William Blair Welcomes Girls Who Invest

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Girls Who Invest event participants

Seeking to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue careers in the financial industry, William Blair hosted Girls Who Invest for an afternoon seminar on June 7.

Girls Who Invest Career Exploration, co-sponsored by Bloomberg, was attended by 60 college sophomores interested in finance in the William Blair Chicago office.

The event featured a panel discussions moderated by Liz Goldenberg, global market specialist for liquidity and securities lending at Bloomberg. Panelists included:

  • Lauren M. Thompson, CFA, research analyst, William Blair Investment Management
  • Sheri Hawkins, CFA, SVP and head of product management, Northern Trust Asset Management
  • Paula Horn, CIO, Ziegler Capital Management
  • Nancy Prial, CFA, Co-CEO and senior portfolio manager, Essex Investment Management

The women attending also received a Bloomberg Professional Service demo and a tour of the William Blair trading floors.

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