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


U-M Golf Course, Ann Arbor MI

4th Annual Women Who Fund Forum

Registration opens April 1. This year’s Forum at the University of Michigan will showcase and connect dynamic women who are breaking through the gender barrier at traditional male strongholds in the alternative investment field and paving the way to rewarding careers for the next generation. The forum offers a unique platform for women to develop deeper connections among their industry peer group, identify valuable leads for sourcing capital, advance their firms, share unique industry experiences and support the successes of one another. Previous speakers have included Mary Petrovich of Axle Tech International, Noel Dolan of Whirlpool, Maximiliane Straub of Robert Bosch, and Margaret Gibson of Kirkland & Ellis. We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by Howard & Howard
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, GM Corporate Development and Global Mergers and Acquisitions; Patti Glaza, Invest Detroit; 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
12:20 PM Networking  Lunch
1:00 PM Panel: Retail Space in Private Equity 
1:50 PM Facilitated Networking Break
Sponsored by AON
2:40 PM Panel: Going for Capital
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

Speakers from the 2017 Forum

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Susan Carney

MCity, University of Michigan


Amy Haimerl

Michigan State University

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Eleni Kelakos

The Eleni Group


Alisyn Malek

May Mobility


Trina Van Pelt

Intel Capital


Mary Petrovich

Carlyle Group

Paul Manoian is a professional photographer and was voted #1 Best Portrait Photography in the Detroit, Michigan area.

Jessica Robinson

Ford Smart Mobility


Sonali Vijayavargiya

Augment Ventures

Travel & Accomodations

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

We recommend staying at the Graduate Hotel. To reserve a room please 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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