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100 Women in Finance Appoints Paula Volent, CIO, Bowdoin College as New Global Association Board Member

December 21, 2017

100 Women in Finance (100WF) today announces Paula Volent, Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President at Bowdoin College, will join the Global Association Board effective January 1, 2018. 100 Women in Finance is a global, practitioner-driven nonprofit organization that serves more than 15,000 professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries.

Prior to joining Bowdoin College in July 2000, Ms. Volent was a Senior Associate at the Yale Investments Office. Ms. Volent has a BA from the University of New Hampshire; a Master’s Degree in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University; a Certificate in Conservation from the Conservation Center at NYU, with a specialization in the conservation of works of art on paper; and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Prior to focusing on endowment management, Paula worked as a paper conservator at the New-York Historical Society, the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, the LA County Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. She also ran a private paper conservation studio in Los Angeles, California. She serves on the Board of Advisors of the Yale School of Management, a member of the Investment Committee of the Pritzker Family Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of Girls Who Invest, a Trustee of the Skowhegan School of Art and Painting, and an Investment Committee Member of the Rockefeller Foundation.

Paula Volent received 100 Women in Finance’s 2017 North American Industry Leadership Award at the New York Gala in November. The award recognizes extraordinary women who have shown leadership in the finance and alternative investment industries. Honorees demonstrate talent, business ethics and a passion for investing that define our industry’s standards of excellence.

Incoming Chair of the Board and Managing Director at Scotiabank, Lauren Malafronte, said, “Paula Volent is widely recognized as a leader among investment professionals for her outstanding stewardship of the endowment at Bowdoin College. On behalf of the officers and Board, I am thrilled that she will bring her perspective to our discussions and initiatives, as we continue to welcome more women investment managers to the organization.”

Paula Volent said, “I am truly honored to join the 100 Women in Finance Global Board. The mission of the organization, with a focus on networking and educational opportunities for professional women in the finance industry, coupled with philanthropic support of organizations that will make a difference in the world, becomes more important with the passage of time.  I look forward to working with the Board in supporting the important and growing role of women in the finance industry.”

About 100 Women in Finance
100 Women in Finance (100women.org) is a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries working together to empower women at every stage of their careers. Through peer engagement, philanthropic, and educational initiatives, our more than 15,000 members are making connections and creating opportunities that help to advance careers and strengthen our field.

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