VOWS is an initiative dedicated to honoring former and current military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry. VOWS originated in New York and still maintains it's roots in the New York City area.
NOVEMBER 2nd, 2023
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About the VOWS SymposiumOur 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 SpeakersGary 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 VOWSVOWS 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 FoundationThe 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 BlackRockBlackRock 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.
2023 NYC Stand Up for Heroes Event
November 6th, 2023
VOWS is has applied to walk in this year’s NYC Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11, and we want to invite our VOWS partners to join us in this parade. If you or others at your company are interested in walking in the parade, please fill out this survey form so we can get an estimate of how many partners may be able to join us: VOWS NYC Veterans Day Parade 2023 Survey Form
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