Women in Finance – Networking Breakfast

(Panel sponsored by Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management)

Saturday, September 14th, 7:30-8:30am
[Pinnacle Ballroom]

This year’s conference will feature a panel focusing on women in finance. Everyone is welcome to attend. Topics of discussion may include gender salary disparities; unbalanced gender representation as faculty members, editors, editorial board members, presenters, discussants, keynote speakers, panel members, and other important professional roles; differences in success outcomes for publishing, tenure, and promotion; and attrition through the pipeline from undergraduate and graduate programs through the academic ranks. Many issues are common to other minority groups in finance and will be open for discussion as well.

Confirmed panelists:
Irem Demirci, Assistant Professor, Nova School of Business and Economics
Lisa Kramer, Professor, University of Toronto
Cheryl Sauvé, Institutional Associate, Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management

Xiaoyan Zhang, Professor, Tsinghua University


Women in Finance –  Networking Breakfast Moderator

Xiaoyan Zhang
Xinyuan Chair Professor of Finance
Tsinghua University, People’s Bank of China School of Finance

Xiaoyan Zhang is the Xinyuan Chair Professor of Finance, and the associate dean at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University. Before she returned to China, Prof. Zhang worked at Cornell University as an Assistant Professor of Finance, and at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University as Duke Realty Chair Professor of Finance. Professor Zhang’s research focuses on international finance, empirical asset pricing and applied econometrics. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and other leading finance journals. Her research on international finance and asset management has received awards from the European Central Bank and the Q Group Research Fund. Professor Zhang currently serves as associate editor at Management Science, Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Empirical Finance.