Kathleen Bacon, Managing Director in HarbourVest’s London office, will speak at the Women in Alternatives conference as part of the 2017 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum. During the session Navigating the private markets landscape in an uncertain world, what role can women play? Kathleen will discuss the state of private markets, and the challenges the industry faces in regards to inclusion of women. The panel will focus on answering such questions as, Why do women continue to be under-represented at senior levels in the industry? Why is private equity a good career choice, and how do you mentor women at a junior level? and What kind of qualifications, skill sets and on the job experience do you need to become a leader in this field? How accessible are these opportunities to women?