OAKS, Pa., Dec. 21, 2016 – SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) Women’s Network hosted its third annual Leadership Summit on Dec. 7 at the company’s corporate headquarters in Oaks, PA. This year’s summit, “Beyond Boundaries,” featured a variety of presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions focusing on leadership, risk-taking, and personal brand development. More than 250 business professionals from SEI and the Philadelphia area attended the event. 

“We are honored to host this event and provide a forum for our area’s leaders to encourage professional and personal development for women in the workforce.” - Vivian Estadt, President, SEI Women’s Network

“The Leadership Summit’s success is evidenced by its growing attendance and active participation by the attendees,” said Vivian Estadt, President of SEI Women’s Network. “We are honored to host this event and provide a forum for our area’s leaders to encourage professional and personal development for women in the workforce.”

The conference kicked off with its high-impact “Three Talks. Three Ideas. One Hour.” The TED-talk-style session featured three speakers, including TED Content Director Kelly Stoetzel. Each person took 20 minutes to cover topics that addressed eliminating self-imposed limits, delivering memorable and inspirational content, and taking risks to encourage personal and professional growth. The session ended with all three speakers participating in a rapid-fire Q&A with the audience.

Attendees chose from four topics for the afternoon breakout sessions:

  1. Making the most of workforce generations and strategies to better manage a multi-generational team
  2. Boosting experience beyond corporate walls by serving on a board
  3. Taking control of personal finances, and
  4. Positioning oneself for the next opportunity through risk-taking, personal brand leverage, and a strong network of advocates
  5. Breakout sessions were led by business leaders from SEI, the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Zoo, Thrive Wealth Management, and Legacy Care Wealth. 

Kathleen McQuiggan of PAX World, concluded the event with a keynote address focused on managing passion, purpose, and profession. She encouraged the audience to learn the value of relationship capital when navigating and building a career.

Participants attended a cocktail reception after the conference’s closing remarks, where they networked and further reflected on the day’s leadership advice.

About SEI Women’s Network

The SEI Women’s Network, founded in 2007, seeks to inspire and support the professional growth of women in the surrounding community by providing educational forums, hosting networking opportunities and encouraging success through personal and professional growth. The Network is led by a board of 17 women directors, with an average of 19 years work experience. Since its inception, over 4,000 employees have attended many SEI Women’s Network events focused on educating, inspiring and connecting women in the community. The group hosted its inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit in December of 2014, and in November 2015 began partnering annually with the Kimmel Center to host “Higher Notes” which connects more than 100 women leaders in the Philadelphia community.

About SEI

SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) is a leading global provider of investment processing, investment management, and investment operations solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and ultra-high-net-worth families create and manage wealth. As of September 30, 2016, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages or administers $751 billion in mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $281 billion in assets under management and $470 billion in client assets under administration. For more information, visit seic.com.