A Masterclass: How to Navigate 2020 as a Founder & Mother
Please join us for a Masterclass with Amy Nelson, CEO of the Riveter on navigating 2020 as a Founder and mother of four. This initiative is sponsored by Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS.
Moderated by Jennifer Povlitz, Director of the West Division for UBS Wealth Management, this intimate conversation will address how Amy is building a family and dream career – at the same time and in the worst time.
About Amy Nelson — Founder & CEO of The Riveter
Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter, a community platform built by and for working women. A graduate of Emory University and the NYU School of Law, Amy practiced corporate litigation with a focus on high-profile First Amendment matters for over a decade in New York City and Seattle. She also served on President Obama’s National Finance Committee where she co-chaired Gen44, the under 40 fundraising arm of the campaign. Additionally, Amy previously worked with President Carter’s The Carter Center. Amy is the mother of four daughters aged six and under. She is a contributor for Inc. and the host of iHeartRadio’s What’s Her Story with Sam and Amy. In addition to raising $30 million in venture capital to grow The Riveter, Amy has been published broadly including in/on outlets including The TODAY Show, Refinery29, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. She has spoken across the world on many stages, including Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, Cannes Lions, and SXSW.
About Jennifer Povlitz — Managing Director, West Division Director, UBS Wealth Management USA
Jennifer leads the West Division for UBS Wealth Management, including over 3,000 employees and $2.5 billion in revenues. She is a member of the executive committee for Wealth Management Americas. UBS is the preeminent global wealth manager in the world, helping affluent families plan, preserve and express their values and purpose through wealth decisions. In addition, Jennifer is an Advisory Board member for UBS’s women’s network after helping to build 25 chapters in the U.S. She was chosen to teach leadership development to other UBS leaders.
Prior to UBS, Jennifer was Head of the Executive Client Relationship Group leading private wealth management services for ultra-high net worth clients with Merrill Lynch and US Trust. Prior to that role, Jennifer led Merrill Lynch’s Pacific Northwest Region from San Francisco, overseeing 43 branch offices, 800 Advisors and over $150 Billion in client assets. While leading Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking (private wealth) group in New York, she doubled the business by aligning channels to client industries and creating alliances through specialization.
Jennifer received the “Most Powerful & Influential Woman” award from the National Diversity Council. Jennifer was voted unanimously as an Exceptional Women Awardee for 2020. Jennifer is a member of NACD, National Association of Corporate Directors. She serves on the Board of GigX, a private company for C-suite fractional leadership service through technology. Orange County Business Journal named her one of the region’s “Woman of the Year” honorees. San Francisco Business Times named Jennifer as Bay Area’s “Forever Influential Women in Business” 2015-2019. In 2005 she was named New York Crain’s “Top 40 under 40 Executives”.
In 2014, Jennifer earned her MBA with Honors from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and received their Distinguished Leadership Award. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois.
Jennifer is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), serving on the Board in Southern California for 3 years. She joined C200, an invite-only group of C-Suite women who lead businesses over $250 Million in revenues. Jennifer adores her husband, their two children and prioritizes family, faith and impact.