The First Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon
Please join us for a special luncheon at the 2017 Financial Excellence Forum!
Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of Caroline’s on Broadway, the iconic New York comedy venue, will headline our SAP Women Forward luncheon at the annual SAP Financial Excellence Forum. Join us at The Harvard Club in NYC on October 10–11 to hear thought leaders, customers, and SAP Partners share insight on how to gain instant financial insights and use them to make better decisions.
Doing the “right thing” often costs money. Sustainability practices, higher wages, longer family leave – they make employees happier, but they can also rack up extra expenses for your business. At the SAP Women Forward luncheon, co-hosted by SAP and PwC, we’ll tackle the challenges of taking the high road while managing to the bottom line. Join us as Caroline, along with Karen Seminara, CFO of Nickelodeon Kids, facilitates an open discussion around how CFOs can make smart, meaningful investments while realizing financial success. Register for the conference and luncheon here.
Caroline Hirsch
Founder and Owner of Carolines on Broadway

Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the iconic Carolines on Broadway, is a highly successful entrepreneur, producer, visionary, and innovator in the entertainment industry. She presides over one of the country’s most popular destinations for live comedy, and she founded and produces the annual New York Comedy Festival, which she launched in 2004.


Caroline’s illustrious 35-year career began with her opening a small New York club in 1982. The venue began booking up-and-coming comedians, like Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams, and was soon a rite of passage for performers. Her career quickly skyrocketed, and Carolines on Broadway became a worldwide destination. In addition to comedy, Caroline’s career has included television, film, and philanthropic projects. She’s received a multitude of awards and is cemented as an innovator and legend in the entertainment industry.

Karen Seminara
SVP and CFO, Nickelodeon Kids & Family Group

Karen Seminara is the CFO of the Nickelodeon Group, overseeing all financial functions for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, TeenNick, and Nick at Nite, as well as their complementary digital platforms. Seminara monitors the financial performance of Nickelodeon’s ancillary businesses, including Nick’s robust consumer product and licensing business, recreation, mobile apps, and download-to-own. She plays a vital role in the day-to-day decision making, prioritization of financial resources, and rationalization of businesses, partnering closely with all operating teams, as well as with the Production Management team to provide financial leadership and analytics for Nickelodeon’s Animation Studio. Seminara is also responsible for managing consumer products operations and production operations.

Elizabeth McNichol
Partner, PwC

Elizabeth is a principal at PwC and focuses on risk, compliance, and analytics for global companies that run SAP as their primary enterprise application. In this role, she focuses on risk mitigation strategies for companies that are implementing or currently using SAP solutions. She is also a leader in the firm’s effort to transform compliance and risk management processes through the use of analytics. In this role, Elizabeth is developing the technology, content, and methodology to enhance how clients approach risk and compliance related challenges.

The First Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon


October 10

12:00–1:15 p.m.

Harvard Alumni Club of New York

35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036