September 14, 2018

Hillary Rodham Clinton Keynotes 2018 Marcum Women’s Forum in New York

Featured Jeffrey M. Weiner, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer and Rorrie Gregorio, Family Office Leader

Hillary Rodham Clinton Keynotes 2018 Marcum Women’s Forum in New York

New York City, NYFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was the featured speaker at the 2018 Marcum Women’s Forum held today in New York City. The annual event was presented by Marcum LLP.

Secretary Clinton focused her comments on this year’s conference theme, which was "Supporting the Climb: From the Classroom to the Boardroom to the Ballot Box."  She emphasized the importance of advancing the rights of women and girls worldwide, and the value of mentoring and advocacy.

"There is still a woeful lack of representation of women in science, in technology, in business, and law, not to mention politics and government. We have to fiercely advocate for the changes that will bring women into the formal economy. It is the greatest challenge of the 21st century," she said.

Secretary Clinton offered five life lessons to the 300 women and men in attendance:

  1. Prepare, prepare, prepare.  If you fail to plan, plan to fail.
  2. Take risks.  Be brave and be ready to learn from the consequences.
  3. Be resilient under any and all circumstances.
  4. Have empathy for yourself and others.
  5. Bring others with you on your climb.  Be a glass ceiling-breaker and a history-maker.

She also noted her pride and pleasure in following in the footsteps of her daughter Chelsea Clinton, who was keynote speaker at the 2017 Marcum Women’s Forum. Ms. Clinton will again be a featured speaker at this year’s events in Boston on November 12 and San Francisco on December 6.

"We were honored to host Secretary Hillary Clinton at this year’s Marcum Women’s Forum. The opportunity to hear her articulate her personal views in such an intimate setting was a great privilege for everyone in attendance," said Jeffrey M. Weiner, Marcum’s chairman and chief executive officer.

"Secretary Clinton was extremely gracious, not only in sharing her life experiences and personal insights, but especially in entertaining questions from the audience. It was an extraordinary experience, and we are deeply grateful to her," said Rorrie Gregorio, national leader of Marcum’s Family Office practice and host of the Marcum Women’s Forums.

Joining Secretary Clinton as speakers at the New York event this year were Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley Designs Inc., and Laura Fredricks, JD, founder & CEO of THE ASK©.

In addition to the upcoming events in Boston and San Francisco, the Marcum Women’s Forum will also be presented in Chicago on October 19.  Details are available at   

The Marcum Women’s Forum is a breakfast event geared to high net worth and executive women, featuring nationally prominent women speakers on topics essential to women’s well-being. The conference is presented by Marcum’s Family Wealth Services practice and the Marcum Women’s Initiative.

The Marcum Family Wealth Services Group is dedicated to helping clients manage their wealth, plan for its transfer to succeeding generations, accomplish their lifetime objectives, and achieve their philanthropic goals. The Marcum Women’s Initiative is a Marcum Diversity & Inclusion program dedicated to the career success of Marcum women. It is one of the many programs that speak to Marcum’s core values and commitment to fostering a culture that is both diverse and inclusive.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is a top-ranked national accounting and advisory firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurial, middle-market companies and high net worth individuals achieve their goals. Marcum’s industry-focused practices offer deep insight and specialized services to privately held and publicly registered companies, and nonprofit and social sector organizations. The Firm also provides a full complement of technology, wealth management, and executive search and staffing services. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum has offices in major business markets across the U.S. and select international locations. #AskMarcum.


Jeffrey M. Weiner

Jeffrey M. Weiner

Chairman & CEO

  • Marcum LLP
  • New York, NY
Rorrie  Gregorio

Rorrie Gregorio

Family Office Leader

  • Tax & Business
  • New York, NY