May 23-24 | New York Hilton Midtown
This year, we united our two conferences that focus on the small, emerging, and diverse manager community into one flagship event: Consortium 2023. 2023 marked Consortium’s 20th Anniversary, and we celebrated in style by drawing from each event’s best content to provide attendees with a top-flight program and a memorable experience.
Keynote Speaker: Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative. She has long been a champion for social change and equality. King created new inroads for all genders in sports and beyond during her legendary career and she continues to make her mark today.
King was named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by Life Magazine and, in 2009, in recognition of her work as a social justice pioneer and her accomplishments in sports, President Obama awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In 2020, King became the first woman to have an annual global team sports event named in her honor when Fed Cup, the women’s world cup of tennis, was rebranded as the Billie Jean King Cup. Her memoir, ALL IN: An Autobiography, published by Knopf in August 2021, is garnering rave reviews.
In 2014, King, and her partner Ilana Kloss, launched the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative to address equality and inclusion issues in the workplace. In 2018, King and Kloss were named to the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers and in 2019 King’s deep Southern California roots were recognized with the opening of the Billie Jean King Main Library in her hometown of Long Beach, California. In 2020 King was honored with the release of the Billie Jean King Barbie doll, part of Mattel’s Inspiring Women Series, and joined the ownership groups of the Los Angeles Sparks and Angel City FC.
Why Did They Attend?
The combined conference continued our mission to educate institutional investors and consultants on best practices of allocating to emerging and diverse managers, while providing managers with training and insights to help them fundraise and grow their businesses. Importantly, the event featured industry experts, and offered structured opportunities to connect one-on-one and in small groups.