SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN IN ASSET MANAGEMENT
Women in Asset Management Summit 2021 – US edition
The event took place virtually on September 8 2021 and it was a remarkable day of knowledge sharing, learning and networking.
We were joined by a diverse panel of truly inspirational speakers who shared some influential personal stories, thought-provoking insights, and the tools needed by organisations to action change.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our speakers, premium sponsors J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Vanguard. Our Gold sponsors, Amundi, BlackRock, Calvert Research and Management, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Schroders and SLC Management. We’d also like to thank our event supporter American Century Investments and media partners Black Women in Asset Management, Nicsa and to YOU, our Women in Asset Management community!
We look forward to inviting you at our next summit in 2022!
DiversityQ is proud to present the 3rd Annual Women in Asset Management Awards
The events of 2020 shook the asset management industry. From the lessons learned, it is believed that three sets of issues will be central to defining the broader role of the asset management industry i.e. financial security, socially responsible investing, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
Throughout the last 18 months of the pandemic, there has been greater urgency for conversations on racial injustice and gender diversity. Sadly, the asset management industry’s internal record on DEI is mixed at best. According to research by McKinsey (2020), women represent just 19% of C-level and president roles at North American asset management firms, and 59% of North American asset managers do not set diversity and inclusion-specific targets for their leadership positions.
This cannot continue. The good news is that more managers and firms are determined to make a change. 63% of North American managers have now implemented policies and practices to reduce gender bias in their evaluation systems (McKinsey 2020). We know that companies that lead in racial, ethnic, and gender diversity are more likely to be profitable than their peers, so why is it taking so long for this shift to happen? It is because the industry as a whole needs a make a fundamental shift. DEI is more than just a corporate and social responsibility initiative, it is the core ingredient to a more sustainable business model.
The Awards series has been working to change these statistics by providing a platform to showcase professionals from across the United States that are striving for more ethical and responsible investment decisions, and that are promoting the importance of a more inclusive sector.
We will reunite the asset and wealth management community to shine a light on outstanding industry talent and role models, as well as the employers that are implementing diversity initiatives to spearhead real change in the sector.
The winners will be announced live in an online ceremony on September 9 2021! Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of your colleagues and peers.
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