Events archive 2007

INSEAD Breakfast with Professor Herminia Ibarra,
22 November 2007

Prof. Herminia Ibarra

Sapphire Partners proudly hosted a networking breakfast and talk given by INSEAD Professor Herminia Ibarra, author of global best-seller "Working Identity". Herminia discussed her recent research on senior leadership transitions, with special focus on how women manage these transitions.

Herminia’s work on women’s careers, networking and leadership is groundbreaking. She is not only an exceptional scholar but she also juggles a young family, manages the diversity initiatives at INSEAD and speaks and consults broadly.

Kate Grussing has known Herminia for almost a decade and much of Herminia’s research on career transitions and women’s careers has inspired the groundbreaking work at Sapphire.

100 women in hedge funds

City Women’s Network and 100 Women in Hedge Funds
6 September 2007

A jointly held an event which was generously hosted by Lehman Brothers. Kate Grussing was one of the main organisers bringing together four senior hedge fund managers to discuss the benefits of permanent capital and key trends in the hedge fund sector.

The main focus of the discussion was the use of hedge funds as alternative assets and the panel of experts was moderated by Pascale Alvanitakis-Guely of Lehman Brothers. She challenged the group, who were all seasoned experts in the field, to share their experiences, as well as offering advice from their individual perspectives.

Sapphire Reception for Klari Reis
17 May 2007

Sapphire hosted a private view evening at 27 Cork Street to preview the work of this inspiring woman artist in her first solo show.

Klari Reis Exhibition
JP Morgan

11 May 2007

Sapphire Partners partnered with JPMorgan in London to pilot a new initiative called Back2Business. The goal was to reach out to experienced women who may be interested in returning to investment banking. We worked closely with JPMorgan who hosted a full-day workshop for women with relevant experience in investment banking at their office in the City on 11 May.

The workshop was by invitation only and we shared this with our network in the hope that we could help identify women who might like to attend. We are always looking for women with broad financial services experience which could include individuals who have worked in investment banks or other relevant organisations (e.g. consulting firms, rating agencies, accounting or law firms).