Managing Director, Americas, CFA Institute
Board Chair, 100 Women in Finance
Carole Crawford is Managing Director, Americas and Global Events at CFA Institute, the largest global association of investment professionals. At CFA Institute, Carole is responsible for leadership, strategic direction and growth for the Americas, the largest region globally. She also leads the Global Events division, partnering with leading financial institutions, and government bodies, to deliver in-person conferences, virtual webinars and podcasts tackling the leading issues of the day within investment management and wider financial services.
Carole established her career at Morgan Stanley before founding fincap360, a boutique global family-office consulting and CFO practice, focused on venture and niche investments.
She is actively involved in the global Fintech ecosystem. She founded the 100WFintech Global Visibility Initiative and CFA Society New York’s Fintech Thought Leadership group. In 2020, she was recognized by NYC Fintech Women as an Inspiring Fintech Female Leader. She received CFA Society New York’s Volunteer Leader of the Year award and served on their Board of Directors.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan, completed the Certificate Investment Management Analyst Program at Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education, and completed the Investment Management Workshop at Harvard Business School. She is a NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Certified Director and a CFA charterholder.
At 100 Women in Finance, Carole founded the 100WFintech Initiative to elevate the public profile of female fintech leaders, enable stronger connection to the fintech ecosystem and inspire the next generation of female fintech talent. As a leading global forum for fintech, 100WFintech provides all members with access to exclusive content to stay abreast of innovation and the changing landscape of the global finance industry.
Carole is proud to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of 100WF, a welcoming professional community that embraces members of all backgrounds. She is passionate about 100WF’s 30/40 Vision, with the goal for women to occupy 30% of senior investment roles and executive committee positions by 2040. She sees 100WF’s action-oriented network, dedicated to empowering each other and promoting a more diverse industry, as a platform for women to thrive.
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