100 Women in Finance Announces New Global Association Board Members

Dec 9, 2020

New York, NY – December 9, 2020  – 100 Women in Finance (“100WF”) today announced the election of four new Global Association Board members: Rupal J. Bhansali, Carole K. Crawford, CFA, Barbara G. Novick and J. Becket Wolf. The new Board members’ three-year terms of service begin on January 1, 2021. Concurrently, 100WF announces the retirements of Board members Jane Abitanta and Joanne Pace.

100WF is a global finance industry organization with nearly 20,000 registered members. The organization is headquartered in New York and operates in 26 official global locations on five continents.


  • Rupal J. Bhansali is Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of international and global equity strategies at Ariel Investments, based in New York. She is a member of Barron’s Investment Roundtable and a sought-after speaker and commentator at industry conferences and with the financial news media. She is the author of Non-Consensus Investing: Being Right When Everyone Else Is Wrong and was 100WF’s 2019 North America Industry Leadership honoree. She was featured on Barron’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance” List in 2020. Mrs. Bhansali also serves on the Advisory Board of The Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership and is on the Investment Committee of The National WWII Museum Endowment.
  • Carole K. Crawford, CFA is founder and Managing Partner of fincap360, which develops venture portfolios for entrepreneurial family offices. She founded and chairs 100 Women in Finance’s 100WFinTech visibility initiative for women in senior fintech roles. Ms. Crawford further serves on the CFA Institute’s SGI Board of Regents and its Capital Markets Policy Council, as well as CFANY’s Board of Directors. She founded and chairs CFANY’s Fintech Thought Leadership Group and was recognized by NYC FinTech Women as a 2020 Inspiring FinTech Female.
  • Barbara G. Novick is Vice Chairman and co-founder of BlackRock, and a member of its Global Executive Committee, Enterprise Risk Committee, Geopolitical Risk Committee, Sustainable Finance Task Force, and External Affairs Committee. In her current role, Ms. Novick oversees BlackRock’s global efforts for public policy. She is an Executive Committee member of the Investment Company Institute and serves on MSCI’s Editorial Advisory Board. She is further a current member of the Peterson Institute for International Economics Board, the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, the Center for Financial Stability Advisory Board, and the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership Advisory Board. Ms. Novick previously served on the Cornell University Board and the Westchester Jewish Center board and coached in the Westchester Youth Soccer League. In 2013, she was recognized with 100WF’s Effecting Change Award at the organization’s New York Gala.
  • J. Becket Wolf is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Privet Capital, LLC, a single-family office. Earlier he was Managing Director in the Hedge Fund Solutions Group at The Blackstone Group, and Head of Fundamental Credit for Citadel. Mr. Wolf additionally serves on the Board of Directors for Bronxville (NY) Youth Lacrosse Association.

Lauren Malafronte, Chair of 100WF’s Global Association Board said, “Speaking for the Board and 100WF’s global membership, we warmly welcome Rupal, Carole, Barbara and Becket to the Board and look forward to their contributions.” She continued, “The new Board members’ terms will commence at the start of our year-long celebration of 100WF’s 20th Anniversary. One of key areas of focus in our 20th Anniversary year will be recognition of our members’ volunteer service to the organization, which has enabled our global growth, expanded our member services, and created valuable impact within the global financial services industry. Together, with the incumbent board members, these new Board members will help to ensure that the legacy of our members’ efforts over the past two decades is sustained into the future.”

Ms. Malafronte further commented, “We also offer our sincere appreciation to retiring board members Jane Abitanta and Joanne Pace for their board service and long history of dedication to the organization. Both Jane and Joanne are to be commended for their commitment to the fulfillment of 100WF’s mission and to strong governance. They will be much missed around the board table, but we look forward to their continued contributions as 100WF members.”


(AS OF JANUARY 1, 2021)


100WF Global Chair
Lauren Malafronte
Managing Director, Scotiabank
100WF Global Vice Chair
Elaine Crocker
President, Moore Capital Management
Dagmar Baeuerle
COO & Co-Founder, Inventio Capital Management (HK) Limited
Sara McKerihan
Managing Director, Citi Global Markets
Rupal J. Bhansali
CIO and Portfolio Manager,
International and Global Equity Strategies,
Ariel Investments
Michelle Morris
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Christina Bodden
Partner, Maples and Calder
Barbara G. Novick
Vice Chairman and Co-Founder, BlackRock
Dr. Ulrike Hoffmann-Burchardi
Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Tudor Investment Corporation
Archana Parekh
Portfolio Manager, Millennium Capital Management
100WF Treasurer
Diana Cantor
Partner, Alternative Investment Management, LLC
100WF Secretary
Judith Posnikoff
Managing Director, Martlet Asset Management
Carole K. Crawford, CFA
Founder and Managing Partner, fincap360
Armando Senra
Head of US, Canada & Latin America iShares, BlackRock
Jennifer Dunn
Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
J. Becket Wolf
CEO and CIO, Privet Capital, LLC
Mina Gerowin
Non Executive Director, CNH
Advisory Board, RUSI

About 100 Women in Finance

100 Women in Finance’s near 20,000 registered members strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage. Its members inspire, equip and advocate for a new generation of industry leadership, in which women and men serve as investment professionals and executives, equal in achievement and impact. Through Education, Peer Engagement and Impact, the organization furthers the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career, and enables their positive influence over pre-career young women.

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