Make the Most of your Conference Experience

  • Carla HarrisBe prepared to meet really interesting people – engage in conversation during receptions, networking activities, and breaks
  • Read tips on conference networking
  • Bring business cards!
  • Check out the career resources tab to sign up for a coaching appointment or head shot
  • Sign up to join other conference delegates for small group dinners on Wednesday, 14 September
  • Follow #CFAWomen on Twitter
  • Join the CFA Institute Women in Investment Management Network on LinkedIn to connect with your peers, share articles, and join the conversation
  • Read recent articles showcasing the latest research and best practices for inspiring diversity at investment firms
  • Learn about the CFA Institute Women in Investment Management Initiative and share the brochure
  • Talk with students from local colleges and universities during the opening reception to get their perspective on the investment management field and opportunities for women
  • Visit the CFA Institute booth to learn more about scholarship opportunities
  • Meet with exhibitors and sponsors to see how they can benefit your career development
  • Keep in touch with people you meet at the conference
  • Look for groups in your local area – many CFA Institute member societies have organized women’s groups to host programs and make connections
  • Share what you’ve learned with colleagues when you return to the office
  • Take action! How to Make a Difference outlines calls to action and shows what you can do to make a positive impact
  • Read Barbara Roberts’ Top 10 Conference Takeaways