AVON, CONNECTICUT, May 28, 2015 – Ironwood Capital announced that Senior Managing Director Carolyn C. Galiette participated in the Women in Investing Roundtable held at the White House today.
The event was hosted by the White House Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration and featured a discussion on issues, challenges and opportunities pertaining to women in or thinking about investing careers. In attendance were senior level women in the investment industry as well as policy leaders and senior administration officials.
“It was exciting to take part in such an important discussion. The number of women in the investment industry has grown dramatically during my working career, but further progress is still needed,” stated Ms. Galiette. “It was gratifying to meet with other women in senior leadership positions within the industry. In my role as a member of the Executive Board of the Small Business Investor Alliance, a private equity trade association, I’ve seen firsthand the impact that public and private sector programs have already had on women in small business. Public dialogue at the highest levels increases awareness of programs and opportunities for women in investment careers and can foster more diversity in the industry.”
The goal of the Women in Investing Roundtable is to inform potential policy actions and focus on opportunities within federal government programs, as well as other initiatives and programs designed to support women in business.
About Ironwood Capital
With over $500 million of institutional capital under management, Ironwood Capital is a Connecticut-based private equity firm that provides non-control growth capital to middle market companies. The firm takes a simple, straightforward approach in providing profitable, well-managed companies with growth and transition capital coupled with strategic, operational and financial guidance. With over 25 years of middle market experience, Ironwood invests in the form of subordinated debt and preferred stock in amounts ranging from $5 million to $20 million to support business owners and financial sponsors in growth financings, full and partial recapitalizations, generational transitions and buyouts. For more information, please visit www.ironwoodcap.com.