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:


AWAI invites you to join us for the second of the 2017 Pathfinder Series - Round Table Discussion

Although we all deal with wealth in the financial services industry, it is easy to forget that, as women, we may need to plan for how to protect our wealth for the benefit of ourselves or our families.  Join us for an interactive presentation and round table discussion with experienced estate planning attorneys Danielle Zaragoza and Florence Jao to learn estate planning essentials, such as how to nominate guardians for minor children, whether you should have a will or living trust, why you need an advanced health care directive and other strategies to achieve your estate planning goals.

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Time: 3:00-4:30 with networking to follow

Location: Shartsis Friese LLP | One Maritime Plaza, 18th Floor | San Francisco, CA  94111

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Happy New Year! Interested in Being More Involved with AWAI?

We are always looking for excited members who wants to join the AWAI steering committee. In these meetings you would participate in designing and executing marketing campaigns, attend monthly steering committee meetings and have your voice heard when planning AWAI events. If you would like to join the committee please email AWAI.

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