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IR Magazine Forum – Women in IR

Thursday, April 27, 2023

New York: Venue to be announced

About the forum

Our seventh annual forum is back again by popular demand! The event is part of our global initiative to create a level playing field for excellence in the IR community. With the help of expert speakers and those leading the charge at public companies, the event will include practical advice on:

  • How to balance the demands of the IR role with the demands of being a parent
  • How to build a more inclusive investor relations community and expand your network
  • How the role of an IRO has now evolved, the new skills required, and bridging the widening gender pay gap
  • How to progress in your career through adoption of new responsibilities. Learn how to excel in the IR profession and beyond


Attendees can join us at the event to:

  • Hear from leaders at public companies on expectations from IR and set DE&I goals for the IR community
  • Learn from successful heads of IR about the various paths into and beyond IR, bridging the skills and pay gap
  • Have one-on-one meetings with fellow IR professionals to build their network


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


All times displayed are in Eastern Time (ET)

  • 16:30 PM
    Registration, drinks and canapés

    We’ll kick off the event with some networking drinks. Be sure to join us nice and early to grow your network and meet new people in the IR world.

  • 17:00 PM
    Pre-event mentoring sessions: Career advice and Q&A with experts and successful CFOs

    Our mentoring sessions are back in person by popular demand! You can choose a theme and get practical advice from our esteemed ambassadors on dealing with specific challenges, improving ways of working and structuring your career. We will be announcing our list of mentors shortly! Stay tuned.

  • 17:45 PM
    Opening remarks: Welcome to the Women in IR Forum

    We all know what the issues are. However, we also know it takes a long time to affect change. Based on the statistics from IR Magazine’s latest Global IR Salary and Careers Report, hear what factors generally lead to gender disparity in IR, what we, as a community, can recognize and counter in your teams, and a statistical breakdown of diversity in the IR role. To what extent is diversity an issue? What factors in general lead to gender disparity in IR? What can we do to recognize and counter these in our teams?

  • 18:00 PM
    Panel discussion on advancing your career: Overcoming challenges and building skills for success

    • Identify the top three challenges for IROs and how the role is evolving
    • Balancing work and home responsibilities while being back on the road
    • Given the statistics on recent reports, what are the barriers to women being heads of IR?
    • How do past roles impact current pay and career advancement?
    • Negotiating pay increases in the current climate
    • With an influx of IR professionals from different backgrounds over the pandemic, what can help differentiate you from others?
    • Building a social media brand: Tactics for creating new career opportunities where there are none readily available
    • Pros and cons of working in an IR agency vs in-house – what’s next?
    • Strategic career advice for leadership and getting a seat at the table – making your voice heard
    • What is the one action you can take to support equity and inclusion?
  • 19:00 PM
    Closing keynote: Summary and action points

  • 19:15 PM
    Networking drinks continue

  • 20:00 PM
    End of the event

Speakers: 2022

To inquire about speaking at the 2023 forum, please contact [email protected]

What our attendees say

"It was excellent.... truthful... with some important information shared. It was also well-run."


"[I liked that there were] speakers with different backgrounds who showed their opinions.


"Very open, candid and engaging sessions as well as advice on how to handle issues and situations going forward."


"Panelists were top notch. Well-versed on the topics, very forthright and clear."

Proteus Capital

"Amazing event and great speakers."


"Subject matter was spot on; panelists were knowledgeable. Networking and mentorship sessions were impactful."

Telsey Advisory Group

Who attends our events

Our attendees are leading IR practitioners with an established track record and strategic IR role within their company.

Below is a sample of some of our past attendees:

Job title Company Job title Company
Associate director, advisory services Nasdaq Head, Governance Services Nasdaq
Associate partner Buchanan Head, investor relations Minerals Technologies
CCO & head, investor relations Avon Head, investor relations Moody’s Corporation
Co-head of client relations Orient Capital Head, investor relations Mylan
Director Powerscourt Group Managing director FTI Consulting
Director, head of investor relations Peel Hunt Managing partner Instinctif Partners
Director, investor relations Conduent Partner Instinctif Partners
Director, investor relations – ESG Lloyds Banking Group Partner Taylor Bennett
Director, investor relations & corporate communications Anterix Senior vice president Formerly Fifth Third Bancorp
Executive creative director five corporate reporting & consulting Vice president J.P. Morgan
Executive director, Europe & Asia Rivel Research Group VP, business development Tronox
Executive director, investor relations Celgene VP, investor relations Etsy
Executive vice president & CFO Fortis VP, investor relations Fortis
Head of IR Barratt Developments VP, investor relations Nielsen
Head of IR ADLER Real Estate VP, investor relations Tradeweb

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Become a partner

Why partner with us? 

The IR Magazine Forum – Women in IR brings together some of the most influential people in thIR community.  

The event offers an effective approach to targeting clients when they are exploring how they can improve their IR practice. Through our unrivaled knowledge of the subject matter and commitment to in-depth agenda research, our events are guaranteed to attract a qualified audience. 

The unique buzz we create at our in-person events – a far cry from a traditional conference – makes them multi-faceted and highly interactive with great engagement in particular from heads of IR. This allows our partners to have meaningful conversations with corporates who are deciding which parts of their IR program to invest in, which service providers to engage and consultants to retain. By partnering with us on an event, you can generate leads, showcase your thought leadership and position yourselves as the partner of choice to the IR community.

We’d love to have a chat with you about how you can get in front of a truly engaged and motivated audience at the IR Magazine Forum – Women in IR. Get in touch with Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.


Book your place

Click on the button below to book your ticket.

The early bird rate will expire at midnight (ET) on Friday, March 31. After this date, the price will increase to the standard rate of $125.

If you have any questions please contact Thomas Williams at [email protected] or +44 208 090 2156.

Make a day of it: Join our think tank

Taking place on the same day of the forum, the IR Magazine Think Tank – East Coast is an invitation-only event exclusively for senior IROs.

It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect topical issues affecting IR. We have over 100 senior IR professionals attending each year.

It is far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtables on select IR issues. All discussions are confidential so you can have a free and open chat with your peers.

Visit our think tank website to view the list of topics we will discuss and request an invite.




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