Parker Center’s Outreach to Women MBAs Gains International Exposure
Financial Times interviews director on her efforts at encouraging women to enter careers in investment management
Lakshmi Bhojraj, Breazzano Family Executive Director of the Parker Center for Investment Research at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, this week is featured in a question-and-answer interview in the Financial Times on her many roles as director of the center—particularly those around encouraging women MBAs to pursue careers in investment management.
Bhojraj, a former equity analyst, founded the Women in Investing Conference in 2010, as a means to connect female MBA students with leading women in top investment management firms. In addition to hearing keynote speakers and panel discussions related to women in investment management, students prepare and give stock pitches, and receive feedback from working investment managers.
Bhojraj is also responsible for expanding the Parker Center’s educational outreach to Cornell University undergraduate students, with the Undergraduate Stock Pitch Challenge, which she founded in 2011. She also has oversight of the $8 million Cayuga MBA Fund, is responsible for developing and maintaining corporate relationships for the Parker Center, and advises students with an interest in asset management careers.