Women in Finance: Towards Equality

Women in Finance: Towards Equality

Autore: Columbia University SIPA

Data: 09/03/2017

Ore: 9:00 - 19:00

Luogo: Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs - 420 West 118th Street, Room 1501 , New York City

Tematica: Capitale Umano

Description of the event:

On the 9th of March 2017, the workshop entitled “Women in Finance: Towards Equality” will take place at the Columbia University, in New York. The event is organized by the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA Columbia) in co-sponsorship with CFA Institute. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the role of women in the financial services sector, both as specialists and customers. Scholars, experts and policy makers will deal with the issue and will analyse relevant factors that affect gender equality perspective in finance. Lastly, the experts will try to propose and discuss workable solutions to solve the current gender inequality.

Action Institute, with its President Carlotta De Franceschi, participates at the workshop. The President of Action Institute will intervene in the Panel II, “Promoting Equality in Finance, Views from the Top”, which will be held from 11:00 AM.

Here is the program of the day:
9:00 am: Welcome and Introduction:
– Jacob J. Lew, Columbia SIPA, Former Secretary of the Treasury
– Patricia C. Mosser, Columbia SIPA, Harumi Urata Thompson, COO NYSAA

9:15 – 10:30 am: Women as Customers, Research paper presentation and discussion
– Laurie Goodman, “Women are better at paying their mortgages than men”, Urban Institute, 2016
– Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, “Gender, financial literacy and financial decision making”
Discussants: Enrichetta Ravina, Columbia Business School, and Terrance Odean, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

11:00 – 12:30 pm: Promoting Equality in Finance, Views from the Top
– Yasmine Ergas, Columbia SIPA
– Christine Cumming, Columbia SIPA
– Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, Deputy Governor, Bank of Israel
– Kathie Andrade, CEO, Retail Services, TIAA
– Carlotta de Franceschi, Columbia SIPA, Action Institute

12:30 – 2:00 pm: Lunch and Keynote
Introduction: Merit Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Speaker: Mary J. Miller former Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, US Treasury

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Women as financial professionals
– Ailsa Roell, Columbia SIPA
– Renee Adams, University of New South Wales; B. Barber, University of California, Davis and T. Odean, University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business
– Elizabeth St. Onge, Oliver Wyman
– Linda Bell, Barnard College
Discussants: Paola Sapienza, Northwestern University, and Adam Quinton, Lucas Point Ventures

4:15 – 5:00 pm: Innovation and Inclusion: Women’s World Banking

5:00 – 5:30 pm: Summary discussion: Where should research go next?
– Terrance Odean, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
– Yasmine Ergas ed Ailsa Roell, Columbia SIPA


Carlotta de Franceschi, Columbia SIPA & President of Action Institute
Jacob J. Lew, Columbia SIPA and Former Secretary of the Treasury
Laurie Goodman, Co-Director of Housing Finance Policy Center at Urban institute
Linda Bell, Provost and Faculty President of Barnard College
Mary J. Miller, former Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, US Treasury
Merit Janow, Dean, Columbia SIPA
Patricia Mosser, Senior Research Scholar and Senior Fellow at Columbia SIPA
Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Senior Researcher at Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

To register to the event, please send an email to: segreteria@actioninstitute.org

Type of the event: Reserved

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