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May 7 Open House for Junior Women

May 07, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Monthly Open Houses

In February, WAVE launched a new series of “Open Houses” for our junior members (women considering a career in alternative investments or who are early in their careers), with a goal to help facilitate networking and share information.

Harisha Koneru Haigh, Managing Director, Private Investments & Real Assets at the Northwestern University Investment Office, is leading this series and initiative for WAVE.

The next open session will be offered on Friday, May 7, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am ET. The format for each first Friday of the month is an open session where Harisha will answer questions from participants. We welcome questions in advance on the Zoom registration form. To participate on May 7, contact Danielle Fraser, WAVE Coordinator at [email protected].

For the third Friday of each month, the plan is to offer six 10-minute slots for more focused interaction, on a first come, first serve basis. Appointments for the 10-minute slots on May 21 can be made by contacting Danielle Fraser, WAVE Coordinator at [email protected]

For future Open Houses, WAVE will invite guest speakers to help share various aspects of the industry. Please email [email protected] to share any topics about which you would like to explore further.

Harisha Haigh
Managing Director,
Private Investments & Real Assets at
Northwestern University
Investment Office


Harisha Haigh manages the Private Investments and Real Assets portfolios for Northwestern University’s $13 billion endowment. Ms. Haigh is responsible for all aspects of these portfolios, including venture capital, buyouts, real estate, and natural resources investments.

Prior to joining Northwestern University in 2005, Ms. Haigh was a Principal at PPM America Capital Partners, LLC, the U.S. private equity manager for Prudential plc and Jackson National Life Insurance Company. She also worked in London for Silverfleet, a PPM affiliate, focusing on European middle market buyout transactions. She began her career in the investment banking department of ABN AMRO, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions of small and middle market companies.

Ms. Haigh received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Ms. Haigh is a CFA charterholder.