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Join WFF US in New York for Wit & Wisdom: Navigating Cultural Considerations!

Women in Fund Finance is pleased to hold the next Wit & Wisdom Series meeting of 2023 connecting senior women in the fund finance industry with junior members for intimate breakfast discussions.

Join host Saaima Shahin, Managing Director & Private Equity CFO, at New Mountain Capital on Tuesday, August 8th to discuss Navigating Cultural Considerations. Saaima will be joined by Montserrat Serra-Janer (J.P. Morgan), Fazillah Durante (Scotiabank) and Inetta Rafailova (Atlantic Street Capital) to discuss managing challenges, such as differences in culture or language barriers and other similar considerations in professional settings.


While we welcome all to join, this event is specifically targeted towards our junior to mid-level female colleagues with 2 to 10 years of experience working in the fund finance industry, that are not Managing Directors, Partners or C-suite executives.


Light refreshments will be provided at this event. 

Event Details:

Location: New Mountain Capital, 1633 Broadway, 47th Floor, New York, NY 10019

Date: Tuesday, August 8th, 2023

Time: 8:00am - 9:30am EDT

Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to limited space, you will be placed on a waiting list once we exceed seating capacity, and we will monitor the waiting list.

Attendees agree that they will be bound by Chatham House Rules. The contents of these discussions are strictly private and confidential and may not be disclosed outside of the meeting.

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Join WFF EMEA on Wednesday, 27 September, 2023 for our First Industry Gathering in Luxembourg!

Allen & Overy SCS, Arendt & Medernach SA, Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg SARL, and Simmons & Simmons Luxembourg LLP are pleased to invite you to the first WFF Industry Gathering in Luxembourg.


Yuriko Backes - current and first female Finance Minister of Luxembourg - will be addressing the audience at 7pm by video.


This event is open to all genders and for members and prospect members of Women in Fund Finance. We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening!

Event Details:

Location: Tero House 17 - 17 Rue du Nord L- 2229, Luxembourg

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM CEST



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Join WFF US in New York for Wit & Wisdom: Navigating Cultural Considerations!


AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum
Date: 13 – 16 November 2023, 09.00 HKT
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong & Online

The 36th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum, Asia’s premier private markets gathering, will take place in Hong Kong and online on 13-16 November 2023. The event, convened by ION Analytics, is comprised of 6 conferences and an awards ceremony that highlights key market opportunities, macroeconomic and strategical issues facing the private equity industry ranging from the latest investment themes and fundraising strategies to best practice ESG and DE&I.

The AVCJ Forum will engage over 4,200 senior investors, advisors and regulators focused on the private markets of Asia and globally into one platform live in Hong Kong and online creating an unrivalled connected community of your peers.

Exclusive 15% discount is offered to WFF members to attend the Forum, please contact us at for registration. 

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January 19                     WFF US: From Private Equity to Entrepreneur

February 8                     WFF US: Networking Lunch in Miami, in conjunction with the Global Fund Finance Symposium

February 8-10             Global Fund Finance Symposium

February 15                  WFF US:  Fireside Chat with Authors of You Should Smile More

February 15 & 23       WFF APAC Wit & Wisdom: Goal Setting

February 22                  WFF APAC: Art as an Investment

February 28                   WFF US: ESG Financing Panel (See below for resources from event)

                                                           - Environmental Risks - Global Heatmap

                                                           - Social Risks - Global Heatmap

                                                           - ESG Panel Guide to ESG Communications Frameworks

February 28                   WFF EMEA Wit & Wisdom Senior Breakfast: Managing During Uncertainty in the Current Markets

March 8                            WFF Global: International Women's Day & EMEA Networking Drinks with FFA



March 16                        WFF US: Women in Infrastructure

April 18                            WFF US: Wit & Wisdom in Charlotte, NC

April 20                            WFF APAC Wit & Wisdom in Hong Kong: Mentorship

April 26                            WFF US:  Lead Like a Woman Part III: Activating Your Personal Power

May 16                             WFF US: Inaugural Chicago Networking and Panel Event

May 31                             WFF APAC with NextGen: The Power of Your Network (Hong Kong)

June 5-7                          Global Leadership Summit

June 14                            WFF EMEA: Wit & Wisdom Junior Breakfast

June 19                           European Fund Finance Symposium

July 6                                WFF APAC with NextGen: The Power of Your Network (Singapore)

July 11                             WFF US: LA Event: Fireside Chat with Julie Uhrman, Founder of Angel City Football Club

July 20                             WFF US: Tee Time - Inaugural Golf Outing 

August 8                          WFF US Wit & Wisdom: Navigating Cultural Considerations

September 14              European FFA Cocktail Reception

September 27              WFF EMEA: Luxembourg Launch Event

October 5                       WFF EMEA: Wit & Wisdom Breakfast

October 11                    WFF Asia: Networking Lunch in Hong Kong, in conjunction with the APAC Fund Finance Symposium

