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a COMMUNITY for women in investment funds

About Women in funds

BACKGROUND

WOMEN IN FUNDS is a social community for the female leaders working in the private investment funds industry (hedge, PE, venture, credit, crypto and real estate funds) and select senior leaders at law firms, allocators, banks and industry consultants. Members represent over 50 funds.

 

WOMEN IN FUNDS' objective is to create opportunity and support for members through its tight-knit community for leading women in the investment funds industry. We value camaraderie, teamwork and positivity. We connect members with each other and other influential game changers at social and charitable events. We educate on developing industry trends and skills. We inspire each other to support women in the industry, create new opportunities through partnerships, and focus on becoming more extraordinary. 


WOMEN IN FUNDS is simultaneously a catalyst for and a supporter of, female momentum. Women are still a minority at investment funds, making up only ~ 11% of senior roles. 


WOMEN IN FUNDS believes that the creation of our community will result in a reduction in the loss of female talent, an expansion in the proportion of female talent in the senior ranks, and the creation of  new synergies and opportunities for dealmaking. Cognitive diversity is beneficial to the investment world and women alike. 


WOMEN IN FUNDS was founded in 2016 out of a conviction that female leaders in the investment funds industry deserve a tight-knit social community designed to meet their particular career needs.




INSPIRE, CONNECT, EDUCATE

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WOMEN IN FUNDS wants its members to BE EXTRAORDINARY in their careers. 


The only organization of its kind in the investment fund industry, our community brings together talented female investment fund leaders in legal, IR, trading, tax, investment, compliance and operations. We encourage you to support one another and move forward together. 

We welcome and invite men to join us in the conversation and attend our events. 

We are based in NYC. 


If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of becoming a WOMEN IN FUNDS  member, send us a note using the submission form below. 






BE EXTRAORDINARY

SELECT PAST EVENTS

  • Social Outing | Summer 2019: Verbal Skills for Power


  • Social Outing | Spring 2019: Comedy Night with TalksOnLaw and a lineup of stand-up comedians


  • Charitable Outing | Robin Hood Benefit | May 2019


  • Charitable Outing | Her Justice Photograph Auction | May 2019


  • Quarterly Signature Event | Spring 2019: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce addressed Women in Funds, co-hosted by Gibson Dunn. CLE credit provided. Discussion focused on crypto regulation and board diversity.


  • Charitable Outing | Jazz Foundation's 17th Annual A Great Night in Jazz at the Apollo Theater.


  • Social Outing | Winter 2019 - Knicks game at MSG.


  • Quarterly Signature Event | Winter 2019:  Networking Cocktails and Educational Panel on Fund/D&O Insurance Best Practices and Regulatory Investigation Defense. Panelists from Duff & Phelps (Ann Gittleman) and Crystal Co. (Graig Vicidomino). CLE credit provided.


  • Quarterly Signature Event | Fall 2018  Book Launch at the Gehry Building: Cocktails and a Reading by Author Vanessa Hua from her new novel "A River of Stars," followed by networking with special industry surprise guests.


  • Quarterly Signature Event | Summer 2018:  Roundtable on Navigating and Responding to #metoo. How #metoo is shaping the investment fund world, in collaboration with Gibson Dunn (speakers Greta Williams and Mary Beth Maloney) and Duval & Stachenfeld (speakers Terri Adler and Jessica Millet).  CLE prof. practice & ethics credit provided.




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