Second annual event draws college students from in and around Philadelphia to learn about careers in the private markets
Bala Cynwyd, Penn. – Global private markets asset management firm Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) recently hosted its second annual Undergraduate Women’s Private Equity Summit, welcoming a group of twenty-five women from nine area colleges and universities to learn about professional development, career pathing and the private markets.
The program, which took place on Friday, April 6 in the firm’s Bala Cynwyd, PA, headquarters, was co-hosted by the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Council as well as the HL Women’s Exchange, a networking forum that brings Hamilton Lane women together to support their development and success.
The interactive curriculum featured mentoring sessions, resume writing and interviewing workshops, and networking, in addition to presentations on various industry topics, including ‘Private Equity 101,’ a blinded case study, and an overview of Hamilton Lane.
“Our short-term goals for the day were simple: First, to introduce young women to the private markets, and second, to help them envision a career in financial services,” said Alice Lindenauer, Managing Director and Head of Global Human Resources at Hamilton Lane. “Our long-term goal is more profound: To move the needle on female representation in senior private markets positions, both in the asset class in general, and at Hamilton Lane in particular.”
“We’ve seen that there is a real opportunity to engage with and educate young women about our asset class, and thus to play a part in shaping the future generation of private markets practitioners,” said Mario Giannini, CEO of Hamilton Lane. “Women comprise nearly 40% of our employee base, and while we are encouraged by that statistic, there is certainly more work to be done – which is why initiatives like the Undergraduate Private Equity Women’s Summit are so important to us.”
In addition, this summer Hamilton Lane will again partner with Girls Who Invest, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry. Last year the firm made a financial commitment to Girls Who Invest and brought on two undergraduate students to intern on its Fund Investment Team.
For the last two years Hamilton Lane has also partnered with Cristo Rey Philadelphia, an independent, Catholic college preparatory school with a work-study program designed to help students develop lifelong skills and create professional networks that they can carry with them to and beyond college. Hamilton Lane hosts students who work in various departments for one day per week during the academic school year.
About Hamilton Lane
Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) is a leading alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated to private markets investing for 26 years, the firm currently employs approximately 340 professionals operating in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. With approximately $424 billion in total assets under management and supervision as of December 31, 2017, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private markets asset class on a global and customized basis. For more information, please visit www.hamiltonlane.com or follow Hamilton Lane on Twitter: @hamilton_lane.