About Us:

The Association of Women in Alternative Investing (AWAI) offers the support and encouragement of a knowledgeable and dynamic community. Our members in California encompass a range of backgrounds and expertise within the financial industry ranging from operations, compliance, marketing, portfolio management and business leadership. Networking and panel events are geared to help our community share experiences to foster career and personal advancement across all levels and disciplines in finance.

AWAI offers women educational and networking opportunities in comfortable and supportive settings. Our programs enable members to increase their contribution to our industry and, in turn, each other.

Upcoming Events:


Girls Who Invest - Changing the Face of Asset Management:  Keynote Speaker Kathleen Dunlap CEO of Girls Who Invest

Girls Who Invest (“GWI”) is a non-profit organization founded in April 2015 and dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry. GWI’s benchmark for success is to have 30% of the world’s investable capital managed by women by 2030. This goal is in sharp contrast to 2014, a year in which less than 10% of the world’s investable capital was managed by women.

AWAI invites you to meet and visit with the Chief Executive Officer of Girls Who Invest, Kathleen Dunlap, about the GWI program and how GWI inspires and supports young women to become tomorrow’s investment leaders.  We will also meet some of the young women who are interning in San Francisco after participating in GWI.  Please join us for this exciting opportunity to hear about significant efforts to increase the role of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in investing.

Introduction by: Carol Jupiter, Member of the Steering Committee of AWAI

Moderated by: Ildiko Duckor,  Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Hosted by: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Date:  Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Time:  Registration: 3:30 pm; Discussion: 4:00-5:00 pm

Location: Four Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor | San Francisco, CA 94111-5998

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Happy New Year! Interested in Being More Involved with AWAI?

We are always looking for excited members who wants to join the AWAI steering committee. In these meetings you would participate in designing and executing marketing campaigns, attend monthly steering committee meetings and have your voice heard when planning AWAI events. If you would like to join the committee please email AWAI.

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