2023 Opening Doors Impact Night

May 16, 2023 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | The National Arts Club, New York, NY 
Charged admission | Open to members and non-members | Open to media

Kara Julian, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Renee Neri, Partner and Head of Americas Asset Management, Heidrick & Struggles
Edward Walters, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Head of Wealth Management, Lincoln Financial Network

The Gateway Foundation is hosting an inaugural 2023 Opening Doors Impact Night, an evening to celebrate a path forward for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the financial services industry. Connect with friends and enjoy beautiful artwork at a historic venue while supporting Gateway’s efforts to make positive change in our industry.

The evening will feature:

  • Reception and live entertainment featuring performers from diverse communities
  • Special presentation for the evening’s honoree
  • Opportunity to learn more about the Gateway Foundation’s mission and strategic initiatives
  • Announcement of the Opening Doors Awards recipients

Click here to see registration options.

Questions? Contact us at gateway@mminst.org or (646) 868-8500.

Additional Information


Program (continue to check back for updates to the full program)


Featured Honoree

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
Immediate Past President and CEO of TIAA

Mr. Ferguson is the Steven A. Tananbaum Distinguished Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the Immediate Past President and CEO of TIAA. Prior to joining TIAA, Mr. Ferguson held numerous notable positions including Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System and Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation. He serves on several boards including Alphabet, Inc.; Corning, Inc.; International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Ferguson holds a B.A., J.D., and a Ph.D. in economics, all from Harvard University.

How to Register - Sponsor Packages & Tickets

The Inaugural Opening Doors Impact Night represents a unique opportunity to support the important work of the Gateway Foundation to advance underrepresented individuals in financial services through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. There are a variety of packages available that can be found here.

For additional information, please contact:

Sarit Abramowicz
FVP, Program Director, Gateway Foundation

Partners & Sponsors

Diversity and Inclusion Pioneer Sponsor


Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Due to the nature of this event, no refunds or credits will be granted for cancelled registrations and no registration transfers will be permitted.

MMI Conference Code of Conduct/Antitrust Guidelines & Compliance Policy

Money Management Institute (MMI) conferences and events provide an opportunity for MMI members and other industry participants to come together for educational and networking purposes. Inappropriate behavior, such as: possible illegal conduct; use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions; verbal or physical abuse of any type; unwanted advances or invasions of privacy; or any activity that might be construed as harassment, racism, or sexism, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

If you are aware of, or are involved in, an incident at an MMI conference or event that violates this Code of Conduct, please contact MMI immediately. MMI will promptly and confidentially investigate any reported activities and take appropriate action.

Please also familiarize yourself with the MMI Antitrust Guidelines and Compliance Policy.


Attendee Registration
events@mminst.org or 646-868-8500

Speaker Registration
Lauryn Hughes
lhughes@mminst.org or 646-868-8510

Fees & Billing
Eitan Bedziner 
ebedziner@mminst.org or 646-868-8500

Sponsorship Opportunities
Joan Lensing
jlensing@mminst.org or 646-868-8518

About the Gateway Foundation

About the Gateway Foundation

The Gateway Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by the Money Management Institute to engage underrepresented communities in the financial services industry. The Foundation fosters increased access to financial literacy, industry awareness and job readiness, and professional development opportunities. Our initiatives help prepare, educate, and develop skills necessary for an impactful career in financial services organizations and as industry leaders. Learn more.


Attire for this event is Business Cocktail.