RegistratioN & ALUMNI LUNCH: 12.00–1.45PM

Registration: Spangler Auditorium

Lunch for HBS Alumni: Mellon Hall Lounge

Opening Keynote: 2.00–2.45PM


Location: Spangler Auditorium


Panel Sessions #1: 3.00–4.00PM

 Private Equity

  • Sydney Pardey, Associate at EQT

  • Amy Harsch, Managing Director at American Securities

  • Julia Kahr, Senior Managing Director at Blackstone

  • Megan Karlen, Director, Capital Markets, at Francisco Partners

  • Katherine Kavaler, Principal at Centerbridge

  • Lauren Young, Principal at Advent International

Moderated by Tiffany Han, Investment Director at CVC

Location: Aldrich 107

Venture Capital & Growth Equity

  • Jessie Cai, Vice President at General Atlantic

  • Lisa Cuesta, Principal at Nextgen Venture Partners   

  • Payal Agarwal Divakaran, Principal at .406 Partners

  • Lily Lyman, Principal at Underscore VC  

  • Sophia Popova, Vice President at Summit Partners        

  • Sarra Zayani, Investor at Greycroft   

Moderated by Jodi Gernon, Director of the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at HBS

Location: Aldrich 108

Panel Sessions #2: 4.15–5.15PM

Public Investing

  • James David, Managing Director at Baupost

  • Alessia Falsarone, Managing Director at Pinebridge

  • Elena Matthews, Vice President at Goldman Sachs

  • Anne Mathias, Global FX & rates strategist at Vanguard       

  • Katie Shaw, Research analyst at Fidelity        

  • Valerie Valtz, SVP and COO of Fundamental Equities at DE Shaw

Moderated by Sara Fleiss, Senior Lecturer at HBS

Location: Aldrich 107

Improving Gender Diversity in Investing

  • Erin Arnold, Director at Madison Dearborn Partners  

  • Beth Clymer, Operating Partner at Bain Capital

  • Adrienne Filipov, Chief Human Resources Officer at Warburg Pincus

  • Jennifer Jun, Vice President at Oak Hill Capital

  • Whitney Kelly, Vice President at Berkshire Partners

Moderated by Kristin Mugford, Senior Lecturer at HBS

Location: Aldrich 108

Closing Keynote: 5.30–6.15PM

Tom Lister, Co-managing partner of permira

Location: Spangler Auditorium



 For selected attendees only