Milken Institute Global Conference | Key Players in High-Growth Investment Strategies

Women: Key Players in High-Growth Investment Strategies
Monday, April 27, 2015 / 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Sharon Vosmek, CEO, Astia

Christopher Ailman, Chief Investment Officer, California State TeachersÂ’ Retirement System
Seema Hingorani, Managing Partner, Seema R. Hingorani Partners; Former Chief Investment Officer, Bureau of Asset Management, City of New York
Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments
Shanna Tellerman, Founder and CEO, Pencil & Pixel; Former Partner, Google Ventures

A growing number of investors, policymakers and NGOs recognize the economic and social value of gender-inclusive leadership teams as part of their high-growth investment strategies. An investor focus on female entrepreneurs and their teams makes financial sense given the increasing number of women with leadership experience and advanced education. In fact, research indicates that companies perform better when men and women work together. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that the collective IQ of problem-solving teams increases when more women are included. The findings, and the real-world success of female entrepreneurs in the marketplace, suggest that gender-inclusive management leads to higher performance and faster growth. Join a panel of investors and entrepreneurs as they discuss startup and high-growth companies that are benefiting from inclusive management.

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