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Women Investors’ Initiatives

Featuring the Most Prominent Women of Institutional Investing

AIF features many of the most prominent women in the world of institutional investing in its forums, educational programs and activities. AIF holds a Women Investors’ Session at each of its forums and a dedicated Women Investors’ Forum in New York City every Fall.
AIF Women Investors' Forum - Melissa Waller, President of the AIF Institute, speaks to participants
Elena Manola-Bonthond speaks at 2020 AIF Annual Investors' Meeting, along with panelists Ash Williams and Dominic Garcia
Breakout sessions at 2019 AIF Women Investors' Forum

Women Investors’ Leadership Steering Committee Collaboration Project

A Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Trustee Education, and Cultivating a Diverse Sourcing Network

The collaboration project is led by co-chairs Emily Cox and Lynn O’Connell, and supported by AIF’s Melissa Waller, Susan Boyle, and Barbara Lambroza.

AIF Women Investors’ Forum, Initiatives Highlighted in Industry Research Report

In collaboration with AIF, KPMG gathered insights from female executives in the industry to shine a light on key initiatives making a difference and to examine the best practices driving progress.

Melissa Waller, president of the AIF Institute, was one of the primary contributors to the white paper, which focuses on data, reinventing the culture, and removing obstacles to attract, retain, and advance women in the alternative investment industry.

“The data for increased decision-making roles for women within alternatives continue to reveal the substantial value created across the spectrum. It is imperative that we engage in thoughtful discussions and connect both women and men to these critical data to foster the success of both women in leadership and the industry as a whole,”
– Melissa Waller, President of the AIF Institute