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2020 Women in Alternative Investments Virtual Career Forum

November 10, 2020 12:00 AM to November 13, 2020 4:00 PM
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Virtual Meeting


Join WAVE for the fourth annual Career Forum, an opportunity for students and recent graduates interested in a career in alternative investments to learn, engage and network with industry veterans and continue to expand the "pipeline" of talented women in our industry.

The gender gap in alternative investments is pronounced. The WAVE virtual Career Forum seeks to provide a platform for young women looking to enter the private equity and venture capital industries to learn, engage and network with industry veterans while helping employers source diverse talent.

General Registration is now available. Spots are limited, register soon!

Registration: $25.00 for WAVE Members; $175.00 for Non-Members and Guests*

*Membership with WAVE is $150 for 12 months - click here  to join today, enjoy benefits of membership and register for the Career Forum as a WAVE Member!
**LPs employed with non-fee generating institutions enjoy complimentary membership with WAVE.

Our full agenda can be viewed at the bottom of this page, under Documents. Attendees are welcome to confirm participation in the virtual fitness classes available at 10am ET on both Thursday November 12 and Friday November 13.
10:00a ET on November 12th, BandeTogether: This fitness segment is a team-based class where groups will have an opportunity to  compete with each other on completing various exercises for a fun and intense workout; modifications will be offered and all levels are welcome.
10:00a ET on November 13th, The Bar Method: The Bar Method is a barre based workout that combines isometrics, dance conditioning, physical therapy, and interval training for a challenging and unique workout.

WAVE has limited complimentary passes available for LPs from non-fee generating institutions. Please contact Danielle Fraser at [email protected] if you are interested in attending.

The application process for scholars is now closed.
Students were notified on October 16 if accepted. For any questions, please email [email protected]

Given the high volume of applications that WAVE received for this event, WAVE cannot provide feedback on submissions that were not accepted. All resumes (including those not selected for in-person attendance) will be included in a resume book provided to sponsors.

Networking: Unparalleled access and networking opportunities between leading professionals from a variety of institutions across the alternative investment industry and a select group of female scholars and young professionals who range from undergraduates to 3 years post graduate school.

Promoting: The Forum Expo permits one-on-one interaction with attendees, provides a valuable opportunity to those organizations looking to recruit candidates or share information about their organization.

Interaction: Roundtables led by panelists, sponsor representatives and industry veterans to provide direct interaction and targeted conversation with attendees and Forum Scholars.

Marketing: Increased brand recognition through event cross-promotion and marketing materials.

Any organization in the investment industry that is looking to hire and/or interact with enthusiastic, qualified and highly educated women. The conference attendees who are participating as female scholars will be pre-screened. The scholars will have backgrounds ranging from undergraduates through 3 years post graduate (including analysts/associates from investment banks, management consulting firms, accountants, lawyers, operators, marketers, etc.)


The agenda can be viewed in the Documents Link at the bottom of this page.

- 602 candidates applied from 70+ universities from the United States, Canada and Europe
- 55 Expo tables and 600 registered attendees
- 280 students attended; 75% from out of the NYC area
- The generosity of our sponsors allowed for a hotel room and travel stipend for the out of town students

"I am so grateful to have had the experience to learn from the inspiring professionals and from the other scholars. I am very excited to continue these conversations with all of the amazing people I met. Because of the experience, I hope to one day be a professional on the other side of this event, with the same inspirational impact on the next generation of leaders." Allie Moore, Syracuse University

"As a result of attending the 2019 WAVE Career Forum, I recently received a job offer from Goldman Sachs Healthcare IB group." Ezinne Nwankwo, Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business

“Thank you for including us in such a fantastic event. It was great to reconnect with other women in the industry as well as meet such talented candidates.” Stone Point Capital, Silver Sponsor

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$25.00 Member Registration

$175.00 Non-Member Registration