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WAVE Access ~ Second Annual Women in Alternatives Career Forum

November 06, 2018
7:30 AM - 2:10 PM
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New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
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Join WAVE for our second annual forum to learn, engage and network with industry veterans across the spectrum of careers (buyout, VC, LP, placement agents, FOFs, distressed, real estate, private credit) and continue to expand the "pipeline" of talented women in our industry.

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 candidates across all levels of our industry.

Registration for this event is now closed. Contact Danielle Fraser, WAVE Coordinator at wavecoordinator@gmail.com for assistance.

The student application process closed as of September 30, 2018.  Students were notified by October 15 if accepted. For any questions, please email wavecoordinator@gmail.com.

Agenda:
7:30-8:00 am: Registration
8:00 am: Seated Breakfast
8:15–8:30 am: Welcome Remarks; Keynote Speakers
8:30-9:15 am: Panel 1 - Exploring the Continuum of Careers in Alternative Investments – Investment Management
9:15-10:30 am: Panel 2 – Exploring the Continuum of Careers in Alternative Investments – Investment Allocators
10:30-11:15 am: Panel 3 - Male Perspective on Diversity, Culture, and Teams
11:15 -11:30 am: Break
11:30-12:00 pm: Topic Specific Roundtable Discussions
12:00-12:10 pm: Transition to Expo
12:10-2:10 pm: Career Expo

Speakers and Moderators:

Keynote Speakers:
- Kathleen McCarthy, Global Co-Head of Real Estate, Blackstone
- Tina St. Pierre, Partner & Chief Administrative Office, Landmark Partners

Panel 1 - Exploring the Continuum of Careers in Alternative Investments – Investment Management
Moderator: Luisa Beltran, Senior Editor at PE HUB/Buyouts Insider
Panelists:
Elizabeth Betten, Manager Director, Madison Dearborn Partners
Michelle Creed, Managing Director, Landmark Partners
Kelly Ford, Partner, Edison Partners
Julia Kahr, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Panel 2 - Exploring the Continuum of Careers in Alternative Investments – Investment Allocators
Moderator: Deborah Bronston-Culp, COO and CFO of Parity Partners
Panelists:
Lindsay Creedon, Partner at StepStone Group LP
Julia Paliare, Managing Director, RSL Investments
Dhvani Shah, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
Alisa Wood, Client and Partner Group, KKR

Panel 3 - Male Perspective on Diversity, Culture, and Teams
Moderator: Todd Mazur, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Panelists:
William Q. Derrough, Managing Director & Co-Head of Recapitalization & Restructuring Group, Moelis & Company
Mark Evans, Principal Investment Officer, State of Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds
Mark Jenkins, Managing Director and Head of Global Credit, The Carlyle Group
Marty Nesbitt, Co-CEO, The Vistria Group, LLC

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