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Jill Fitzburgh is the co-founder and Director of Speakers and Events for The Foundation for Gender Equality (FGE), www.foundationforgenderequality.org. Jill has produced unique events for the Foundation highlighting exceptional advocates and survivors dedicated to ending gender-based violence and discrimination. These events have included a full day conference on gender equality and empowerment held at the United Nations in 2016, featuring some of the world's leading experts and champions.
In 2017, Jill organized the Foundation’s first-ever awards program honoring leading advocates and change makers and followed with the ground-breaking “Man Up: Allies and Advocates" program later that year. “Man-Up” was a compelling and provocative demonstration of the roles men and boys play in ensuring equality, which is a key component of FGE’s mission.
A second Man-Up event, highlighting men who are prominent leaders will be held on November 7th at the French Consulate General in New York City. Jill is also playing a key role in producing FGE's exciting inaugural concert and fundraiser slated for January 31 at NYU’s Skirball Center, titled “SING ME AS I AM”.
Closer to home in Connecticut, Jill is the co-host of a local weekly talk show, “Trevor and Jill Talk”, which covers a broad range of topics including women's issues, health, relationships and style. She is Business Development Manager for the “Tech Up for Women” Conference in New York City, which is focused on helping women advance in their careers.
A former marketing and sales executive for one of the nation's largest real estate investment firms, JMB Realty, Jill is a Chicago native and a Tulane University graduate. In addition, she lends her time and expertise as a board member for The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, which serves thousands of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
Ms. Garner has over 20 years leadership experience in the investment management industry, and serves as an advisor to entrepreneurial individuals and families. She started her firm, Channel Family Assets in 2011 and works as a consultant to large families and individuals around their investments, estate planning, and family education.
From 2002-2011, Ms. Garner was one of a few founding Partners of Highmount Capital, a $2.5 billion dollar wealth management firm with offices in New York, Boston, Amsterdam and Zurich. While at Highmount, Ms. Garner was directly involved in having her firm achieve a number of awards, including the PAM Awards as the best multi-family office in 2011. She was responsible for the firm’s internal investment capabilities and led the investment portfolios and staff. During her tenure, she was responsible for the firm’s marketing and branding. While at Highmount, Ms. Garner was responsible for developing governance and financial education programs for families.
Ms. Garner received her BS from Tulane University in New Orleans and her MBA from Thunderbird, The Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona. Ms. Garner has served on a variety of non-for-profit boards including K.I.D.S. and was a founding and advisory member of The Redwoods Initiative. She has been a member of the Women’s Presidents Organization (WPO), Financial Women’s Association (FWA), New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), The CFA Institute, Financial Planning Associations (FPA), and STEP. She holds a series 65, and has her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She has been a member of Golden Seeds, a women’s angel investing group and on the Board of Springboard Enterprises, a venture catalyst for emerging growth ventures led by women.
Ms. Garner resides in Bronxville, New York with her two sons, Remy (11) and Jesse (9). She enjoys many actives including triathlons, skiing, cycling, travel and horseback riding.