Global Conference 2016

Women have long outnumbered men in U.S. college enrollment. Yet they are still woefully underrepresented in both entrepreneurship and in the corporate ranks. Although the number of businesses launched by women is on the rise, research shows that access to funding continues to lag for female-led ventures. And in the corporate realm, despite the efforts of organizations to develop cultures that are inclusive and supportive of women's advancement, too few females have reached the highest ranks of management. Clearly, women have both the desire and the qualifications to rise to the top, so what are the biggest hurdles standing in their way? Are there systemic barriers hampering women's advancement? And how do women of distinct generations (millennial, Gen X, baby boomers) see both the opportunities and the challenges?


Richard Ditizio

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute


Christopher Ailman

Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers’ Retirement System; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, Milken Institute

Alexandra Cavoulacos

Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Product, the Muse

Lauren Leader-Chivée

Co-Founder and CEO, All in Together

Rosie Rios

Treasurer of the United States

Janet Thomas

Founder and CEO, TouchFX; President, Women in Banking and Finance

Candida Wolff

Executive Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Citi

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