organization. We'll focus on the compelling reasons why women might not feel comfortable speaking up, present key tactics to help build communication skills, and leave attendees with a better understanding of the dynamics that inform assertive communication.


Kate Winget
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley at Work


Reporting Up: Gaining Visibility for Your Work
December 8 | 1:30 - 2:00 ET (10:30 PT)

It's critical that your immediate manager and C-suite understand the value that you bring to your company. Get guidance from experienced equity comp professionals as they share strategies for demonstrating the value of your contributions. We'll dive into the what, when, where, and how of managing your visibility so that you can develop your own "reporting up" game plan. 


Jennifer Araujo
Sr. Analyst, Equity

Catrice Cooke
Manager, Equity Compensation
Travel + Leisure Co.

Donna Spinola
Director, Stock Administration and Payroll
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Barbara Baksa
Executive Director


Clear, Concise, and Confident: Communication Skills for Leaders
February 23 | 1:30 - 2:00 ET (10:30 PT)

Do you often find that you either over communicate, don’t convey the right message, or don’t know where to start?  This can lead to your messages being misunderstood or missed entirely. Find out how to communicate effectively, efficiently, and engagingly with messaging tailored to your audience. 


Nichole Snyder
Executive Director, Communications & Employee Experience
Morgan Stanley at Work

View our Blog and Listen to our Podcast for More Details

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