7th Annual Women Who Fund Forum

As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees, the 2021 Women Who Fund Forum will be held virtually.

The Women Who Fund program provides a unique setting where women in venture capital and private equity, as well as women business leaders, have the opportunity to network and engage.

Advisory Committee: Ann Brophy, LLR Partners; Gina Staudacher, Howard & Howard; Kim Mattes, AON; Heather Madland, Huron Capital;  Sarika Gupta, University of Michigan Zell Lurie Institute;  Drea Shipp-Caldwell, University of Michigan Zell Lurie Institute; Gretchen Perkins, Avance Investment Management


10:00 AM Welcome to the 2021 Women Who Fund Forum 
10:05 AM Spotlight on Emerging Managers: Challenges and Opportunities in a COVID and post-COVID World
With an influx of private capital to the market, emerging managers continue to battle for their share of the pie. Join us to hear how private equity and venture capital emerging managers and investors are stepping up to the challenges of a hyper-competitive deal environment amidst the ongoing uncertainty of a global pandemic.
10:50 AM Breakout Rooms 
11:50 AM Closing Remarks
12:00 PM Forum Ends

In loving memory of Mary Nickson, Founder of the Women Who Fund Forum. If you are interested in donating to her daughter Kristina’s trust fund, please send a check to Mary Nickson Trust (for Kristina)C/O Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road, Utica, MI 48317. More details here: https://www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com/obituaries/Mary-Nickson/#!/Obituary

Our Sponsors

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Thank You To Our 2021 WWF Panelists


Heather Madland

Partner, Huron Capital


Jessica Robinson

Co-Founder and Partner, Assembly Ventures


Sonali Vijayavargiya

Founder and Managing Partner, Augment Ventures

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Gretchen Perkins

Partner, Avance Investment Management

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Mina Pacheco Nazemi

Co-Head of Funds & Co-Investments, Barings