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The 2nd Women in Quantitative Finance Americas Conference (WQF)

Event Deferral:

Due to the extraordinary global circumstances regarding the coronavirus we have taken the responsible step to defer the 2nd WQFA conference to later in the year. The exact same conference will take place once the global environment allows. We feel this is the only responsible course of action regarding everyone’s personal safety and well-being.

Due to the sell out and huge success of WQFA 2019 we are delighted to announce the second running of Women in Quantitative Finance Americas Conference (WQF). This conference will showcase the female talent within the existing quants community, discuss opportunities for the next generation and the current challenges for women in quantitative finance. Please note this is not a female only conference.

Complimentary pre-conference workshop to all attendees

The Importance of Soft Skills in a Quantitative World

Quantitative finance often requires substantial “hard skills”–programming, machine learning, data science, AI.  But what about the “soft skills” required to collaborate with others, obtain buy-in for ideas, and lead cross-functional teams?

This fast-paced workshop will highlight the importance of these skills within the industry.  Attendees will learn:

  • What the DISC personality assessment tool is and how can it improve self-awareness
  • Ways to improve communication skills to increase your influence
  • How to obtain support for your ideas
  • Steps to build effective business relationships
  • How to work with “difficult” people

Partner: Columbia Quant Group

Columbia Quant Group (CQG) is Columbia University’s premier Quantitative Finance organization. We aim to create interest in Quantitative Finance roles and connect interested students with real-world professionals.

Academic Fee

There are a limited number of student & academic seats at the Women in Quantitative Finance Americas Conference. Please note there is an administration fee of $20.00. These tickets are for students or academics in FULL TIME education only.

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Registration is Now Open

  • Entry to Women in Quantitative Finance Americas Conference (WQFA) is just: $299.00

Interested in sponsoring Women in Quantitative Finance Americas?

Sponsorship is available in a variety of different mediums, helping to raise both your profile and brand exposure. We can fully tailor sponsorship and exhibitor packages for all your needs. WBS can connect you with the world’s leading quant experts and the next generation of female quants.

  • In-conference interviews with students
  • Conference Passes for colleagues & clients
  • Presentation & Panel Slots
  • Kiosk/Stand
  • Get your voice heard
  • Brand awareness
  • Meet the people who really matter to your company

For information about our range of sponsorship packages, please contact:

Email :
Tel: Neil Clive Fowler, +44 (0) 1273 201352

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  • Special Offer
    When two colleagues attend the 3rd goes free!

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