IR Magazine

IR Magazine Forum – Diversity in IR
Bridging the gap in pay and skillset

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

BNY Mellon, New York, NY

About the event

IR Magazine’s Women in IR campaign sparked a lively debate around the globe in 2019 about how women can achieve gender equality and pay parity in the IR profession. In 2020, we’re expanding our platform to include all areas of diversity such as ethnicity, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation to better reflect the IR community we serve.

With the help of expert speakers and those leading the charge at public companies, we’ll be presenting diverse ideas, promote open debate, and provide perspectives on how to build a more inclusive IR community. The forum in New York on July 22 is part of our global initiative aimed at throwing diversity within the IR profession into the spotlight.

We’ll be announcing the full agenda and speaker line-up shortly. Stay tuned!

Speakers from previous years

Mentoring sessions

As part of the forum, attendees have the option to participate in our newly launched speed mentoring sessions. Following its overwhelming success in 2019, we’ll dedicate more time to allow for in-depth dialogue.

We will offer three 30-minute sessions to attendees with some of the community’s most senior and experienced figures to help mentor and advise the talent of tomorrow.

Participants will receive notes, tips, and take-aways on how to deal with specific challenges, improve your way of working, and structure your career.

If you’d like to attend, please select the mentoring option when you register for your place below.

Who attends

Attendees are leading IR practitioners with a strategic IR role within his or her company. 2019 attendees included:

Job title Company Job title Company
Advisor, investor relations Cardinal Health Manager, investor relations Xylem
Analyst, staff investor relations LogMeIn Manager, investor relations NiSource
Associate director, advisory services Nasdaq Senior investor relations analyst Blackbaud
Associate, investor relations Etsy Senior investor relations analyst Blue Apron
CCO & head, investor relations Avon Senior manager, investor relations Moody’s Corporation
Director, investor relations Conduent Senior manager, IR Avon
Director, investor relations & corporate communications Anterix Senior vice president Formerly Fifth Third Bancorp
Executive director, investor relations Celgene Specialist, IR T-Mobile
Executive vice president & CFO Fortis Specialist, IR Tronox
Head, Governance Services Nasdaq VP, business development Tronox
Head, investor relations Minerals Technologies VP, investor relations Etsy
Head, investor relations Moody’s Corporation VP, investor relations Fortis
Head, investor relations Mylan VP, investor relations Nielsen
IRO Sanofi VP, investor relations Tradeweb


Click here to request the full attendee list

Our Partners

Coalition for the Homeless

IR Magazine is supporting the Coalition for the Homeless’ Grand Central Food Program through our Diversity in IR events. The Grand Central Food Program delivers hot, nutrious meals to approximately, 1000 homeless and hungry me, women and children on the streets of NYC every night of the year.

We would be delighted if you are able to bring along your donations for non-perishable foods, professional and non-professional clothing, socks, toys and hygiene products. Click here for the guidelines for all in-kind donations.

Venue and location

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Diversity in IR forum is hosted by BNY Mellon!

BNY Mellon
240 Greenwich Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10286

IR Magazine has arranged preferential rates for delegates at nearby hotels. View the hotels and rates by clicking here.

NIRI IRC® credential

Holders of the NIRI IRC® credential can earn up to 4 professional development units (PDUs) per day. IRC-credentialed speakers may also earn PDUs. More information is available at

Book your place

The event is open to all IR professionals – men and women – to build on last year’s discussion and learn how those leading the way are facing challenges head-on. We look forward to meeting with you soon.

Please note that these are our super early-bird prices and any bookings made after May 29, 2020 will be charged at the early bird rate. If you have any questions, please contact Priscilla Lim at [email protected] or +44 20 8004 4989.

Covid-19 information

We are monitoring the situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus on a daily basis. Based on the current advice provided by the World Health Organization, we will be going ahead with hosting the events as planned. The well being of our attendees is paramount and we plan to take a number of precautions onsite to ensure a hygienic environment. If you have any further questions, please contact Priscilla Lim for more information.

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