Advancing diversity through inclusion

Infrastructure Investor’s Women in Infrastructure New York Forum features high profile keynote speakers and panel discussions with pioneering women in infrastructure. The forums powerful leaders provide insight into the evolving industry and share strategies and approaches to achieving success. The Women in Infrastructure Forum offers numerous opportunities to network and build impactful relationships. Join us and engage in informative discussions about industry trends and deal flows from powerful women in Infrastructure. This forum provides women in infrastructure a platform to discuss business solutions, best practices and an opportunity to share their unique career paths and stories of success.


2019 Keynote speaker

Angela Miller-May
Chief Investment Officer
Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund


Susan Mac Cormac
Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Why you should attend

Engage in candid conversations

Discuss the gender diversity barriers within the industry and explore strategies to bridge the gap

Gain industry knowledge

Stay up-to-date with the key trends impacting the industry and developments of infrastructure projects now and in the future

Build your network

Network with prominent figures from the infrastructure investing community and build relationships to advance your career and organization

See who you could meet

2018 attendees included:

3i Group
Brookfield Asset Management
The Carlyle Group
CMHC Pension Fund
Global Infrastructure Partners
Heidrick & Struggles
IMAS Foundation
Infrastructure Canada, Government of Canada
Joint Industry Board
LS Power
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)
Makena Capital Management LLC
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morgan Stanley
Morrison & Foerster
New York City Retirement System
New York Presbyterian Hospital Office of Investments
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Northwestern Mutual Capital
Peninsula House
South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission
State Street
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Thrivent Financial
Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners
Vantage Infrastructure
Wafra Alternative Investment Division

This event is co-located with the Infrastructure Investing New York Summit

The Infrastructure Investor New York Summit on December 3-4 will gather 200+ investors, fund managers, and policy makers to debate the trends shaping infra investment in North America and how to drive returns in a market flooded in interest, but difficult to navigate.

Preliminary agenda



 If you would like more information or to become part of the agenda, please contact Zakira Ralling at or +1 646 545 3321.

Day 1
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Day 1 - Wednesday 4th

Networking luncheon
12:35 - 13:45

Women in Infrastructure networking luncheon

Chairwoman's welcome
13:45 - 13:50

Chairwoman's welcome

Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

General sessions
13:50 - 14:30

Opening keynote with Angel Miller May, CIO, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

Keynote speaker:
Angel Miller May, CIO, Chicago Teachers Pension Fund

14:30 - 15:20

Visions, insights and perspectives

• Value Creation and Fundraising
• LP/GP Alignment
• Direct Vs.Co-investing
• Emerging opportunities across the Infrastructure secondaries market
• Digital Infra: Why has the asset class become attractive? What are returns in space, how are they changing? How do investors think about risk? Is risk reduced?
• Increasing gender diversity in the space – Building the pipeline
– How do we build a pipeline line of female infrastructure professionals?
– The path to PE is narrow; is there an Infra pathway?

Allison Kingsley, Partner and Chief Risk Officer, Nova Infrastructure
Andrea Mody, Managing Director (MIRA), COO, MIGS

15:20 - 15:45

Networking break

15:45 - 16:35

Energy & renewables: challenges and opportunities

• The evolving place energy fits as an asset class within infrastructure
• What are the current obstacles to growth in core renewables? What are the growth areas outside of core renewables?
• Combating Climate Change
• Women in Energy and Infrastructure: how have roles evolved and how we can continue to further gender diversity?

Katherine McElroy, Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit, Capital Dynamics

16:35 - 17:00

Closing keynote

Chairwoman's closing remarks
17:00 - 17:05

Chairwoman's closing remarks

Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Cocktail reception
17:05 - 18:00

Women in Infrastructure cocktail reception

2018 speakers

Isela Bahena

Managing Director, Infrastructure Investments, Nuveen

Isela Bahena is a Managing Director in Nuveen’s Private Infrastructure team with nineteen years of experience in the financial services sector. Ms. Bahena has spent her career underwriting debt and equity investments in an investment management role… Read full bio

Kate Flanagan

Vice President, 3i Group

Kate joined 3i’s New York Infrastructure team as a Vice President in 2018. Her role is principally focused on the evaluation of transport and logistic infrastructure opportunities and asset management support to 3i’s North American infrastructure ass… Read full bio

Michelle Lee

Director, OMERS

Michelle joined OMERS Infrastructure in 2006 and is responsible for the origination, execution and asset management of infrastructure investments, with a focus on the Americas. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Currently serving on th… Read full bio

Lavinia Macovschi

Executive Director, CIBC Capital Markets

Lavinia Macovschi joined the Corporate Banking team at CIBC Capital Markets in 2017. Ms. Macovschi is responsible for origination, execution and asset management of power and infrastructure assets. Based in New York, she oversees investments in the A… Read full bio

Isobel Markham

Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

Isobel is the Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas. She joined PEI in September 2014 as a staff writer, was promoted to senior reporter in May 2015 and became editor of Private Equity International's monthly print publication in January 2017… Read full bio

Andrea Mody

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of MIGS, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Andrea joined MIRA in 2007 and is the Chief Operating Officer of MIGS, based in New York. Andrea oversees fund operations and investor relations and is jointly responsible for new product development, capital raising, and portfolio construction. Andr… Read full bio

Seema Mohanty

Board Member, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)

Seema Mohanty is a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and Founder and Managing Director of Mohanty Gargiulo, LLC, a certified women minority-owned business and financial advisory firm that provides de… Read full bio

Marietta Moshiashvili Managing Partner

Chief Executive Officer, Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners

Ms. Moshiashvili serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Upper Bay. Previously, Marietta Moshiashvili was a Managing Director and Group Head of Infrastructure at Nuveen in New York, leading a team of 12 investment professionals with… Read full bio

Carolyne Murff

Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Management, LS Power

Ms. Murff joined LS Power in 2005 and has twenty-eight years of experience in the power industry. Ms. Murff is a member of LS Power’s Investment Committee and holds responsibility for the asset management of LS Power’s operating portfolio, for which… Read full bio

Matina Papathanasiou

Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Matina is currently the Deputy Head of QIC Global Infrastructure, a business she co-founded in early 2006. QIC Global Infrastructure has directly invested over $10billion in global infrastructure covering toll roads, airports, ports, water and energy… Read full bio

Elizabeth Sluder

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Elizabeth Sluder is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster. She focuses her practice on project finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate advice. Ms. Sluder has substantial experience representing cl… Read full bio

Juliet Wallace

Senior Director, Infrastructure Group, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Juliet Wallace is a Senior Director in the Infrastructure Group at Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and has over 25 years of finance and investment experience in the global energy sector. She has led acquisitions of both thermal and renewable power g… Read full bio

Sarah Wu

Director Investment Department, China Construction America

Ms Wu has spent her entire career in global infrastructure space. Her 20+ years experience cover the development, financing and investing in diversified infrastructure projects spanning transport, power, energy, renewables and regulated utilities in… Read full bio
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Venue & hotel accommodations

730 Third Ave
New York, NY 10017

Hotel accommodations are available at the Grand Hyatt at 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. Details for hotel accommodations will be posted shortly.