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Achieving Peak Performance: Lessons from the Mountain Tops

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Professional Development Series

The same characteristics that make a strong climber also make a successful business person. Don't miss this inspirational event designed to take you higher in your aspirations, both personal and professional. Emilie Cortes is a former FWSF member who will share the amazing parallels between the business and mountaineering worlds complete with breathtaking photography and thrilling personal experiences. Emilie Cortes has a mission – to inspire all, and especially women, to face challenge, risk, and fear differently and break down internal barriers to our dreams through positive experiences in the outdoors. Join us for breakfast with Emilie and your fellow FWSF colleagues also striving for personal heights in their careers and lives.

Sunrise on the mountain

Registration ends January 13


Our Speaker: Emilie Cortes, MBA, CFA, CAIA

Emilie CortesEmilie is a motivational speaker and Owner/President of Call of the Wild Adventures, Inc., an all women’s adventure travel company. She recently left her finance career to align her passion and vocation – empowering women through positive experiences in the outdoors. Emilie’s 17-year career in financial services has spanned business valuations, quantitative risk analytics for equity and fixed income investors and Structured Credit transactions. Emilie received her MBA in Finance from UC Berkeley and her BSBA in International Business from American University, graduating summa cum laude. She has climbed peaks on 6 of the 7 continents and reached 23,000 feet on the flanks of a Himalayan giant. Emilie speaks frequently at conferences and workshops inspiring both men and women to reach for greater heights. You can learn more about Emilie at and her adventure travel company at

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