Lexington, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
The old image of private equity as a “boy’s club”, unwelcoming to women, was shattered years ago. But when Falk Marques Group founder Beth Falk announced plans in 2007 to convene the first Women’s Private Equity Summit, even some women thought, “She’ll need a pretty small room.” They were wrong.
Seven years and seven overflowing ballrooms later Falk has another announcement: the launch of Women’s PE Briefs, a weekly e-newsletter covering the achievements of the leading women in private equity, venture capital and other alternatives. “We developed Women’s PE Briefs to fill a gap in coverage by other PE-focused publications,” says Falk. “No other publication — online or in print — consistently covers the women who are succeeding at the highest levels of the industry. Women have made great strides, but they still make up just 10 percent of senior-level positions in the North American private equity industry. The need for information about today's powerful women has never been greater,” concludes Falk.
Edited by Falk Marques Group Vice President David G. Barry, formerly of Dow Jones, Women’s PE Briefs features current news, interviews and exclusive video conversations with such noted industry leaders as Adele Oliva, Tara Blackburn and Lauren Leichtman. Regular topics include big deals and new ventures, fundraising and exits, and successes at companies owned or run by women. Women’s PE Briefs also includes job postings for private equity and venture capital professionals. “When we aggregate all the important news every week in Women’s PE Briefs, readers can grasp the significant impact women have had across the alternative investment landscape,” observes Barry.
Women’s PE Briefs is being launched with a 60-day free trial offering for industry members. At the close of the free trial, subscriptions to Women’s PE Briefs, including access to the archives, will be available at a cost of $99 a year. To activate a free trial, go to http://womenspebriefs.com/subscribe/.