NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2015) -  Joyce Frost, co-founder of Riverside Risk Advisors LLC, a leading independent derivatives advisory firm in New York City, will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the Booth Women Connect Conference hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on Friday, October 23rd. 

Frost will share her experience as a co-founder of a successful derivatives advisory firm, as a woman leader on Wall Street and in the nonprofit community, and as a working mother. She will offer guidance on how to achieve personal growth and career success.

Frost reflects, "I always say that you have to build up your own currency. Instead of following in everybody else's footsteps, blaze your own trail, differentiate yourself and make a difference to others. This is what drives your value."

Paul J. Taubman, President of the Board of Directors of New York Cares, said, "Joyce has been a passionate leader at New York Cares and has seen the organization significantly grow its impact and reach during her 21-year tenure on the Board. New York Cares now serves more than 400,000 New Yorkers in need through education programs, meal service, revitalization projects, and more, and Joyce has played no small part in this effort to make New York City an even better place to live and work."

A successful professional with over 25 years of experience in financial services, wife and mother of three, Frost worked at Wall Street firms, including Morgan Stanley and Chase, before founding Riverside in 2008. Frost earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, class of '89 and a BS in Finance from Indiana University's Kelly School of Business. 

About Riverside Risk Advisors LLC
Riverside Risk Advisors LLC is a New York-based independent derivatives advisory firm offering its clients deep expertise in interest rate, currency, equity and commodity derivatives. Riverside professionals have decades of experience negotiating, structuring and executing a wide variety of hedges and derivative transactions. Riverside's clients include many of the largest and most sophisticated corporations, project finance and private equity sponsors, real estate funds, and financial institutions. Learn more at

About the Women Connect Conference
The Booth Women Connect Conference is the event of the year to connect with women within the Chicago Booth network and the broader Chicago business community. Celebrating its fifth year in 2015, the one-day conference provides the opportunity to hear distinguished faculty speakers and accomplished Booth alumnae provide insights as leaders in business and research.

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