October 24 | 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.


U-M Golf Course, Ann Arbor MI

4th Annual Women Who Fund Forum

Rachel Bhattacharya of General Motors to Headline WWF 2018! Bhattacharya, GM’s Director of Corporate Finance and the former Chief Growth Officer at MAVEN, opens this year’s forum with an inside view of new mobility initiatives and preparing for an autonomous future.  More than 150 women in alternative investments will gather to share industry experiences, identify leads for sourcing capital and network! The program includes lunch and features panels on “Navigating the Changing Retail Landscape” and “Going for Capital.” 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
Ann Brophy, LLR Partners; Gina Staudacher, Howard & Howard; Kim Mattes, AON; Heather Madland, Huron Capital; Raggeria Goddard, General Motors’ Maven; Patti Glaza, Invest Detroit; Sharon Kimble, ACG Detroit; Mary Nickson, University of Michigan;  Susan Smith, Smith Professional Search


11:00 AM Welcome to the 2018 Women Who Fund Forum Generously Sponsored by Howard & Howard
Registration & Networking
11:30 AM Keynote Address
Rachel Bhattacharya,
Director of Corporate Finance and Former Chief Growth Officer, Maven, General Motors
Welcome and Keynote Introduction: Gina Staudacher, Howard & Howard
12:20 PM Networking  Lunch
1:00 PM Panel: Navigating the Changing Retail Landscape
Melissa Grusche,
Business Development, Specialty Retail, Google
Jeff Lambert,
Co-founder & CEO, Lambert & Co. (moderator)
Trish Lukasik,
CEO, Luxury Garage Sale 
Vivek Saran,
Chief Marketing Officer, Belle Tire
Curtis Tingle,
 Chief Marketing Officer, Valassis
1:50 PM YWCA Women’s Empowerment ETF debut on the NYSE
Kerry Jordan, CFA, Chairman, Warriors at Ease
2:05 PM Networking Break
Sponsored by BDO
2:30 PM Panel: Going for Capital
Raggeria Goddard, Growth Manager, Maven Mobility Services; former Sr. Investment Analyst, Global M&A, General Motors
Kurt Haras, Partner, Quarton International (moderator)
Ellen Havdala
, Managing Director, Equity Group Investments
Andrea Hedrick, Managing Director of Originations, Stonegate Capital
Emily Bertsche Murto, Vice President, Stratford-Cambridge Group
Douglas Sutton, Partner Flex Equity, Huron Capital Partners
3:30-4:00 PM Refreshments / Networking / Exhibit by Elizabeth Guz, Ella Designs Jewelry
Forum Ends
Oct. 11-12 Michigan Private Equity Conference
Register at www.Michigan-PE.com

Our Sponsors

Women Who Fund 2017 Sponsor Aon
Women Who Fund 2017 Sponsor BDO



Rachel Bhattacharya

Corporate Finance & MAVEN, General Motors


Trish Lukasik

Luxury Garage Sale


Melissa Grusche



Jeff Lambert

Lambert Edwards & Assoc


Vivek Saran

Belle Tire


Curtis Tingle



Ellen Havdala

Equity Group Investments


Andrea Hedrick

Stonegate Captial


Emily Bertsche Murto

Stanford-Cambridge Group


Douglas Sutton

Huron Capital Partners


Raggeria Goddard

MAVEN; formerly Global M&A, General Motors


Kurt Haras

Quarton International


Kerry Jordan

Warriors at Ease

Travel & Accomodations

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

Please mention “UM Michigan Private Equity Conference” to receive the discounted rate of $204/night (cut off date Monday, 9/16). To make your reservation call the hotel at 1.800.666.8693 or 734.769.2200 or reserve online or visit the hotel website at www.gradauteannarbor.com.

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