Women in Family Business

Women in Family Business

Our 7th annual Women's Networking event focused on finance and lending for women in business.

Our guest expert was Amy Fahey, whose career in banking spanned nearly 29 years at JPMorgan Chase, and who is a brilliant and passionate advocate for women and financial literacy. Amy shared the story behind First Women’s Bank and her co-founder’s commitment to teach and support women business ownership.

Past event details

Date Thursday, February 13, 2020
5:30-9:00 p.m.
Location Langham Hotel
330 N. Wabash Ave.
Who Women stakeholders at any age and stage of family business (owner, married-in, Next Gen, etc.). This event is open to Members of the Loyola Family Business Center and their guests (pre-approval needed).

Past special guest: Amy Fahey

Amy’s banking career spanned nearly 29 years at JPMorgan Chase, and its predecessor organizations.  She held a variety of senior positions, including Head of Credit Risk for Business Banking, Head of Midwest Middle Market, Chief Financial Officer of Commercial Banking, and Head of Investor Relations. During her career, Amy held numerous other risk management and technology roles, and was a member of the Midwest Executive Committee and the JPMorgan Midwest Foundation. She has served on numerous non-profit boards including United Way, Goodman Theater, and All Chicago Making Homelessness History.

Since retiring, Amy has consulted for a number of non-profit organizations, including the Christina Pirello Health Education Initiative, Opportunity International, and IC Catholic Prep.  She is currently Chair of the Board of Milaan Foundation and a board member and member of the Finance Committee for IC Catholic Prep. Recently, she began working with a group of organizers to establish First Women’s Bank, based in Chicago. The bank is scheduled to open in the first half of 2020. Amy will serve as board chair. Other well-known organizers who are involved with the startup include Marianne Markowitz (midwest regional director of the Small Business Administration in the Obama administration), Lisa Kornick (owner of DMK Restaurant Group), and Beth Wnuk (former regional president for PNC Bank in southeastern Wisconsin).

Amy received a B.S. in Information Technology from Northern Illinois University and an MBA in Finance & Accounting from University of Chicago.  She lives in the western suburbs with her husband Tom and daughter Molly.

Past agenda

5:30 p.m.
Cocktails and hor d'oeuvres
6:10 p.m. Opening remarks
6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:40 p.m. Program and Q&A with Amy
8:10 p.m. Mix and mingle
9:00 p.m. Event concludes

About the venue

The Langham Hotel boasts majestic views of the cityscape, the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan, all housed in a skyscraper designed by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe. Situated in downtown Chicago, the Langham is mere minutes from the Loop, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier.