SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN IN ASSET MANAGEMENT
The Women in Asset Management Awards initiative, presented by DiversityQ, provides a regional platform to showcase professionals striving for more ethical and responsible investment decisions and promoting the importance of a more inclusive sector. Year on year we reassess, adapt and innovate, introducing new categories to remain inclusive and considerate of market developments, roles and responsibilities.
We will celebrate advocates, role models and allies across the USA’s Asset Management industry, recognizing the efforts of individuals, employer initiatives and industry champions. This year, there are 20 categories including ESG Investment Manager, DEI Initiative, Global Equities Leader, Male Ally and Woman of the Year.
Do you, or someone you know fit the criteria? Nominate today and be a part of this important initiative driving real change; you can submit a self-nomination and share your success story, or enter an individual or organization whose work in the space deserves industry recognition.
By continuing to identify new industry role models, we can inspire students and graduates, build a united community of change makers, and motivate professionals to continue their work in across the asset management landscape.
Nominations deadline has been extended to June 25, 2021.
Women in Asset Management Summit 2021 – US edition
We are excited to welcome you to our US edition of Women in Asset Management Summit on September 8th 2021.
The event will bring together delegates from around the world as we continue to facilitate international knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking that focuses on changing the ways in which asset managers are working.
The summit will integrate a series of keynote presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions with industry leaders for an action-packed agenda touching on the most pressing issues such as:
- ESG in 2021
- The current Asset Management landscape
- Sustainable careers in Asset Management
- Addressing current DEI challenges and failures
Still a huge challenge for asset managers is to embrace diversity and inclusion as more than just a corporate and social responsibility initiative, and as a core ingredient of a sustainable business model. 63 percent of North American managers have implemented policies and practices to reduce gender bias in their evaluation systems —but the industry as a whole needs a more fundamental shift for reasons both principled and pragmatic.
Also, throughout 2021, ESG is likely to gain momentum as data and analytics are tuned to quantify the myriad approaches and flavours of ESG. More than 50% of investment management respondents in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific indicate that their company is reprioritizing ESG policies, programs, and products as a result of COVID-19.
We invite you to join this conference on September 8th for a global conversation to explore the current status of the asset and investment management landscape, giving you insight into how we can meet some of the biggest questions of 2021 and continue to drive the diversity, equity and inclusion conversations forward. We look forward to seeing you there!