About Us 

The Association of Women in Alternative Investing (AWAI) offers the support and encouragement of a knowledgeable and dynamic community. Our members in California encompass a range of backgrounds and expertise within the financial industry ranging from operations, compliance, marketing, portfolio management and business leadership. Networking and panel events are geared to help our community share experiences to foster career and personal advancement across all levels and disciplines in finance.

AWAI offers women educational and networking opportunities in comfortable and supportive settings. Our programs enable members to increase their contribution to our industry and, in turn, each other.

Upcoming Events


Round Table Series - Navigating Your Career in 2016

AWAI is proud to bring you our round table series “Navigating Your Career in 2016”. Each round table will target to have ~25 participants in a working session over lunch. Discussions will be led by a moderator and are designed to be interactive, with participants bringing to bear their unique knowledge, perspectives and insights. Our hope is that that through our collective experience we will help our members in continuing to build successful careers.

Topics Include:

  • The Logistics of Being a Working Mom (Children of All Ages) - February 2016
  • Finding Fulfillment at Work - May 2016
  • Life's Changing Seasons - Humanity at Work - July 2016
  • Finding Your Voice - Being a Women of Influence - September 2016

We hope that you share in our excitement about this programming and we look forward to your participation!

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