Women Supporting Women in Private Equity
WHEN: Friday May 14, 2021
WHERE: Zoom (link to be sent in advance)
SCHEDULE: 11:00AM – 12:00PM
DISCUSSION LEADERS: Blinn Cirella, CFO at Saw Mill Capital LLC; Anastasia Kowal, CFO & CCO at Heartwood Partners
Private equity has historically been a male-dominated industry. Despite significant strides made by women in other industries, only 9.9% of senior roles at private equity firms are occupied by women (2020 Preqin survey). Further studies have suggested that women are more than twice as likely to consider leaving the industry then men. Private equity is hard enough – and women in private equity clearly face an uphill battle.
Our next session, Women Supporting Women in Private Equity, will be a roundtable discussion amongst female financial executives in the private equity industry. Our discussion leaders, Blinn Cirella and Anastasia Kowal, are accomplished CFOs with leading private equity firms. They will lead a discussion exploring the challenges that exist for women in an effort to inspire a sense of support and community. Questions and/or items participants should be prepared to discuss include:
- Current work life balance / is your team appropriately staffed?
- Pushing back when plate is full / were you successful?
- Delegation skills / do you keep too much to yourself?
- What keeps you up at night?
Financial executives in attendance will benefit from a healthy exchange of thoughts and ideas in a highly-confidential setting. Further, they will meet like-minded peers from the industry and strengthen their professional networks in the process.