How Women & Minorities Can Build Successful Investment Management Businesses

Hosted by Backstop’s Women & Gender Minorities in Tech
June 25, 2019
The WIT Hotel, Chicago

Join us for Backstop’s WIT at the WIT

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WATCH THE VIDEO FROM OUR 2018 WIT EVENT!
The Impact of Impact Investing:
How Diversity & Inclusion Have Bolstered Performance

At last year’s WIT event, we learned that women are better investors and get to profitability faster. Yet, women and minorities still face challenges in accessing capital and growing their businesses.

This year, we wanted to focus on helping to solve that challenge. Join us for an evening of thoughtful conversation about:

  • The challenges — that nobody tells you about ahead of time — in building an investment management firm
  • The secret sauce to sourcing capital
  • How to present yourself and overcome unconscious biases 

Please register by June 14th for this complimentary event.  Hope to see you there!

The Panel

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Beata Kirr
National Managing Director, Bernstein Wealth Management
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Marty Nesbitt
Senior Partner & Co-CEO, Vistria Group
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Suzanne Yoon
Founder & Managing Partner, Kinzie Capital Partners
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Wai Yee Cheng
Executive Director / Portfolio Manager, GCM Grosvenor
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Emily Bergstrom
Managing Principal, Ostrom Capital Partners, Event Moderator

Agenda

5:00
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5:30
Registration
Check-in and grab a cocktail.
5:30
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7:00
How Women & Minorities Can Build Successful Investment Management Businesses
Panel discussion on the challenges in building an investment management firm, secrets to sourcing capital, & how to present yourself while overcoming biases
7:00
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8:30
Reception
Enjoy great conversation and bites with your fellow attendees.

The Venue

WIT Hotel

201 N. State Street, Chicago, IL

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How Women & Minorities Can Build Successful Investment Management Businesses

Who is Backstop's Women & Gender Minorities in Technology?

Three years ago, a group of women at Backstop created the “Women & Gender Minorities in Technology” group as part of our employee-facing diversity and inclusion programming efforts. The “WIT” group offers not only reassurance in knowing that Backstop supports diversity and inclusion, but strives to provide opportunity to fellow Chicagoans to take a deep-dive into the most interesting and relevant topics of the day for women and gender minorities.