Diversity & Inclusion: Bridging the Gap in the Investment Industry
June 5 | 7:30 am | The Women's Club, Minneapolis
Join us for a Half-Day Insight Series focused on taking a deep-dive into diversity and inclusion, and bridging the gap in the investment industry. Attendees will hear from an array of speakers and panelists who will touch on personal experience, research and solutions for moving the needle.
"Where are we now and where might we be going? Setting the context for the societal conversations around Diversity, Inclusion and Purpose."
Keynote speaker Jonathan McBride, Managing
Director and Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at BlackRock, and also a member of
the firm's Global Operating Committee. Jonathan will kick-off the morning.
Sessions & Panels
Interactive Session - "It’s complicated. Where is the Industry today on inclusivity and why has progress been slow?"
Leyla Kassem, CFA, CFA Institute Volunteer, Wells Fargo Asset Management
"Why Are Women 51% of the Population But Less Than 10% of Investment Professionals?" - A Dive Into the Question and Some Possible Solutions
Moderator: Kirsten Voss, Varde
Panelist: Shawna Ferguson, Wellington
Panelist: Jamica Quillin, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
"Career Advice from Women who have done it."
Moderator: Susanna Gibbons, CFA, Carlson Funds Enterprise
Panelist: Jody A. Gunderson, CarVal Investors
Panelist: Christina Polenta, Varde Partners
Panelist: Ellen Qureshi, Blue Water Financial Technologies, LLC
Panelist: Geetu Sharma, AlphasFuture LLC
"Try it on Monday" – wrap up of ideas and themes from the day.