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Speakers to include Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of Bumble, Kim Lew, CEO of Columbia University, Sarah Clatterbuck, Senior Director of Engineering at Google, and Marissa King, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Yale University, as part of a week-long Changemaker Forum hosted on the iConnections platform

New York, March 4, 2021 – iConnections, the industry-leading platform and community that seamlessly connects investment managers and allocators, today announced an array of additional world-renowned speakers its Changemaker Forum, a week-long virtual conference to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) beginning on March 8, 2021.

The following speakers will join a stellar line-up of leading thinkers from the worlds of business, finance, technology, science, academia, including:

Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO, Bumble; Tilly Franklin, CIO, Cambridge University; Amy Chen, CIO, Smithsonian Institution; Haiyan Zhang, Chief of Staff, Xbox – Microsoft; Sarah Clatterbuck, Senior Director of Engineering at Google; Kim Lew, Chief Executive Officer of Columbia University; Sandra Robertson, Chief Investment Officer, Oxford University; Tilly Franklin, Chief Investment Officer, Cambridge University; Jacqueline Taiwo, Co-Founder, Black Women in Asset Management; Tiffany Sprague, International Development Consultant, UNDP; Eugenia Planas, Head of Digital Services, The Bank of England; Michelle Noyes, Managing Director and Head of Americas, AIMA; Gurpreet Manku, Deputy Director General and Director of Policy, British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association; Reena Lalji, General Counsel, Wilshire Associates; Susan Liautaud, Professor at Stanford University and Founder of Susan Liautaud & Associates; Shana Johnson, Principal, Strategy and Corporate Development, GCM Grosvenor; Laurie Katz, Partner, GoldenTree Asset Management; Marissa King, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale & Author of Social Chemistry; Karina Funk, Portfolio Manager & Chair of Sustainable Investing, Brown Advisory; Miriam González Durántez, Vice chair, UBS Europe, Partner, Cohen & Gresser LLP, Founding Member, Inspiring Girls Charity; Helen Czerski, Oceanographer and Physicist, University College London; Sarah Clatterbuck, Senior Director of Engineering, Google; and Karey Barker, Founding Managing Director, Cross Creek; Anya Klimbovskaia, COO & Co-founder, Diversio.

Six new moderators have also joined the roster, including: Ron Biscardi, CEO of iConnections, who will moderate a fireside chat with New York Times best-selling author Marissa King, titled “Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection.” Victoria Turk, Senior Editor of WIRED, who will moderate the “Making Tech Equal: Leadership, Inclusion, and the Culture of Change” session. David Fiszel, Founder & CIO, Honeycomb Asset Management, who will moderate a fireside chat with Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of Bumble. Monel Amin, CEO of Diligence Vault, who will moderate the “Making Tech Equal” panel. Jennifer Prosek, CEO & Founder of Prosek Partners, will moderate the discussion on “Operating as a Changemaker.” And Shelly Rosensweig, Partner, Investment Management and Private Equity, Haynes & Boone, who will moderate a fireside chat with Reena Lalji, General Counsel of Wilshire Associates.

Diana Arakelyan, Partner and Chief Marketing Officer at iConnections, said: “Our latest speakers join an exceptional line-up of world-class thinkers from business, finance, science, media, and academia to discuss progress in diversity across industries and address the challenges that remain. Throughout the week-long Changemaker Forum, we look forward to celebrating the achievements of women, as well as challenging gender bias against the backdrop of investment.”

The Changemaker Forum is open to all members of the iConnections platform and The Connections Investment Institute. For further information about the event, including the detailed agenda, please visit:

About iConnections

iConnections is a community that connects the investment management industry year-round. Our software platform 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. Uniquely, purpose and philanthropy are embedded in the way iConnections works, with charitable initiatives and fundraising as a central pillar of the ecosystem. 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, we’ve reimagined how the investment industry connects. Visit http://www.localhost:10008/ to learn more about how iConnections helps people invest in progress.

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Casie Connolly