Nearly 450 influential and powerful private equity and venture capital leaders –LPs, GPs and advisors- attended the 6th Annual Women’s Private Equity Summit at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California. The women had a great opportunity to network and do business with each other, and increase their access to new information.
(picture left: Laurence C. Morse & JoAnn H. Price, co-founders of Fairview Capital Partners, Adam M. Cloud, Hartford City Treasurer and Beth Falk, founder and managing director of the Women’s Private Equity Summit)
Out of the 450 delegates that participated, there were only 5 males. One of them was City Treasurer Adam M. Cloud who was pleased to hear that one of his financial management firms was being recognized. “It’s truly an honor to have a leader at one of our minority investment management firms receive the 2013 Private Equity Trailblazer Award in honor of Ms. Price’s considerable contributions to the field of private equity and venture capital. I have known Ms. Price for many years. She has worked extremely hard to achieve her goals. Her success is based on her spiritual life and values. She believes in investing in the culture where she works and in allowing her staff to use their gifts talents and to achieve success, she encourages and mentors others, and she believes in having fun as you learn. Ms. Price is an outstanding leader in our community and excellent role model for all of us,” said Treasurer Cloud.
Ms. Price encountered an inspiring path and she discussed her journey in an interview with her Fairview Capital Partners Co-Founder, Laurence C. Morse. Her story inspired everyone. Her company is an independent private equity investment management organization with $3.3 billion of capital under management.
At this industry-leading business summit, attendees participated in substantive discussions about fundraising, the business of investing, choosing the right opportunities, tricky valuations, managing existing portfolios, navigating relationships between LPs and GPs, realizing exits, and much more.
The highly interactive conference included moderated panel discussions, candid breakout sessions, and keynote dialogues. The dynamic lineup of speakers featured pioneering women from private equity and venture capital firms, as well as endowments, foundations, pension funds, and fund-of-funds.
Many women expressed their pleasure with the Summit and commended Beth Falk, founder and managing director of the Women’s Private Equity Summit, for this great opportunity. Falk Marques Group LLC develops and produces professional conferences for senior-level decision makers in the private equity and alternative investment industries.
There is still a need to increase the number of women, especially minorities, in the field of investment, so join the network, by calling Ms. Falk at (781) 652-0900. The 7th Annual Women’s Private Equity Summit is scheduled for March 13-14, 2014. Please visit www.womensprivateequitysummit.com for more information.