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100 Women in Finance is especially proud to have featured over 1,300 female speakers at our global events since inception. These 1,300 speakers come from diverse backgrounds and represent all aspects of the investment world – from portfolio managers to C-Suite executives, from legal counsel to marketing and business development professionals, from senior accountants to institutional investors. In the first month of this year alone, we had 26 female speakers at our events around the globe, a record number in any one month. And 16 of those 26 speakers are investors.

We know that young people need role models to inspire them to success. As a global industry association of more than 15,000 members, 100 Women in Finance is focused on empowering women. But to achieve this goal, we need to encourage successful women in the industry to be visible. One of our goals for 2018 will be to find opportunities to actively feature women in the financial industry – in our internal and external communications, at our events, and in partnership with external industry conferences. We want the next generation of young women to be inspired to join and succeed in the finance industry, and that starts by ensuring they know of, and can see other women who have succeeded.

We want to challenge men and women in the industry to join us in our mission of empowering women. If you are, or you know, a senior woman in the industry, please reach out so we can give opportunities to speak at our events and external conferences. If you are an industry conference provider or a firm in the industry who cares about diverse panels, we want to partner with you and introduce you to female speakers who are experts in every aspect of the financial industry.

Let’s make 2018 a banner year for highlighting and celebrating female talent in the financial industry.

Featured Female Speakers 2018

Salute to Global Angels (London)

Dr. Dambisa Moyo
, global economist and author, addressed the interplay of international commerce and the global economy, and the impact on investment opportunity. The address was followed by private tour of the historic Reform Club, which kindly hosted the breakfast gathering. Deep appreciation to Dr. Moya, who was made a 10WF Honouree Angel at the event.

Looking Back to Move Forward: A Conversation with Dr Alice Rivlin (New York)

15 Oct | New York | 100WF members were honored to experience the reflections and outlook of Dr. Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Dr. Rivlin (left) appeared in convivial conversation with moderator Gillian Tett (right), US Managing Editor, Financial Times. The audience appreciated Dr. Rivlin’s candor, wisdom and continued enthusiasm for a rewarding career in public service.

Thank you to Schulte, Roth & Zabel for hosting and congratulations to the New York Education Committee for the opportunity to engage with a legend in our field.

Billion Dollar Women (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong’s ever-popular “Billion Dollar Women” series featured Clara Chan (right), Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s CIO (Private Investments) and recipient of 100WF’s 2016 Asia Industry Leadership Award. She appeared in conversation with Blackstone’s Carol Kim (left), 100WF co-founder and emerita board member.
(photo date: October 10, 2018; permission for public use granted by Clara Chan and Carol Kim)

100WF Senior Practitioner Breakfast with Kathleen McCarthy, Global Co-Head Blackstone Real Estate (New York)

As Co-head of Blackstone’s Real Estate business, Kathleen McCarthy oversees total assets of $119B and the global operations of the world’s largest real estate investment firm.Senior practitioners enjoyed an intimate conversation between Kathleen and Jane Abitanta, Founder and CEO of Perceval Associates and Board Member of 100 Women in Finance.

4 Oct 2018 (Paris)

Leda Braga
, Chief Executive Officer of Systematica, was the guest of 100 Women in Finance at an intimate breakfast held in an hôtel particulier in Paris.Moderated by Catherine Keyes Guichard, Leda shared stories about the motivating factors in her career journey, as well as how Sytematica sees quant as the investment style of the future and how quant investing can address ESG issues.Leda also spoke about how she sees being an active member of 100 Women in Finance as a way of giving back and inspiring the next generation of young women.

Read more about our Female Fund Manager visibility campaign here:

Investing in Emerging and Frontier Markets (London)

Gergana Thiel,
J.P. Morgan, Annachiara Marcandalli, Cambridge Associates, Hopewell Wood, Glen Point Capital, Jennifer Bishop, Willis Towers Watson, Parvoleta Shtereva, GEMCORP

Trends in Private Equity Investing (New York)

Conway Bate
, KKR, Meghna Desai, NY Presbyterian, Michelle Davidson, TorreyCove, Jessican Brennan, Carlyle, Kristin Mott, Seamax Capital

The Female Millennial: An Era of New Talent (New York)

Elizabeth Diep
, Partner, PwC, Milca Beltre, Senior VP/Global Tax Director, AllianceBernstein, Melissa Amler, Director, UBS Hedge Fund Solutions, Turia Lahlou, Principal, KKR Credit, Jennifer Allyn, Diversity, Strategy Leader, PwC

Fireside Chat with Nancy Zimmerman (New York)

Nancy Zimmerman,
Moderator, Co-Founder, Bracebridge Capital

Public and Private Perspectives: Asia’s Investors Discuss 2018’s Outlook (Hong Kong)

Jodi Schneider 
Moderator, Senior News Editor, Bloomberg; Helen Qiao, Managing Director, Chief Economist for Greater China and Head of Asia Economics Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Lihong Wang, Managing Director, Bain Capital Private Equity (Asia), LLC and Helen Zhu, Managing Director, Head of China Equities, Fundamental Equities, BlackRock

The Markets in 2018 and Beyond (London)

Karen Karniol-Tambor
, Head of Investment Research, Bridgewater Associates and Alison Sharpe, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

2018 Market Outlook (New York)

Subadra Rajappa
, Managing Director, Head of US Rates Strategy, Societe Generale, Ellen Zentner, Managing Director, Chief US Economist Morgan Stanley, Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG, Kate Moore, Managing Director, Chief Equity Strategist, BlackRock

Private Equity Kickoff Event (New York)

Kristin Mott
, Managing Director InvestorRelations and Marketing, Seamax Capital Management LLC, Mona Aboelnaga, Managing Partner, K6 Investments

East Coast Investor Conference Capitalizing on Diversity and Returns: Investing With Women Managers (New York)

Camille Asaro
, Partner Investment Management, KPMG, Beth Heath, Director of Hedge Fund Research, Colonial Consulting LLC, Abigail Archibald, Portfolio Manager, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Susan Webb, CIO, Appomattox, Dana Johns, Senior Portfolio Manager, Maryland State Retirement System

100WF’s 800th education event (New York)


Fireside Chat with Jean Hynes, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at Wellington Management

A Seaside Chat with Meredith Whitney (Bermuda)

Alison Morrison
, Managing Director of Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Ltd. and Chair of 100 Women in Finance in Bermuda, Fiona Luck, former insurance executive and recent appointee to Lloyd’s Franchise Board, Meredith Whitney and Sean Moran, Head of Business Development, The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA).

Infrastructure: The Evolution Of A Growing Global Asset Class (New York)

Jayaprada Viswanadha
, Americas Head of Advisory in Energy & Infrastructure, Credit Agricole, Anjali Varma, Principal Syndications Officer, Co-Investor Solutions Unit, IFC, Hadley Peer Marshall, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Infrastructure Group, Deborah Zurkow, Global Head of Alternatives, Allianz Global Investors, Mona Dajani, Principal Partner, Chair Investments, Infrastructure and Energy, Baker & McKenzie LLP