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Thank you for your support!
With over 100+ attendees at our Industry Insights event in New York, we featured leaders across the industry focused on Diversity and Inclusion efforts and the continued momentum to affect lasting change. We remain steadfast in our mission – Advancing Inclusive Leadership in Finance. We appreciate your continued efforts and support, critical to the next generation of finance leaders.
Thank you to our gracious hosts, speakers and all those who attended in support of the Toigo Foundation.
We are hosting our Toigo Los Angeles Industry Insights event in recognition of 35 years of impact – don’t miss out!

New York

Industry Insights is recognized as another notable gathering organized by Toigo, serving as a platform for industry professionals to engage in discussions relevant to Toigo's work. Covering a spectrum of topics ranging from investments to governance, and from education to inclusion, this event attracts the investment community for candid conversations on critical issues.

Wednesday, May 29
Doors11:30 AM
Program| 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Greenberg Traurig Offices
1 Vanderbilt Avenue,
New York, NY 10

Strength & Resiliency—Navigating the Path Forward

With recent legislative, political and cultural shifts, the commitment to driving change and equity—the core of Toigo’s 35-year mission—has become increasingly challenging. At the same time, the population of diverse talent committed to careers in finance continues to grow.
Building on our 2023 Industry Insights exchanges, Toigo invites you to join the Foundation to continue the dialogue—to explore the issues, network with colleagues and together, recommit to driving change. 

  • What are organizations doing to ensure their commitment to diverse talent is resolute? 

  • How are public plans/foundations and endowments continuing to strive for equity and access for all? 

  • What can we do as leaders to ensure past momentum is not lost, but can be built upon to drive future action and needed change?



Reena Ninan
Television journalist, Media Executive and Entrepreneur

Reena Ninan is a television journalist and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Good Trouble Productions, a media company focused on amplifying causes through producing, distributing, and hosting engaging content. Reena created and hosts two top-rated podcasts, Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting and HERO: The Hidden Economics of Remarkable Women. She has served as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East—reporting from Baghdad to Beirut to Jerusalem—as well as a White House Correspondent for ABC News.  She also anchored the CBS Weekend news in New York. Reena is most passionate about foreign affairs, female entrepreneurship, economic inclusion, mental health/wellness, and creating thriving communities.


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Kim Lew
President & CEO, Columbia Investment Management Company

Kim Lew, an investment professional with decades of experience in asset management, was recently named president and chief executive officer of the Columbia Investment Management Company, with responsibility for overseeing the University’s endowment. Lew comes to Columbia after thirteen years at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, where she served as vice president and chief investment officer and managed an endowment that supports a wide range of education programs. A native of New York City and a product of its public schools, Lew graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School. She began her career as a credit analyst at Chemical Bank, later joining the Prudential Group and then the Ford Foundation, where she spent more than a decade handling technology and private-equity investments. She joined the Carnegie Corporation to direct its private-equity stakes in 2007, becoming its chief investment officer in 2016. As the head of Columbia Investment Management Company, Lew is responsible for the management of an $11 billion endowment whose income provides a perpetual source of support for University programs.

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Onay Payne
Senior Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Manulife Investment Management
Toigo Alumna

Onay Payne is a Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Manulife Investment Management (“Manulife IM”). Ms. Payne is responsible for driving the strategy and development of ESG/Impact investment capabilities across the Manulife IM platform. Ms. Payne partners with Manulife IM’s investment, asset management and investor relations teams in screening investments; identifying risks and opportunities with respect to ESG/Impact; optimizing portfolio construction; enhancing asset performance; maximizing returns; and establishing performance benchmarking for ESG/Impact. Ms. Payne serves on Manulife IM’s Global Real Estate Leadership Team. Prior to joining MIM, Ms. Payne was the Managing Director of Real Estate at Lafayette Square, a national investment platform focused on achieving risk-adjusted returns for investors while positively supporting people and communities in overlooked places and underserved markets. Prior to joining Lafayette, Ms. Payne was an equity owner and Managing Director of Clarion Partners. As a Portfolio Manager, she was responsible for close to ten billion dollars in assets under management over the course of her 19-year tenure, having overseen several separate account and co-mingled investment mandates covering all major property types and markets throughout the United States. She also oversaw Clarion’s Mexico platform and served on the firm’s Investment and Career Management Committees. Ms. Payne began working in the real estate and finance industries in 1997. Ms. Payne is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, from which she received an A.B. in 1997. She received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 2003, where she was a Robert Toigo Foundation (“Toigo”) Fellow. Ms. Payne is fluent in Spanish. Ms. Payne currently serves as Chair of the Toigo Alumni Endowment Board and Chair of the Audit, Finance & Investment Committee of the Mark Morris Dance Group board of directors. She is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”), where she serves as a Global Governing Trustee, a Vice Chair of the national Technology and Real Estate Council, and a ULI NY Advisory Board Member; the Real Estate Executive Council (“REEC”); the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board; WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate; and the Advisory Board of Building Cyber Security. In 2023, Ms. Payne was recognized on the Commercial Observer’s 2023 Power 100 list, featured in Bloomberg Markets Magazine and in Commercial Property Executive’s Female Leaders in CRE. Previously, she was a featured contributor to Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2023, selected as a member of the Commercial Observer’s 2021 Power Finance 50 list, featured in the Pace Common Ground Campaign for Gender Equality in 2017, inducted into the Toigo Foundation’s inaugural “40 Under 40” in 2013, and featured in Real Estate Forum Magazine’s “Women of Influence 2010.”

