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Women’s PE Briefs is a unique source for news, personal profiles and original video content about the influential women in private equity, venture capital and other alternative investments. Falk Marques Group, producer of the Women’s Private Equity Summit, Women’s Alternative Investment Summit, and the inaugural Leadership Unbound Summit in September 2019, launched Women’s PE Briefs in May 2014 to fill a gap in coverage of the women who are succeeding at the highest levels of the industry. No other publication — online or in print — consistently covers this important leadership group.

Each weekly issue showcases the accomplishments of leading women in the industry: big deals and new ventures, fundraising and exits, and successes at companies owned or run by women. Women’s PE Briefs reports on who’s hiring, who’s retiring, who’s been promoted and who was honored with awards and recognition. When all the important news of the week appears in Women’s PE Briefs, readers can see the significant impact women have across the private equity and alternative investment landscape.

The editor of Women’s PE Briefs is Falk Marques Group Vice President David G. Barry, formerly of Dow Jones & Co., where he oversaw the editorial development of in-person events and audio conferences under such brands as the Private Equity Analyst and VentureWire.

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A Conversation with Carolyn Galiette
As founding partner and chief investment officer of Ironwood Capital, Carolyn Galiette has a deep well of knowledge about the mezzanine market, which she says has “exploded” in recent years. In this interview, she discusses how to overcome common challenges such as deals that break covenant, as well as less common, but inevitable, events such as industry downturns. Carolyn also shares her views on gender parity, which she says “has to be organic,” and suggests that LPs must help management teams and GPs recognize that having a diversified team is highly beneficial. And while the set-aside programs that LPs have are important and well-intentioned, it’s equally important to not only support funds that are all women, but also ensure that every fund has a diversity of opinion.

Tune in to this new video for the full interview.