SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ansarada, the only data room designed exclusively for M&A, is inviting a group of senior and junior women M&A dealmakers to a champagne dinner in Sydney tonight with Louis Vuitton.
“ansarada is passionate about praising the women already there at the table and supporting the up and coming trail blazers on their journey," says ansarada chief executive Sam Riley. “The lack of women in the ranks of leadership across business and investment banking is from a lack of momentum of days past and must change.”
Catalyst, an organization that aims to expand opportunities for women, found women made up just 15 percent of executive and senior level managers in U.S. investment banking and securities dealing industries in 2009.
That was down from 16 percent in 2008 and 18 percent in 2007.
“I’ve had the good fortune to meet many amazing women who work in the M&A industry,” adds Mr Riley. “With women making up half of ansarada’s senior management team, we understand the additional pressures they can face in their career. The Louis Vuitton event is a way of us showing our appreciation for who they are and what they do.”
Founded in 2005, Sydney-based ansarada runs, at any one time, between 60 percent and 90 percent of the M&A data rooms in Australia and New Zealand. ansarada also has offices in Chicago and London and employs about 80 people worldwide.
Mr Riley cofounded ansarada with Andrew Slavin, its chief technology officer, Rachel Riley, chief financial officer and Daphne Chang.
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Interviews and photo opportunities available with ansarada management based in Sydney – contact Brett Cole on +61 401 955 789 (all hours)