Showcasing Women in Finance

March 2, 2018

The Department of Finance at the University of Miami School of Business Administration, AFFECT and CIBER will jointly host the 2018 conference on Showcasing Women in Finance. AFFECT is a committee of the American Finance Association (AFA) that aims to promote the advancement of women academics in the field of finance.

The conference will be held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. It will showcase female role models in finance and provide an avenue for more junior researchers to receive feedback on their research and careers.

Conference Format

The conference will begin with a reception on March 1, 2018 followed by the all-day conference on March 2. There will be five papers presented, a PhD session and a panel discussion. Each presenter will have 20-25 minutes to present his or her paper, followed by a 15-20 minute discussion. 

The conference will be followed by a panel discussion on “Can Women AFFECT Finance?

The discussants include:

Paper Submission

Papers from all areas of finance will be considered. We encourage submissions from junior researchers and doctoral students. Papers that are at an early stage (but completed) will receive priority. Please do not submit a paper that has been accepted or is close to being accepted for publication in a journal. The submission deadline is January 10, 2018. Authors of selected papers will be notified by the end of January 2018.

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Additional Information

All reasonable travel expenses of presenters and discussants will be covered, up to a limit of $350 for participants from the U.S. and $750 for participants from other countries. Hotel accommodations for up to two nights will be provided at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Accommodation for PhD students will be provided at the Gables Inn.

For additional information about the conference, please email

Conference Organizers

Student Organizers

Showcasing Women in Finance Conference Program

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The Biltmore Hotel

The legendary Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables has been a favorite of world leaders, celebrities and sports stars since its opening in the 1920s. Offering much more than exceptional accommodations, the Biltmore Hotel showcases championship golf, cosmopolitan dining, a luxury spa and premier conference facilities, all while exceeding refined guests’ expectations. Alternative hotel accommodations are also available.

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