The theme for the inaugural edition of the IPO Conference 2023 is “Women Leading Wall Street”. As the name suggests, this conference aims to celebrate and highlight the achievements of women who are leading the way in the finance industry, particularly on Wall Street.
While women have made significant progress in recent years towards achieving gender parity in the workplace, the finance industry remains predominantly male-dominated.
However, it can be challenging to have women as speakers for the conference due to a number of factors.
Firstly, there is still a significant gender gap in the finance industry, particularly in leadership positions, which means that there are fewer women to draw upon as speakers. Additionally, women in finance may face barriers such as discrimination and bias, which can make it harder for them to achieve the same level of visibility and recognition as their male peers.
Moreover, women in finance may also face challenges when it comes to speaking engagements, such as being overlooked for speaking opportunities or being asked to speak on topics that are not relevant to their expertise or experience.
This conference seeks to address this by providing a platform for women leaders in finance to share their experiences, insights, and strategies for success.
These challenges can make it difficult to assemble a diverse and representative group of speakers for the IPO Conference 2023.