Women in Investing (WII), a Student Club at Harvard Business School, seeks to strengthen the network of current and former women at the Harvard Business School who are pursuing investment management roles in private equity, hedge funds/mutual funds, and venture capital. Through professional workshops, industry panels, and targeted mentoring we aim to equip our members for successful and fulfilling careers in investing.

November 15
9th HBS Women in Investing (“WII”) Summit

Register for the 9th Annual WII Summit at HBS! The Summit will be held on HBS campus on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, with the theme Awaiting the Bull: Positioning for Growth.  The event will bring together top female investors including keynote speakers Purnima Puri (Governing Partner & Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Credit at HPS Investment Partners), Andrea Lisher (Head of Americas, Client at J.P. Morgan Asset Management) and Sallie Krawcheck (Founder at Ellevest).  We will also have attendance from a wide range of VC, PE and public market firms, including WII alumni. 

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Hortense Badarani is the Co-President of Women In Investing, a student club of Harvard Business School, Co-Chair of the 2018 Women in Investing Summit, and a current 2nd year MBA student. Prior to HBS, Hortense worked in Private Equity at Bain Capital in London, primarily focused on investments in Industrials. Hortense graduated from the London School of Economics. Contact: hbadarani@mba2019.hbs.edu
Caitlin Riederer is the Co-Chair of the 2018 Women in Investing Summit and a current 1st-year MBA student. Prior to HBS, Caitlin worked in private equity at Charlesbank Capital Partners, focusing on the TMT, consumer and healthcare sectors. Caitlin graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Contact: criederer@mba2020.hbs.edu
Sarah Beresford is Co-Director of Speakers for the 2018 Summit and a current 1st-year MBA student. Prior to HBS, Sarah worked in management consulting at Deloitte in New York City and Brussels, Belgium, with a focus in sales, marketing and pricing strategies and operational improvements. Sarah graduated from Brown University, where she was Captain of the Varsity Squash team. Contact: sberesford@mba2020.hbs.edu
Wendy Ying is Co-Director of Speakers for the 2018 Summit and a current 1st-year MBA student. Prior to HBS, Wendy worked in private equity at Goldman Sachs in London. Wendy graduated from Cornell University. Contact: wying@mba2020.hbs.edu
Janelle is a first-year student at HBS. She has a keen interest in technology, which she cultivated though prior roles as a venture capitalist at B Capital Group and as a product manager at Salesforce, where she led mobile development for Salesforce Inbox. She also previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey and Company. Janelle graduated from Stanford University with Academic Distinction and Departmental Honors, earning a B.A. in Human Biology and a minor in Economics.
Danielle is excited to help connect the global alumnae within the Women in Investing Community. Danielle graduated from Brown University and began her career as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Communications group. Most recently, she was a private equity associate at Vector Capital where she focused on technology investments. Danielle is originally from the Boston area and is excited to be back in New England!

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