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2024 Opening Doors Impact Night

April 16, 2024

City Winery | New York, NY | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Charged admission

Open to MMI members and non-members

Press prohibited



Clara Sierra, Senior Director, Moody's Analytics 
Kyle Thompson, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Voya
Join the Gateway Foundation by Money Management Institute for an evening to celebrate a path forward for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the financial services industry.  Enjoy stunning views and a dynamic program as you reconnect with colleagues in support of opening doors to historically marginalized communities through preparation, education, and skill development.

The evening will feature

  • Live entertainment with performers from diverse communities
  • A special presentation for the evening’s honoree
  • Opportunity to learn about the Gateway Foundation’s mission and Strategic Initiatives
  • Announcement of the Opening Doors Awards recipients


Continue to check back for updates to the full program.

Featured Honoree

Mandell L. Crawley

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Morgan Stanley

Mr. Crawley, a member of the firm’s Operating and Management Committees, oversees the Human Capital Management & Global Services (HCMGS) division, which includes the human resources, corporate and enterprise services, and global centers functions. HCMGS is focused on fostering the firm’s strong brand and culture while enhancing the employee and workplace experience. The organization drives a human capital and location strategy to attract, develop, performance manage, reward, and retain a talented global, distributed workforce. Read his full bio here.

Partners and Sponsors

MMI's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Pioneer Sponsor

Promoting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Participating Sponsors

How to Register - Sponsor Packages & Tickets

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 initiatives. There are a variety of packages available

A portion of each package/ticket is tax deductible as a donation to the Gateway Foundation. The Gateway Foundation will provide a tax letter upon request.

For additional information, please contact:

Sarit Abramowicz
FVP, Program Director, Gateway Foundation

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

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

Special Notice for Emerging Asset Managers Attending This Event

MMI understands the unique needs of emerging asset managers and offers a special event for these managers to give them a leg up. The Emerging Asset Managers Forum, powered by Thrive, immediately follows Opening Doors Impact Night at Moody's Analytics Offices in NYC on April 17-18. The highlight of the Forum includes a series of small-group roundtable discussions with top gatekeepers from the wirehouse, national, TAMP and other distribution channels. Attendees will also learn more about MMI's exciting new initiative, Thrive, which helps foster connections, share industry insights, and learn best practices. Follow up a meaningful Impact Night with this influential event! Registration and more details can be found here.

Opening Doors Awards

There is still time to nominate those making strides for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the financial services industry with an Opening Doors Award. There are three categories: Opening Doors Champion Award (Individual), Opening Doors At the Front Award (Program), and Opening Doors Breaking Barriers Award (Firm). Nominations must be submitted by March 1st. Learn more here.

Fund a Fellow

You can provide a scholarship opportunity for a future fellow to attend an industry conference or participate in a professional development opportunity. Since 2020, Gateway has funded 14 Executive IQ scholarships, five fellowships to the Black Women in Asset Management Conference, and five scholarships to Academy. The scholarships open doors for fellows to participate or attend opportunities that would not be sponsored otherwise. 

Prior fellows have been promoted, secured new positions, and provided mentorship and inspiration to others in the industry.

Donate here to contribute.

Or, add a contribution to your Opening Doors Impact Night ticket here.


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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.


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Sarit Abramowicz