In March 2013 at an Investment Company Institute conference in Palm Desert, Calif., seven women from around the country invited female friends and colleagues to meet for lunch and decided to form a networking group called Women in Asset Management.

The group now consists of 30 women. They come from places like ALPS, Hennessy Funds, Heartland Funds, BNY Mellon, Huntington, Cohen and other service providers, audit firms, law firms and mutual fund companies.

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