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Women in Investment Management Conference


Gender Diversity in the C-Suite and Boardroom: Blazing a Path

Brenda Trenowden, CFA, and Diane Nordin, CFA, shared firsthand knowledge about corporate board composition and governance, as well as advice on how women in investment management can blaze their own paths to serving on boards.

Collective Intelligence: Three Factors for Building Smarter Teams

So what is it that makes one team "smarter" than another? Anita Williams Woolley believes it's collective intelligence. A key component of collective intelligence is social perceptiveness. and it turns out women tend to be better at that than men. So when constructing teams, be sure to include more women.

Sallie Krawcheck Discusses How to Conquer Groupthink

Fresh off her ouster as CEO of Citi Global Wealth Management, Sallie Krawcheck spent some time studying the causes of the Great Recession. An epiphany led her to what she believes was the prime culprit: groupthink. So is there a cure for groupthink that could forestall another financial crisis? Krawcheck thinks there is.

Financial Services Leadership: Demographics and the Glass Ceiling

The pioneering businesswoman Barbara Roberts examined how far women in finance have come in the last 50 years and presented some surprising research about where things may be heading today in her presentation at the recent Women in Investment Management Conference. In particular, she focused on demographic changes, the ongoing pay gap, and the blossoming influence of millennials.

How to Build a Better Business through Diversity

Truly diverse teams bring to bear broader networks of resources, power, and talent and when led by a culturally fluent leader can significantly outperform less diverse teams. Abandoning exclusionary habits and building a consistently inclusive firm culture is not a simple endeavor. Still, as leaders you can employ strategies to move the firm in this direction.

Women in Investment Management: The Business Case for Diversity

If you work in the mutual fund industry, take a look around. How many women do you see? My guess: Not too many.

Self-Promotion Is Key to Career Success

Diligence and hard work, keeping your nose to the grindstone, will always pay off when seeking to land your next promotion or job opportunity, right? Actually, no.

Women and Alpha: “Money Is on Everybody’s Mind”

Have you ever wondered why women and men make different investment decisions and what effect, if any, this has on alpha?

Five Battle-Tested Strategies for Success

Carla Harris explains how you can survive and thrive at work — without stifling your authentic self.

Women in Investment Management Wrap-Up: Risk-Taking, Networks, and Success

Read the most important take-aways and browse the social media highlights from our inaugural Women in Investment Management Conference.



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