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Why are there so few women in finance?

Attend this master class led by IE faculty. A great opportunity to experience our teaching methodology and meet IE alumni

TIPO DE EVENTO Conferencias y Master classes
MODALIDAD Eventos globales
FECHA Jueves 28/01/2021
HORARIO 18:00 - 19:00 (GMT +01:00)
Why are there so few women in finance?

Why are there so few women in Finance? 


Now that is a question!  


Let's face it-women have been and still continue to be under-represented in the financial industry. 


A study by HBS shows that among senior roles in venture capital and private equity, women held just 9% and 6% of those positions, respectively.  


While we are closer than ever to reaching gender equality in other sectors such as law, international affairs, medicine and academia, finance has been lagging behind. 


But why is that?  


Is it because most women choose to study something else or they are hesitant about the career opportunities afterwards where there aren't that many high-level female role models to follow? 

And why is getting more female representation in the sector so important for all? 

Join us in an online panel where we will tackle all of these questions and listen to the personal experiences of our female Alumni working in the sector.  


IE's Director of Career Education and Professor Irina Zilbergleyt will be moderating a lively debate where we will try to cover the obstacles and challenges that lie ahead and share some ideas and tips that have worked for our Alumni. 


We hope you can join us! 

Nuestros ponentes

Director at IE Business School Talent & Careers

Irina is a career advisor and lecturer for the Master in Finance and MBA programs. She focuses on relationships with Asset Management, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms. She has over 11 years of experience in private equity and investment banking in New York and Chicago, where she was a Corporate Finance Analyst at Merrill Lynch.

Real Estate Private Equity Senior Associate Macquarie Group

Masters in Advanced Finance by IE Business School 

Equity Research Analyst

Master in Finance, 2019