October 12                     Asia-Pacific Fund Finance Symposium

October 18                     WFF US: Second Annual Charlotte Fall Networking Event  - WAITLIST

November 7                  WFF US: Who is Lending? - Perspectives from Banks and Fund Sponsors in a Volatile Market - WAITLIST

November 13*              WFF US: Real Estate / ESG-R "Resiliency" Panel & Workshop

November 16                FFA Fall Soiree: Cocktail Networking Event 

TBD                                     WFF EMEA: Gallery Networking Event

*Tentatively scheduled for date listed


January 20                     WFF US: Lead Like a Woman, Part II

January 27                     WFF Asia & Europe: Lead Like a Woman, Part II

February 16                   WFF US: Networking Lunch in Miami, in conjunction with the Global Fund Finance Symposium

February 16 - 18         Global Fund Finance Symposium 

March 1                            WFF US: Fireside Chat with Lisa Stoner at Uber

March 8                            WFF Global: International Women's Day




March 15                         WFF Europe: Discussion on The Talent Gap


March 22                        WFF US: Fireside Chat with Erin Ledger - Managing Teams Remotely

March 31                        WFF US: Wit & Wisdom – Advocating for Yourself

April 7                               WFF US: Fireside Chat with Ilise Carter, Author of The Red Menace: How Lipstick Changed the Face of                                                                  American History 


April 20                            WFF US: MSPW Art Exhibit with artist Hunt Slonem (Invitation Only)

May 13                             WFF US: Crypto 101:  Demystifying Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

May 16                             WFF US with NextGen & Diversity: Make Way for Others: Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders

May 18                             WFF Asia: Finding Purpose...How to get more out of your career (than just a paycheck)


May 24                             WFF US: Reader's Series: Part I

June 1                               WFF US: Fireside Chat with Mary Schapiro

June  1                              WFF Global: Screening of Crypto 101:  Demystifying Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

June 17                            WFF Asia: Leadership Spotlight: Wisdom, Effectiveness & Compassionate Leadership


June 21                            WFF US: Credit Infrastructure Panel 

June 28                            European Fund Finance Symposium 

June 29                            WFF Europe: Networking Brunch in London, in conjunction with the European Fund Finance Symposium

July 13                              WFF Europe: Yoga & Networking

August 10                       WFF US: Crypto Panel Session 2

September 13              WFF US: Fireside Chat with Founders of Lift Our Voices, Gretchen Carlson & Julie Roginsky


September 20              WFF US: Wit & Wisdom -  A Career in Venture Investing

September 21              WFF Europe: Back to School - Offshore Structures and Fund Financing ‘101’

October 6                      WFF US: Private Bank Panel

October 18                   WFF US: Boston Networking Event

October 25                   WFF US: "Charlotte Conversation” Series - Networking & Panel

November 2                  WFF Asia: Networking Lunch in Singapore, in conjunction with the APAC Fund Finance Symposium

November 3                  Asia-Pacific Fund Finance Symposium

November 9                 WFF Europe: Paris Industry Gathering

November 29              WFF US: Pre-Holiday Networking, sponsored by TriState Capital Bank (Invitation Only)



January 13                       WFF US: Fireside Chat with Kara Goldin, Founder & CEO, Hint, Ltd.

January 14                       WFF Europe: Career Change- The Big Decision

January 21                       WFF Europe: A Conversation on Imposter Syndrome

January 27                       WFF US: ESG Investing Panel Series- Panel 1 (Global Event)


January 28                       WFF US: ESG Investing Panel Series- Panel 2 (Global Event)


February 16                    WFF Global: Fireside Chat with  Dana Laidhold- Treasurer, Peleton

February 25                    WFF Europe: “Difficult” work relation(ship)s

March 8                             WFF Global: International Women's Day



March 18                          WFF US: Lead Like a Woman by Mastering the Power Game 

April 8                                 WFF US: Trends in Venture Capital 

April 13                              WFF US: Fireside Chat with Alice C. Early 

April 21                              WFF Global: What is going on in the SPAC market?

April 22                              WFF Global: The Nuts and Bolts of SPACs

April 27                              WFF Asia: Back to the Future Workplace

May 5                                  WFF Europe: The Technicalities of an ESG financing

May 6                                  WFF Global: The Status Equality

May 11                               WFF Asia & Europe: Lead Like a Woman by Mastering the Power Game

May 20                               WFF US: You really do belong here: Let’s Talk About Imposter Syndrome



June 17                              WFF Asia & Europe: Bank On Yourself – How to start Financial Planning today


June 23                              WFF US: Women in Boston- A Focus on DE&I in Fund Finance

June 24                              WFF Europe: Raising your Professional Profile

July 14                                WFF US: ESG III- Financing Green/Blue Infrastructure

