The Women of Leadership Committee of ACG New York held its first Women of Leadership Summit on Jan. 23, sponsored by BDO, Duane Morris LLP and Murray Divine. The Summit gathered more than 150 women, both industry professionals and service providers, for a memorable event. Fashion designer Nanette Lepore kicked off the summit, continuing the committee’s theme of showcasing successful women entrepreneurs. Particularly compelling was her interview with Mergers & Acquisitions Editor-in-Chief MK Flynn, in which Lepore discussed building her leading fashion brand from the ground up and her interactions with potential private equity investors.
Additionally, five panels were held throughout the afternoon, discussing the latest information and topics affecting middle-market private equity, including Private Equity and Its Role as an Asset Class, M&A Outlook for Deal Sourcing and M&A Sector Updates for the B2B and B2C market segments. Another highlight was the Women in Finance panel in which top women industry leaders candidly discussed their evolution in the private equity industry.