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Register for Boston's Workshop on "What's Next" ~ November 9, 2017
Further information and registration available below.

"WAVE Access ~ Women in Alternatives Career Forum" - Chicago - November 7, 2017
Providing Access to women and employers across the broad continuum of careers in PE & VC.

The headlines and studies are pervasive on the gap in women in PE & VC and the value to diversity. The WAVE forum will provide a unified platform leveraging support from affiliated industry groups, to help encourage women to lean into the business and persist. The Access Forum will also efficiently help employers begin to solve the continued issue we hear on finding qualified female candidates across all levels of our business.

Click here to read Buyouts article on the Career Forum.

Sponsor Opportunities available: Contact Chrissie Pariso at chrissie.pariso@exeloncorp.com or Shannon Zoller at shannon@tephraadvisors.com

Online registration is closed - Contact Danielle Fraser, WAVE Coordinator, if interested in attending (wavecoordinator@gmail.com)

arrow   WAVE Access ~ Women in Alternatives Career Forum
Date: November 7th, 2017
Time: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Location: The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL

Providing Access to women and employers across the broad continuum of careers in PE & VC.

The headlines and studies are pervasive on the gap in women in PE & VC and the value to diversity. The WAVE forum will provide a unified platform leveraging support from affiliated industry groups, to help encourage women to lean into and persist with the business. The Access Forum will also efficiently help employers begin to solve the continued issue on finding qualified female prospects across all levels of our industry.

Event format
7:30-8am: Registration
8am: Seated Breakfast begins
8:158:30 am: Welcome Remarks

8:30-9:00 am: Panel 1 - Leading Ladies in Alternative Investments: What I Do, How I Got Here & My Advice to Others
Moderator: Kelly M. Williams, J.D., Senior Advisor, GCM Grosvenor
- Karen Kerr, Executive Managing Director, GE Ventures/Kaufman
- Jacqueline Rantanen, Managing Director, Hamilton Lane
- Karen Rhode, Partner, Aon
- Mary Tolan, Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders

9:00-9:30 am: Panel 2 - Thought Leaders in Continuum of Alternative Investment Careers: Where are the High Demand Areas & What Skills are in Demand
Moderator: Stephanie Carter, General Partner, ABS Capital Partners
- Elizabeth Bernich, Consultant, Caldwell Partners
- Beth Chartoff, Senior Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations and Business Development, Blackstone/GSO Capital Partners.
- Dana Johns, Senior Portfolio Manager, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
- Audrey Kinsman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Copper Trail Partners, LP
- Katie Ossman, Vice President, Water Street

9:30-10:00 am: Panel 3 - Why Diversity matters - How Diversity Initiatives are Shaping & Impacting their Business
Moderator: Brett Hickey, Founder & CEO, Star Mountain Capital
- Joseph Healey, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry International
- Irwin C. Loud III, Chief Investment Officer, Muller & Monroe Asset Management, LLC
- Peter Newman, Associate VP for Treasury Operations, University of Illinois System
- Matthew Wells, Global Head of Learning, Diversity & Inclusion, The Carlyle Group

10:00-10:10: Break
10:10-11:10 am: Topic Specific Roundtable Discussions (2 sessions; 25 minutes each)
11:10-11:15: Transition to Career Expo
11:15-12:00 pm: Career Expo

Who Should Attend?: Any organization in the alternatives industry that are looking to hire and/or interact with enthusiastic, qualified and highly educated women. The conference attendees who are attending as prospects will be pre-screened. The prospects will have backgrounds ranging from undergraduates through 2-3 years post MBA (including analysts/associates from investment banks, management consulting firms, accountants, lawyers, operators, marketers, etc.)

Format: Roundtables will be led by table captains, who will be the panelists, sponsors and industry veterans, helping to provide better direct Access and more targeted conversations. The roundtables will be assigned based on each prospect's area of interest and will serve as the attendee's seat location during the panels. In addition to the panels, there will be an Expo for organizations that are looking to hire and/or share additional information about their business or organization. A floor plan of table locations will be available to make meeting targeted groups more efficient.

Registration Fees:
General attendees: $25

Silver Sponsors: $250 for the first 5 groups silver level event sponsors; $350 for silver level event committed after the initial 5 groups. Benefits include: Listing in all event materials, Expo/ Exhibitor table, Roundtable captain position and attendance for 2 group representatives.

Gold Sponsors: $500 for our Gold level event sponsors. Benefits include: Listing in all event materials, Expo/Exhibitor table, one panel spot and/or multiple Roundtable captain positions; two group representatives and the Access participant resume book pre-conference.

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact: Danielle Fraser (wavecoordinator@gmail.com)

For any questions, please email:
Shannon Zoller (shannon@tephraadvisors.com) or
Chrissie Pariso (chrissie.pariso@exeloncorp.com)

Current sponsors, exhibitors and supporters include:
Venue Sponsor: Greenberg Traurig
Breakfast Sponsor: Stellus Capital Management
Gold Sponsors: Blackstone; GE Ventures; Reed Smith; Water Street; Great Hill Partners; The Vistria Group; Monroe Capital; Baird Capital; Chicago Pacific Founders; Madison Dearborn Partners; Hamilton Lane; The Carlyle Group; Caldwell Partners; Piper Jaffray; Goldman, Sachs & Co., PwC; Deloitte; Wells Fargo Private Bank
Silver Sponsors: Star Mountain Capital; Wind Point Partners; CAIA Association; Kinzie Capital Partners; New Mountain Capital; LaSalle Capital; Parker Dewey; Lockton Companies, Inc.; StepStone Group; Campbell Lutyens; Korn Ferry International; Mesirow Financial; Luminate Capital Partners
Supporters: The University of Chicago; The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Northwestern; Northwestern Kellogg School of Management; CALPA; IVCA; AAAIM; Kauffman Fellows; TENx; The Robert Toigo Foundation; PEWIN; PEAC; Kayo Conference Series; University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business; The University of Illinois
arrow   What's Next? Playing Around with Work, Money and Meaning
Date: November 9th, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Two International Place
Boston, MA
Join WAVE on November 9th for lunch and a workshop led by Denise Logan, Chief Inspiration Officer of Chase What Matters. Denise is well acquainted with the private equity world and WAVE has benefited from her wisdom when she has presented at previous events.

Whether you're evaluating your current role, gearing up for a promotion, realized you're on the "out" side of an up-or-out track or are ready for a change at this stage of your career, the question beckons: "What's Next?"

You'll learn more about yourself during our conversation than you will in a year of therapy. Using some fun tools, you'll uncover:
- where work, money and meaning come together in your life;
- what gets in the way and;
- some steps you can take to cultivate more of what matters in your life.

Come explore 'What's Next' for you.

Speaker: Denise Logan, Chief Inspiration Officer, Chase What Matters

Denise Logan has worked with more than 900 professionals as they navigate and answer the question "What's Next?" Her clients are investment professionals, attorneys, company founders - the common thread being a persistent thought "There's got to be more to life than this!" Before launching Chase What Matters, she served in a leadership role for a well-regarded executive recruiting firm in the alternative asset community. Prior to that, Denise established and led a DC area law firm representing hundreds of community associations. With her keen sense of empathy, time as an insider in our industry and an uncanny knack for asking playful and provocative questions, Denise will help you cut to the heart of the issue.

Event Format
12:00 pm - Arrival and Buffet Lunch
12:30 pm - Workshop
1:30 pm - Networking

Registration Fee $25 for WAVE members; $40 for Guests