Battle Hymn of the Working Mother
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Speaker: Asha Joshi, CFA
Payden & Rygel

Chair: Stephanie Luh, CFA

This is a CFALA Women's Group Event

The Women’s Group of the CFALA Society cordially invites you to "Battle Hymn of the Working Mother", a presentation by Asha Joshi, CFA.

One of the most popular topics in the media has been about women in the workforce trying to achieve work-family balance.  Can a woman have it all—a successful career while raising a family?  Although women have made great strides over the years, there are still fewer women than men in executive roles and board member positions. For decades, experts have debated the causes of this inequity and asked what is achievable while raising kids and what  companies have done to support women and mothers in today’s competitive workforce.

Asha Joshi, CFA has been in a continuous, successful career since 1985 when she graduated from business school.  She and her husband, an accomplished scientist and professor at UCLA, have two children. Highly regarded in our industry, Asha will pass on her words of wisdom and share her life experiences with the CFALA community.  Please join us on Wednesday October 24th for a topic that has been on every woman’s mind.

Speaker Bio:
Asha Joshi
is a managing principal and senior portfolio manager at Payden & Rygel. She is responsible for a number of domestic and international client relationships including public plans, corporations, universities and endowments. She also focuses on enhanced equity index strategies using short-term bonds. Joshi is a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee and board of directors and chairs the firm’s Best Execution Committee.  Prior to joining Payden & Rygel in 1994, Joshi was a vice president in capital markets at CIBC/Wood Gundy and previously, a vice president at First Interstate Bank, Ltd where she traded and advised clients on the use of derivatives for hedging and risk management.  Joshi was President of the CFA Society of Los Angeles and founder and board member of the CFALA Charitable Foundation. She is a member of the CFA Institute and a board member at the California Council on Economic Education.  Asha Joshi holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She earned an MBA, with an emphasis in finance after earning an MA degree from UCLA the year that she was a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellow. Joshi received an undergraduate degree with the highest honors from Bangalore University in India.  Joshi and her husband are grateful and proud parents of two happy and productive children.

Registration Links
CFALA Members: $15.00 (place cursor on amount for link)
Non-members: $25.00 (place cursor on amount for link)

Time:  5:00 pm - 5:30pm, Cocktails
             5:30pm - 6:30pm dinner
            6:00pm -  Presentation

Location: Omni Los Angeles
                  251 South Olive Street
                  Los Angeles, CA 90071
                  For directions call hotel: (213) 617-3300
                  Event parking at the Omni $12.00 

Dress Code: Business Casual

Payment Information:

Methods of payment accepted: Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 370, Los Angeles CA 90071.

*Credit card payments will only be accepted through the secure online registration, and not by phone or email.


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