Carol Elliott | March 18, 2019
The financial services industry, long a stronghold of male leaders and investors, increasingly is looking at the issue of the investment gap — a reference to the fact that women historically don’t invest as much as men do. Nor are they well represented at executive levels and boards of investment services companies.
As part of an effort to reverse these trends, the University of Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) is hosting its inaugural Women’s Investing Summit 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22 in the Duncan Student Center’s Dahnke Ballroom.
With the theme of “Inspiring Tomorrow’s Ethical Investment Leaders,” the daylong summit features some of the top female executives in the financial investing industry from companies including Goldman Sachs, Lone Pine Capital, Putnam Investments and more.
“Anyone — men and women — can benefit from attending this conference. In order to close the gap, we feel strongly that by showcasing great female investors, our students will be inspired to enter the field and view a diverse workplace as not only a necessity, but normal,” said Erin Bellissimo, NDIGI managing director.
“Retention is a big issue in finance, and firm cultures need to adjust to support all types of employees,” she added. “NDIGI’s mission is to not only train and place our students in investing and finance, but to encourage them to make a difference in their firm cultures and the industry. The summit is another step in that direction and we look forward to its growth over the coming years.”
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