September 11, 2023

How the Influential Women candidates were selected

Pensions & Investments collaborated with an advisory board of leading investors and key industry executives to determine questions and shape areas on which to focus for the 2023 Influential Women in Institutional Investing application.


To be considered, nominees needed to be actively employed in the institutional investing field and have a minimum of seven years of industry experience. They were required to demonstrate a measurable effect and results within both their workplace and the industry. Ideal candidates were expected to exhibit a commitment to attracting, retaining, supporting and promoting women within the industry. Letters of recommendation supporting their application also were requested.


Women from various roles across the institutional investment industry were eligible for consideration for the accolade, including asset owners, asset managers, consultants, service providers and other pivotal roles. Self-nominations were allowed.


Each nominee was evaluated by members of the 2023 advisory board and an additional judging panel comprising a distinguished group of industry experts, along with members of the P&I leadership and editorial team.

Entries were grouped based on years of industry experience for equitable judging: seven to 10 years of experience; 11 to 19 years and 20-plus years of experience.


Nomination criteria were:

  • Career accomplishments
  • Fostering growth/development of others
  • Leadership
  • Philanthropic and community involvement
  • Proven contribution to the industry
  • Letters of recommendation

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