12th March 2021 – 100 Women in Finance (“100WF”), a global finance industry network of nearly 20,000 registered members, today announced that its 2021 Global FundWomen Week, the largest global gathering of asset allocators and female investment managers, will be held virtually from 20-24 September 2021.
The annual conference centers on meetings between leading female managers and institutional allocators. These self-scheduled meetings are complemented by coffee chat sessions and thought leadership content.
Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100WF, said: “After the success of our 2020 event, we are excited to partner again with iConnections for our next Global FundWomen Week. Gender diversity has been shown to increase fund performance and our Global FundWomen Week will shine a light on women-led investment teams, showcase the brightest minds in our industry and promote gender and ethnic diversity within the institutional investment community.”
100WF guiding vision is for women to make up 30% of investment teams and finance industry executive positions by 2040, globally. The Global FundWomen Week is part of 100WF’s FundWomen initiative which promotes female investment professionals and encourages stronger relationships with the institutional investment community.
Ron Biscardi, CEO for iConnections, said: “Supporting diversity in our industry is vitally important, which is why we are proud to be hosting the 2021 Global FundWomen Week through our platform. The conference is a unique opportunity to expand networks, build relationships with leading female-led funds, be inspired by leaders in our industry and, ultimately, connect manager and allocator capital – empowering, celebrating and supporting women in our industry.”
100WF elevates the public profile of female investment professionals via its own programs and through advocacy with conference organizers, the media, and with institutional investors. Female fund managers and institutional allocators are encouraged to join 100WF’s public directory for greater professional visibility, and to receive invitations for suitable public speaking and peer engagement opportunities. Find out more about FundWomen.
About 100 Women in Finance
100 Women in Finance’s nearly 20,000 registered members strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage. Its members inspire, equip and advocate for a new generation of industry leadership, in which women and men serve as investment professionals and executives, equal in achievement and impact. Through Education, Peer Engagement and Impact, the organization furthers the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career and enables their positive influence over pre-career young women. Find out more about 100 Women in Finance.
iConnections is a community that connects the investment management industry year-round. The iConnections platform is a software that seamlessly connects managers and allocators for virtual meetings, giving managers the ability to subscribe and share information with allocators who can efficiently select and meet managers all on one platform. The scalable technology powering iConnections can be used for bespoke events by managers, allocators and service providers. In an environment where physical events and meetings are no longer the norm, iConnections reimagines how the investment industry connects.