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Currently, the coronavirus situation remains very fluid, and several college campuses are on lockdown. Although the University of Miami is not affected by the virus as yet, and there are no restrictions, we think it is best to postpone the conference. The conference is small, and unfortunately, many of our discussants are unable to make it.

We will be back with a new date, which is yet to be decided.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused. We look forward to meeting you again when we can reconvene for the conference.


Showcasing Women in Finance

March 20, 2020

The Department of Finance at the Miami Herbert Business School and AFFECT will jointly host the 2020 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 on March 20th, 2020 followed by reception and dinner on the same day. There will be seven 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 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 extended until January 10th.  Authors of selected papers will be notified by the end of January 2020.

Submit a paper


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 2018

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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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