M&A Empow’her’ment – Spotlighting the Women in the M&A World

Introducing M&A Empow’her’ment, a groundbreaking video series dedicated to empowering and celebrating women’s achievements in the dynamic world of M&A.

The mission of M&A Empow’her’ment is to amplify the voices, experiences, and achievements of women in M&A. Through insightful conversations, personal experiences, and expert insights, our goal is to inspire, empower, and provide a platform for women to share their journeys, strategies, struggles, and lessons learned while navigating the intricate and dynamic M&A world.

“I am thrilled to have you join me on this journey of M&A Empow’her’ment. I promise you captivating discussions, fresh insights, and a deeper understanding of the fascinating and complex world of M&A.”

Kelsey Thomas, Senior Manager, Advisory Services

M&A Empow’her’ment is broken down into several mini-episodes to cover current and relevant topics in the M&A world. In every episode, we extend a warm invitation to the innovators, industry trailblazers, and professional experts to impart their wisdom and share their stories. Through captivating and stimulating conversations, we strive to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and drive positive change for future generations of women in M&A.

New Episodes!

Empowering Growth: ACG’s Women M&A Leaders

In this episode, our audience will meet Rudy Scarito, President of RS Finance and Consulting and President of the Boston Chapter of ACG. Rudy speaks to ACG’s role in the middle market M&A ecosystem and how ACG supports women in its various initiatives.

Be the Change: Women Empowering Women

Our host, Kelsey Thomas, chats with Daniela Messina, Founder and Managing Member of Portside Capital Solutions and Co-Chair of the ACG Women’s Connection Committee. Daniela speaks to her multi-faceted support of women in the financial industry.


Previous Episodes

Culture Fusion: HR in M&A

In episode six, our audience will meet Ashley Rice, HR Integration Leader at Cisco. Ashley speaks to her role and experiences in integrating the HR function after a transaction.

Financial Wizards: Women in Due Diligence

In episode seven, our audience will meet Jeanette Jordan, Partner in Transaction Advisory at Withum. Jeanette speaks to her role and experiences at Withum in the M&A process for both buy-side and sell-side engagements.

Portfolio Powerhouses: Women at the Helm

In episode eight, our audience will meet Sharon Heaton, Founder and CEO of sbLiftOff. Sharon speaks to her role as a trusted advisor in the M&A process for both buy-side and sell-side engagements.


Meet Your Host

Kelsey Thomas has over 15 years of professional experience in assurance and transaction advisory services. In her role at Withum, she specializes in buy-side, sell-side, and other transaction-related advisory support services with in-depth knowledge and experience in the manufacturing, distribution and logistics, technology, and consumer products industries. When she’s not working, you’re likely to find Kelsey hanging out with her husband and two rescue pit bulls, on the volleyball court, or cheering on the Bills!

M&A Empow’her’ment Videos on YouTube

M&A Empow’her’ment is a groundbreaking video series dedicated to empowering and celebrating women’s achievements in the dynamic world of M&A. Subscribe to Withum’s YouTube channel for more exciting episodes!

Contact Us

For more information on this topic, reach out to Withum’s Transaction Advisory Team today.