2023 VOWS Symposium, New York City

November 2, 2023 all-day
50 Hudson Yards
NY 10001
2023 VOWS Symposium, New York City @ BlackRock

NOVEMBER 2nd, 2023

Location: NYC


Military veterans, spouses and corporate hiring managers are invited to attend the Annual Veterans on Wall Street Symposium on November 2, 2023, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET in New York City.

BlackRock is our host for the Symposium.



Candidate Registration

Executive Registration

About the VOWS Symposium

Our Symposiums convene leading thinkers and stakeholders to discuss veteran and military spouse support and retention in civilian careers.

Registrants will hear from top officials and industry leaders who will discuss the importance of military cultural competency and retention of veterans in the workforce. The event will feature a discussion on supporting those who continue to serve as Reservists and military spouses, and workshops to help veterans and hiring managers translate military skills to civilian workplace demands.

Our Symposiums encourage organizations to collaborate, and to develop and share recruiting and retention best practices.

Featured Speakers

Gary Shedlin Vice Chairman, BlackRock
Sudhir Nair, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Aladdin
Carolyn Vadino, Managing Director, Global Head of BlackRock’s Commercial Communications

Ralph Andretta, President and CEO, Bread Financial
General Robert B. “Abe” Abrams (ret.)
Anne Marie Dougherty, CEO, Bob Woodruff Foundation
Bob Woodruff, ABC News Correspondent and Founder, Bob Woodruff Foundation

About VOWS

VOWS builds relationships between veterans and employers – from Wall Street to main street, in communities nationwide.​

In partnership with corporations across industries—data intelligence, media, banking, technology, real estate—VOWS hosts networking events, and facilitates career and business opportunities for veterans and service members who are returning to civilian life.

For more, visit veteransonwallstreet.com.

About the Bob Woodruff Foundation

The Bob Woodruff Foundation was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was wounded by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has raised awareness about the tough challenges veterans and military families are facing, and invested in solutions to help support them in the next chapter of their lives. To date, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested over $146 million to ensure that our nation’s veterans, service members and their families — those who stood for us — have stable and successful futures. For more visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org.

About BlackRock

BlackRock is one of the world’s leading providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions. We are a fiduciary to our clients. We’re investing for the future on behalf of our clients, inspiring our employees, and supporting our local communities. For more, visit blackrock.com.




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