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:

Finding Your Voice - Being a Women of Influence

AWAI invites you to our 4th Navigating Your Career in 2016 Roundtable Series

While research has shown that women-owned or -managed funds outperform the industry as a whole, female fund owners experience challenges, ranging from capital raising to work-life balance. At this roundtable event, we will hear from two alternative fund founders who will lead a discussion highlighting their professional and personal successes and challenges. Please join us for what will be a unique and engaging event.

Guest speakers: Susan Choe, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Visionnaire Ventures,and Yunhee Yoo, CIO and Founder, Cascade Ridge Capital
Moderated by: Angela Ty, Managing Director, KPMG LLP 
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 2:30 p.m. Registration and networking, 3:00 p.m. panel discussion
Location: KPMG, 55 2nd St, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105

Space is very limited. Please RSVP here


Round Table Series - Navigating Your Career in 2016

AWAI is proud to bring you our round table series “Navigating Your Career in 2016”. Each round table will target to have ~25 participants in a working session over lunch. Discussions will be led by a moderator and are designed to be interactive, with participants bringing to bear their unique knowledge, perspectives and insights. Our hope is that that through our collective experience we will help our members in continuing to build successful careers.

Topics Include:

  • The Logistics of Being a Working Mom (Children of All Ages) - February 2016
  • Finding Fulfillment at Work - May 2016
  • Life's Changing Seasons - Humanity at Work - August 2016
  • Finding Your Voice - Being a Women of Influence - September 2016

We hope that you share in our excitement about this programming and we look forward to your participation!

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