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Welcome to NEWPF

What is NEWPF?

Northeast Women in Public Finance is a not-for-profit professional organization for women who work in private or public sector firms or organizations that are engaged in public finance. We offer educational and networking events as well as a mentoring program with the goal of creating opportunities for our members and participants to enhance their career opportunities and share insights about issues impacting the public finance industry. We invite you to learn more about the benefits of membership and how to join.

This International Women’s Day, NEWPF celebrates and honors the accomplishments of women in the Public Finance industry. We recognize our women leaders, trailblazers, innovators, and mentors who continue to forge ahead and promote diversity and inclusivity within our industry. We also remember today those women struggling for equal rights, who are still oppressed, and lack security, education and access to health care. Most importantly we celebrate all women everywhere who work tirelessly to empower women.


Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans across U.S. history and society—from activists and civil rights pioneers to  today’s leaders in industry, politics, science, culture and more.

Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. This year, the Black History Month theme is “Black Resistance,” as we explore how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing systematic oppression, in all forms, since the nation's earliest days.

Northeast Women in Public Finance continuously supports our underrepresented colleagues and works actively to bring awareness to the contributions and promote the visibility of our amazing Black peers in the industry.

See the women highlighted by NEWPF for Black History Month.

Upcoming Events

Visit the UPCOMING EVENTS page for more information

June 20: The Layers of Juneteenth: Stories of Coming Together - first come, first served - space is limited!

Recent Past Events

March 21, 2023

Reinventing NYC: What does NYC look like in the Next Decade?

February 28, 2023

NEWPF Mentoring Kickoff Event at Orrick!

October 27, 2022

NEWPF/MuniPride LGBTQ+ History Month Social Mixer

August 15, 2022

Mentoring Night at the Movies in Bryant Park - special event for mentors and mentees from the past 3 years

August 10, 2022

Let's Celebrate Summer in CT! - networking happy hour at Rooftop 120 in Glastonbury, CT

July/August 2022

Summer Dine-Arounds in NYC (see the Photos page).

March 7, 2022

Annual Mentoring Kickoff Event

February 2022

WCW - Women Celebrating Women! - View the women highlighted by NEWPF for Black History Month

January 19, 2022

NEWPF and Ballard Spahr LLP presented an interactive virtual discussion entitled "Step Into Your Power in 2022" featuring Liz Bentley, founder and president of Liz Bentley Associates, a leadership consulting firm

January 13, 2022

Zoom Panel Discussion on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, moderated by Julie Beglin, Managing Director Wells Fargo. Panelist were Emily Brock, Director, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Patrick McCoy, Director of Finance, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Naomi Renek, Senior Advisor for Federal Poicy , MTA, and Frank Sacr, Interim CFO/Interim Executive Director, Gateway Program Development Corporation.

A Day in the Life  -  NEWPF Series

Prior NEWPF Career Q&A Teleconferences

The Benefits of Membership

Since 2006, NEWPF has developed a network of over 1,000 women in the Northeast ranging from seasoned veterans to our industries' most upcoming talent. NEWPF brings together professionals from across the Municipal Finance market by providing opportunities to connect directly with leaders in our industry to gain insight and to share knowledge. Our members engage one another frequently on ever-evolving market and credit issues.

Membership in NEWPF provides for the opportunity to develop and strengthen these important relationships through participation in our events and mentoring programs. By becoming a member of NEWPF, you will grow your professional network and have opportunities to further develop your career. All members participate (free of charge) in all of our educational and networking events.

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Freda Johnson Award

Northeast Women in Public Finance (NEWPF) is pleased to join with The Bond Buyer in presenting our Annual “Freda Johnson Award”, an award dedicated to the efforts and contributions of women in the field of public finance. Named for Freda Johnson, whose highly successful career in public finance has been an inspiration to so many women in the municipal industry, this award recognizes women serving or who have served in public finance who exemplify the qualities that Freda brought to our industry as a “trail blazer,” leader, innovator, and mentor. Each year we honor two women who have distinguished themselves in public finance within the private and the public sector.

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