Women in Asset Management

Feeding the Pipeline: Teaching and Training Opportunities that Empower Students

Tuesday, September 29th - 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST- (Virtual)

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Seema Hingorani  Founder, Girls Who Invest & Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Francesca Cornelli  Dean, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Despite increasing focus on the problem, women represent only a fraction of portfolio managers. Join us for our first of four virtual panels and peer discussions focusing on why changing the status quo might be key to investment management's future success, and the steps we can take to increase opportunities for women in asset management. 

Feeding the Pipeline: Teaching and Training Opportunities that Empower Students

Tuesday, September 29, 4 - 5 pm Eastern

Diversity can yield better investor outcomes, yet women are underrepresented in the investment management industry. Both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, offering the right opportunities and training is critical to success.


Seema Hingorani is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, responsible for overseeing relationships with the firm's largest clients and creating a new training program to develop talent. She was formerly a chief investment officer of New York City's pension plans, overseeing $160 billion in assets. She is founder and chair of Girls Who Invest, dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry. She was most recently at SevenStep Capital, a venture that took stakes in minority- and women-led asset management firms that has since been wound down.

Francesca Cornelli is the Dean of the Kellogg School of Management. She is also a professor of finance and holds the Donald P. Jacobs Chair of Finance. Previously, she was a professor of finance and a deputy dean at the London Business School. She directed and advanced the highly-regarded Private Equity Institute of the London Business School, building a bridge between academia and practice. She has vast international experience and has taught at some of the most highly regarded schools in the world, including Wharton, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke, and the London School of Economics. 


All are welcome!