July 21                                WFF Global: Fund Liquidity Solutions

July 28                                WFF Europe: ESG Trends in Private Markets

September 23                 WFF US: Andy Warhol Portfolios- A Life in Pop Works

October 5                          WFF Global: Part 2- Let's Continue Fund Solution Updates

October 12                       WFF Global: The Israeli Private Equity Space from a female perspective 

October 18                       WFF US: Fireside Chat with Carla Harris 

October 21                       WFF Asia: Yoga @ the Park - Rescheduled

November 2                     WFF Europe: Networking Drinks at the Tate Modern - A thank you to our Sponsors

November 17                  WFF Global: Financial Sponsors Derivatives Hedging

December 7                     Hong Kong End of Year 2021 – Networking Drinks

December 8                     WFF Global: ESG V - ESG Governance


February 12                    Networking Boat Trip, Miami

February 12-14            FFA Global Symposium, Miami

February 20                    Wit & Wisdom 2019 Recap


March 19                         Lead Like a Woman by Mastering the Power Game- POSTPONED

March 19                         WFF London: Confident Anywhere- POSTPONED

March 25                         California Networking Event in Los Angeles- POSTPONED

March 26                         California Networking Event in Palo Alto- POSTPONED

May 7                                 Wit & Wisdom 2020- POSTPONED

May 27                              WFF Global State of the Market

June 10                             WFF Europe: The Impact of COVID-19 on Fund Finance Deals

June 24                             WFF Asia: Industry 4.0 - Keeping Pace with Change

July 1                                 WFF US: Real Estate

July 8                                 WFF US: Career Progression in the time of COVID

August 5                          WFF Asia: Fireside Chat with Shellye Archambeau

August 6                          WFF Europe: Fireside Chat with Shellye Archambeau

August 10                       WFF US: Fireside Chat with Shellye Archambeau

September 9                 WFF US: A Conversation with Lauren Herring

September 23              WFF US: Private Equity Secondaries Update

October 7                      WFF Europe: Wit & Wisdom- Return to Work

October 29                   WFF US: Building & Maintaining Healthy Working Relationships

November 10              WFF US: A Conversation with Leading Women in Energy

November 12              WFF Asia & UK: Personal Presentation Ltd - Confident Anywhere 

November 25              WFF UK: Stepping up to Leadership

December 1                 WFF US: Corporate Dept Panel

December 7                 WFF US: Personal Presentation Ltd - Confident Anywhere

December 17               WFF US: Personal Presentation Ltd - Confident Anywhere, Part 2


March 8                           Wit & Wisdom 1:  Networking in Male-Dominated Fields, New York

March 13                        Return to Work, London


March 24                        Networking Boat Trip, Miami


March 25-26                FFA Global Symposium, Miami


April 10                            Professional Development Coaching, New York

May 1                                Board-Ready Bootcamp (invitation only), New York


May 7                                Movie Screening and Networking Social, Hong Kong


May 9                                Art and Cocktail Networking Reception, New York


May 16                             Wit & Wisdom 2: Working Through Female Stigmas & Stereotypes, New York

June 12                            Peloton Studio and Networking Event, New York

June 19                            Networking Social and Film Screening, London


June 20                            FFA Europe Symposium, London

June 26                            Public Speaking Skills Presentation and Networking Event, Hong Kong


July 18                              Wit & Wisdom 3: Advocating for Yourself, New York

July 25                              Wit & Wisdom London 1: Networking in Male-Dominated Fields, London


September 18               Wit & Wisdom 4: Navigating Gender Inequality, Diversity and Inclusivity Barriers, New York


September 25               FFA Asia Pacific Symposium, Hong Kong


September 26              Wit & Wisdom London 2

October 9                       Heard through the Grapevine: A Conversation with Sunaina Sethi

October 10                    Wit & Wisdom New York: Career Negotiations

October 23                    Wit & Wisdom London: Working Through Female Stigmas & Stereotypes

November 18               Tips for Board of Directors When Everyone Is Stressed, New York

November 27               Wit & Wisdom London

December 10               Branding Photography Event


Women in Fund Finance has hosted a series of networking events focused on diversity, career advocacy and women in the boardroom.

Events include:

* Socials including the screening of the film "Equity" and photography exhibition.

* Women on Boards discussion and networking in London and NYC featuring Trewstar, Carlyle, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Direct Women and EA Hughes.

* Career Advocacy roundtable and panel discussion in London and NYC featuring: TPG, Blackstone, JC Flowers ad Wells Fargo.

* Speed Networking event in NYC featuring presentation training from The Latimer Group and attended by more than 120 female executives.

* Career Workshops. WFF Europe held its first career breakfast with negotation skills by Christine Brown-Quinn, The Female Capitalist® training specially for  junior to mid-level female executives in fund finance.

* Paris Industry Outlook, featuring Natixis, Validus, DWS, IK Investment Partners, McDermott, Will & Emery.

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