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Carlos Rangel
Chief Investment Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Carlos Rangel is chief investment officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. In this role, he leads the investment office and supports the foundation’s efforts to promote thriving children, working families, and equitable communities. During his more than a decade at the foundation, Carlos has held different roles within the investment office. In addition to his investment duties, Carlos has recently been a co-executive sponsor for the Expanding Equity work at the Kellogg Foundation in partnership with the CEO’s office and the vice president for program strategy. Carlos is on the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation board of trustees, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Advisory Committee on Racial Equity (TACRE), the Managed Funds Association (MFA) Board of Directors, and Milken Institute’s Inclusive Capitalism Council. Before joining the foundation, Rangel spent nine years at Managed Asset Portfolios researching public equities. From 2008 – 2010, he taught undergraduate finance classes part-time as an adjunct instructor at Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration. Rangel earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from the University of Michigan–Dearborn. He holds the following designations: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and Certificates in Investment Performance Management (CIPM) and Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR). He volunteers at Family & Children Services.

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Kathryn Sayko
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, PGIM

Kathy Sayko leads PGIM’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts, reporting directly to PGIM’s CEO. She and her team develop strategic inclusion initiatives, collaborate with PGIM’s business heads and Human Resources on recruiting and retention efforts, work with internal and external advocacy and affinity organizations, and partner with leaders in the investment industry to advance equity and inclusion across asset management. Her team spearheaded Inclusion Counts, a global culture change strategy that instills new inclusive behaviors habits for managers through training, practice and accountability. Under her leadership, PGIM has launched an HBCU Investment Strategy aimed at providing education and training for HBCU endowment stewards and several HBCU student-run investment funds. She serves as chair of the Prudential DEI Portfolio Council, which aims to expand the universe of asset management firms owned and operated by ethnically diverse and women managers. In 2022, Kathy was named to Insider’s list of DEI Trailblazers in Corporate America. Kathy established PGIM’s first Inclusion Council, comprised of the company’s seven CEOs with specific mandates for action. Her team introduced a global programming and education series for International Women’s Day and Pride Month, among other cultural and heritage acknowledgments, and in 2020 launched the Ron Andrew’s Diversity Scholarship. Kathy is on the board of directors for Integrate Autism Employment Advisors. She is an active industry advocate for DEI and, serves as an advisor to several industry organizations including Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA), Investment Company Institute (ICI) and the Chartered Financial Advisor Institute (CFA). Before assuming her current role, Kathy served as a Managing Director on Prudential Financial, Inc.'s (PFI) Client Management team, where she maintained relationships with executives at PFI’s largest clients and financial partners. Kathy was actively engaged in the PGIM Women’s Advisory Council and served on the Board of the Prudential’s Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APA) BRG. Prior to joining PFI in 2011, Kathy was with JPMorgan Chase for 17 years, most recently in their Diversified Investment Banking Coverage group. Prior to that, Kathy held leadership roles in JPM’s Debt Capital Markets, Acquisition Finance, and Loan Capital Markets businesses. She was deeply involved in talent and diversity efforts and was a founding member of the JPM Women’s Efficacy Program. Kathy holds an MBA in finance from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a BBA in computer science from James Madison University. She holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

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