Mission Statement


The mission of the Association of Women in Alternative Investing (AWAI) is to foster education, mentorship and networking amongst women in the alternatives investment industry. Our goal is to empower our members with knowledge so that they can increase their contribution to our industry and in turn, each other.

AWAI events include panels, keynote speakers and networking events. We cover a variety of topics during our educational events including insights and opinions on our economy and capital markets, technical and regulatory issues, and marketing and capital raising. We also include programming on achieving a healthy work/life balance to promote personal satisfaction along with career success and longevity.

Our target membership includes women from hedge funds, private equity, and venture capital firms and their service providers as well as traditional asset management firms who have alternative products. Additionally, we welcome membership from women in all areas of the financial services industry who wish to learn more about alternative asset management.