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Harvard Business School

Spangler Hall, Aldrich Hall

Boston, MA 02163

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The 3rd annual HBS Women in Investing Summit will take place on Monday, November 27, 2017.

The Summit, hosted by the HBS Women in Investing Club, seeks to bring together HBS alumni, industry professionals, and current MBAs for a day of open discussion about current topics affecting the buy-side community. It is an unparalleled opportunity to meet and network with industry peers and senior women in an open forum and exchange perspectives on how to drive a successful career in investing.

We look forward to seeing you there!


12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Alumni Lunch Spangler, Williams Room

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Registration for Attendees Outside of Aldrich 112

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Opening Keynote Aldrich 112

Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director at Blackstone

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Panel Sessions #1

Private Equity Aldrich 110

Erin Arnold, Vice President at Madison Dearborn Partners

Suzanne Gauron, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs AIMS Private Equity

Polina Sims, Senior Principal at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Miriam Tawil, Managing Director at Centerbridge

Alternatives Investing Aldrich 111 Cecilia Chao, Operating Partner at Bain Capital

Megan Austin Karlen, Director, Capital Markets at Francisco Partners

Arlene Kenny, Investment Director, Credit at CVC

Upacala Mapatuna, Chief Investment Officer at Victory Park Capital

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Panel Sessions #2

Venture Capital & Growth Equity Aldrich 110

Payal Agrawal Divakaran, Principal at .406 Ventures

Amy Banse, Managing Director and Head of Funds at Comcast Ventures

Nancy Brown, Venture Partner at Oak HC/FT

Clara Jackson, Senior Vice President at TA Associates

Deborah Mei, Partner and Co-Founder at The Raine Group

Public Investing Aldrich 111

Lucy DeStefano, Head Trader at Aptigon Capital

Mona Girotra, Managing Director at Highbridge Capital

Morgen Peck, Portfolio Manager at Fidelity Investments

Michelle Tan, Portfolio Manager at Surveyor Capital

Valerie Valtz, Chief Operating Partner of Long/Short Equities at D.E. Shaw

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Closing Keynote Aldrich 112

Marni Payne, Managing Director at Berkshire Partners

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception Spangler, Williams Room

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