The Diversity Investing Symposium

8:30am | Thursday, May 4th, 2023
The Ray Hotel 233 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444


Day 1May 4, 2023

Breakfast Provided

Marisa N. DeMato, Chair of the Women’s Alliance, Director/Chief Diversity Officer, Saxena White

Diversity Investing introduction by Angela Miller-May, CIO, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

Ellen Hung, Deputy CIO, State Universities Retirement System

Heather Traeger, General Counsel & CCO, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Deborah Velez Medenica, Sr. Investment Officer, New York State Common Retirement Fund

Meredith Jones, Managing Director, Ernst & Young Global Consulting Services (Moderator)

Julia Bonafede, Co-Founder, Rosetta Analytics, Inc.

Suzanne Yoon, Founder and Managing Partner, Kinzie Capital Partners

Caroline Lovelace, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Portfolio Manager, Preserver Partners

Rosemary Elly Guillette, Vice President, Segal Marco Advisors

Marilyn Freeman, Emerging and Diverse Manager Advisor (Moderator)

With 30-Minute Fireside Chat

Carolina de Onís, Managing Director, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, UTIMCO

Candice Rosevear, Principal, Global Economics Group

Dana Johns, Senior Portfolio ManagerMaryland State Retirement and Pension System

Amber Kizilbash, COO, Lenox Park Solutions

Sheryl Mejia, Managing Partner, Steward Asset Management (Moderator)

Mary Abbott, SVP and General Counsel, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Maria Clara Rendon, Director, Responsible Investing, University Pension Plan Ontario

Bonnie Foley-Wong, Sustainable Investment Leader, Mercer (Moderator)

Angela Maria Tafur, Executive Director, LAVCA

Mariana Zubieta Galaviz, Private Equity Portfolio Manager, Afore XXI Banorte

Laura Maria Gallego, Head of Alternative Investments, Skandia

Ana Gomez Chapman, Managing Director, Hamilton Lane (Moderator)

Maya Saxena, President and Co-Founder of Saxena White

Places to Stay

The Ray Hotel is the official hotel of the Diversity Investing Symposium. The Women’s Alliance has a confirmed room block available until April 5, 2023.  Please click below for the preferred room rate at The Ray Hotel or select one of the other hotel options provided below.

233 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444

The Ray Hotel Delray Beach

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, and lush open-space areas perfect for outdoor dining, lounging, and fitness. Conference Hotel. Book by April 5, 2023.

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1000 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483

The Seagate Hotel & Spa

Proudly offering Atlantic Avenue’s most spacious guest rooms. Relax and recharge at The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach, where a collection of thoughtfully curated rooms were designed with your vacation needs in mind. Each of our 154 accommodations is appointed with designer furnishings, Egyptian cotton linens, and spa-inspired bathrooms with walk-in showers.

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135 SE 6th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Courtyard by Marriott Delray Beach

Courtyard by Marriott Delray Beach is the newest hotel in bustling downtown Delray Beach, affectionately known as the Village by the Sea. Our beach hotel was designed to satisfy the needs of business and group travelers while also providing the comforts and amenities suited for families and leisure guests in Florida. 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. Plus, amenities such as Delray’s first rooftop pool bar, The Reef Bar and our well-equipped fitness center help you stay refreshed and energized.

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104 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Hyatt Place Delray Beach

Hyatt Place Delray Beach offers a seamless experience for business and leisure travelers alike. If you’re staying at our hotel for a fun family vacation, you’ll find easy access to popular attractions, like Atlantic Avenue shopping and the Pineapple Grove Arts District.

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Things to Do

350 NE 5th Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Putt'n Around - Mini Golf

With two different and exciting 18-hole courses, Everglades - perfect for beginners or anyone wanting to enjoy the shade and a nice breeze! Or Ocean - for a little more of a challenge, with an occasional water hazard or two! The whole family will have a great time playing 18 or 36 holes of our tropical oasis!

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142 South Ocean Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Sandoway Discovery Center

At Sandoway, you will find interactive educational exhibits and programs designed to inspire the minds of young children, future botanists, oceanographers, marine biologists and researchers.

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51 N Swinton Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square

The Cornell Art Museum is housed in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary School building on the Old School Square campus and is one of the surprises that people discover in Delray Beach. The Museum strives to show nationally and internationally recognized, contemporary artists who create innovative and provocative works of art. Visitors will enjoy intriguing pieces of artwork while discovering new artists and styles.

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19 NE 3rd Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Silverball Retro Arcade - Pinball Arcade/Museum

The Silverball Retro Arcade is the hottest thing in Delray Beach, Florida. With classic pinball and arcade games to play, great food to eat, cool drinks to enjoy and fun events to take part in – Silverball has all of the above, and then some.

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Where to Eat


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Park Tavern

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32 East Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Elisabetta's Ristorante

A traditional Italian menu is matched by a robust wine list at this old-timey restaurant & pizzeria.

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52 N Swinton Ave
Delray Beach , FL 33444


The restaurant Dada opened in Delray in 2000 inside the Tarrimore house (built circa 1924). It’s one of the oldest historic homes in Delray Beach and is listed as a historic site. The eclectic interior and revolving artwork compliment the creative cuisine, which is sustainably sourced. As followers of the Dada/Surrealist 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’s artistic license, so to speak, to explore beyond the normal convention.

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32 SE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Park Tavern

At Park Tavern Delray Beach, our focus is on exceeding our guest’s expectations in all areas – food, beverage, and ambiance. Our objective is to create an experience that will arouse and excite our guest’s senses.

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213 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 272-0220

City Oyster & Sushi Bar

At City Oyster, our artisans and bakers work in the bakery located above the restaurant to provide all of our house made desserts, pies, bread, crackers and pasta. Sushi is made to order and we feature fresh seafood delivered and prepared daily in our kitchen.

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