October 11 | 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.


U-M Golf Course, Ann Arbor MI

4th Annual Women Who Fund Forum

Julia Steyn of General Motors’ to Headline WWF 2018! This year’s Forum at the University of Michigan will showcase and connect dynamic women in the alternative investment field. The forum provides a unique platform for women to develop deeper connections among their peers, share industry experiences, and identify valuable leads for sourcing capital. In addition to the keynote speaker the forum will also host several panels on topics including “Retail Space in Private Equity” and “Going for Capital” as well a networking lunch. We hope to see you there!

Presented by ACG Detroit Women’s Forum and University of Michigan Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, Ross School of Business

Advisory Committee Members
LeAnn Auer, Michigan Private Equity Partnership; Ann Brophy, LLR Partners; Gina Staudacher, Howard & Howard; Kim Mattes, AON; Heather Madland, Huron Capital; Raggeria Goddard, General Motors’ Maven; Patti Glaza, Invest Detroit; Stephanie Rosenbaum, UHY Sharon Kimble, ACG Detroit; Mary Nickson, University of Michigan;  Susan Smith, Smith Professional Search


11:00 AM Registration & Networking
11:30 AM Welcome & Keynote Address
Julia Steyn, Vice President, Urban Mobility & Maven, General Motors
12:20 PM Networking  Lunch
1:00 PM Panel: Retail Space in Private Equity
Melissa Grusche, Business Development, Specialty Retail, Google
Trish Lukasik, CEO, Luxury Garage Sale 
1:50 PM Facilitated Networking Break
Sponsored by AON
2:40 PM Panel: Going for Capital
Raggeria Goddard, Growth Manager for Maven Mobility Services, General Motors
3:30 PM Refreshments/Networking
4:00 PM Adjourn

Our Sponsors

Women Who Fund 2017 Sponsor The Carlyle Group
Women Who Fund 2017 Sponsor Aon
Women Who Fund 2017 Sponsor BDO



Julia Steyn

Urban Mobility and Maven, General Motors


Trish Lukasik

Luxury Garage Sale


Melissa Grusche


Raggeria Goddard

Maven, General Motors

Travel & Accomodations

Graduate Hotel
615 E. Huron
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 769-2200

Please mention “Michigan Private Equity Conference” to receive the discounted rate of $199/night (cut off date 9/11). To make your reservation call the hotel at 1.800.666.8693 or 734.769.2200 or visit the hotel website at www.gradauteannarbor.com.

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