First Annual Diversity Investing Symposium

In light of the recent uptick in COVID cases throughout the country, Saxena White has decided to postpone the Women’s Alliance’s First Annual Diversity Symposium, which was scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022.   We plan to host the event on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at The Ray Hotel in Delray Beach, Florida.  You will receive a new invitation with event details and registration link in February 2022.

Saxena White welcomes you to the First Annual Diversity Investing Symposium

Held at The Ray Hotel in Delray Beach, FL, on May 5th, 2022, this event will feature leading women in the pension and investment space in the U.S. and Latin America as they share their diversity investment expertise, discuss the impact of investing in women- and minority- owned investment firms, and highlight the recent trends in ESG investing.

Read More about our Women’s Alliance here

“We look forward to hosting the Women’s Alliance’s First Annual Diversity Symposium and creating an event where trailblazing women can share their investment experiences and expertise.  As Chair of this event, I am excited to see familiar faces and welcome new faces as we explore these important topics and renew our shared commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.”

- Marisa N. DeMato, Chair

Diversity Investing Symposium Registration Form

Please fill out the form below to RSVP for this event on May 5th, 2022.

Diversity Investing Symposium

The Ray

The venue for our event is The Ray. Located a mile from the ocean, The Ray brings design-focused Tropical Modern sophistication and iconic architecture to Delray Beach, featuring large-scale sculptures, immersive art installations, living walls, a lush tree canopy, and open-space areas perfect for outdoor dining, lounging, and fitness. Our event rate is $359/ night for weekdays, and $429 for weekends.

Hyatt Place Delray Beach

Not even a 5-minute walk down the street, the Hyatt is Centrally located in Delray Beach, steps from Atlantic Avenue and within a 10-minute walk of Delray Beach Tennis Center. This hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Veterans Park and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. Average rate is $350/ night.

Courtyard Marriott

A 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from The Ray, the Courtyard by Marriott Delray Beach is in bustling downtown Delray Beach, affectionately known as the Village by the Sea. At the center of it all is The Bistro, your destination for a great breakfast or drinks and dinner during the evening. Enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where guests work or relax with free Wi-Fi throughout our hotel. Average rate is $390/ night.

Aloft by Marriott

Experience Aloft Delray Beach, the brightest and hippest addition to downtown Delray Beach. This new hotel blends sleek design, modern style and technology for the savvy traveler and is part of the SOFA District, a mixed-use hub exemplifying urban luxury. Average rate is $320/ night.


Dada the restaurant opened in Delray in the year 2000 in one of the oldest historic homes the Tarrimore house circa 1924 listed as a historic site in Delray Beach. The eclectic interior and revolving artwork compliment the creative cuisine, which is sustainably sourced. As the artist of the Movement we have strived to create an environment that is original, unique and forces us to step outside the box. Dada is non-conformist. It allows our food, atmosphere and staff artistic license, so to speak, to explore beyond the normal convention.


he taste of sustainable seafood and local organic fare is coming to Delray Beach. San Diego hotspot Lionfish is set to open on the beach town’s bustling Atlantic Avenue in fall 2020. Lionfish provides fresh-catch cuisine, grass-fed meats and local, seasonal ingredients in an approachable, casual setting. Lionfish, which has been recognized twice as a James Beard Foundation Smart Catch Leader, brings a sea-to-table approach to dishes, letting the freshness of the fish shine through the simplistic, yet perfectly seasoned cuisine. While serving more than just mouth-watering food, Lionfish is also doing its part to help save the ocean’s ecosystem by serving its namesake Lionfish, a species that is ravaging the ocean, particularly the Caribbean, by devouring fellow sea life and damaging coral reefs. The rare, delicious white flaky fish will be served in a multitude of ways, including whole fried and as the centerpiece of a citrus-infused ceviche. Every Lionfish removed from the ocean helps preserve future generations of other fish. The menu is further complemented by light, fresh appetizers and an array of small, sharable plates. The Lionfish kitchen takes a similar, socially-conscious approach to the farm-to-table cuisine, relying heavily on farm fresh vegetables and grains to perfect dishes. Our work with locally sourced ingredients and regional purveyors is evident with every bite. In addition to the contemporary cooking, Lionfish also offers an innovative beverage menu of time-honored classics, an all-encompassing wine list and local craft beers. In addition, Lionfish bartenders will flawlessly concoct cutting-edge cocktails, such as the bourbon-based Barracuda, the Atlantic Buzz made with tequila, fresh citrus and herbs, or the shareable Fugu Delray.

Brûlée bistro

“We believe in locally sourced ingredients, seasonally inspired menus, local craft breweries, eclectic wines and craft cocktails. Eat, drink and be happy!” Chef Suzanne Perrotto is second generation chef/owner. Growing up in the family business– an Italian Trattoria in New York–Suzanne discovered her passion for cooking. Sunday dinners with pasta-filled family feasts, homemade breads, sweets and plenty of red wine were the heart and soul of the family affair. Her mother’s epicurean style combined tradition with seasonal ingredients–steeped in generations of authentic Italian cuisine. By the age of 14, Perrotto was in the kitchen cooking and learning classic culinary techniques that are a part of her menus today; she was off and running and has never looked back…


The best Italian food in Palm Beach County! Tramonti Ristorante's chef and culinary specialists work tirelessly to create signature offerings which combine the finest ingredients with an innovative approach. Critics and guests alike acknowledge Tramonti Ristorante's commitment to exceeding even the highest expectations.

Delray Beach

Delray Beach spans one-and-one-half miles of South Florida coastline and accommodates over 3.2 million beach visitors every year. Delray Beach is one of the most accessible (easily accessible from I-95, the beach is centered at the East End of Atlantic Avenue). The City of Delray Beach contracts with a beach cleaning service and a cabana rental company to insure year round enjoyment of the Municipal Beach for our residents and visitors.

Atlantic Avenue

Delray's "The Avenue," is the the pedestrian‐friendly epicenter of downtown Delray Beach, is most notably known for its shopping, dining, and small‐town curb appeal. Here, brick-paved sidewalks lined with palm and oak trees create a charming ambiance that makes for a perfect day or evening walk. Explore stylish fashion boutiques, art galleries, and dozens of gift shops to find one‐of‐a‐kind treasures.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Explore a series of six lush, authentic gardens. Each garden was inspired by a different period and style of Japanese gardening, and all were designed by Hoichi Kurisu. The museum showcases traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through engaging exhibits, a variety of educational events, a world-class bonsai display, Pan-Asian cuisine at the Cornell Cafe, and a distinctive museum store filled with one-of-a-kind item

Saltwater Brewery

Saltwater Brewery is Delray Beach's first local production microbrewery with a "Reef Room" for tastings on site. The brewery is run by a team of Floridians who give special care to each batch of the handcrafted beer, made using only natural ingredients. The brewery promotes education on ocean conservation, and tours are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis every Saturday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.