By the Backstop WIT Group
Two years ago, a group of women at Backstop created the “Women & Gender Minorities in Technology” group as part of our employee-facing diversity and inclusion programming efforts. The “WIT” group provides active affirmation of Backstop’s support of diversity and inclusion. It also strives to provide opportunities for fellow Chicagoans to take a deep-dive into the most interesting and relevant topics in the financial services industry.
One of those opportunities recently saw us hosting a panel offering real-world perspectives on impact investing and the benefits it can achieve, particularly with regard to promoting diversity and inclusion. The theme of the WIT gathering was, “The Impact of Impact Investing: How Diversity & Inclusion Have Bolstered Performance.” The goal of the event was to help educate and share experiences on the growth of impact investing and its importance in solving major problems and promoting greater social and corporate responsibility.
Are you seeing what we’re seeing?
By Alaina Barron
Two years ago, a group of women at Backstop created an internal “Women in Technology” group as part of our employee-facing diversity and inclusion programming efforts. As a member of what we affectionately call “WIT,” I can tell you that I have personally derived a great deal of benefit from this. In addition to the psychological reassurance of knowing that Backstop supports diversity and inclusion, I also love having the opportunity to take a deep-dive into the most interesting and relevant topics of the day for women and gender minorities.
The Opal Financial Group’s annual public funds conference is an important – and unique – event. The two-day gathering addresses the vital challenges and biggest opportunities public pension fund officers and trustees face today, in the form of dialogue-driven panel discussions.