FIRN Women 2022 Program 

FIRN Women have a full schedule of activities for 2022. Most of the FIRN Women events this year will take place at 1pm on the third Friday of each month via a hybrid delivery mode, with some exceptions. Each event will take place physically at the hosting location with participants being able to zoom in from their own computer or from a self-organized regional hub. With regional hubs, participants can meet in-person and join the meeting together with other academics from the same region. This hybrid mode aims to achieve a good balance between in-person networking and accessibility given participants’ diverse geographic location in the current uncertain environment. Being an event host or a regional hub host requires access to a room with tech facility that is designed for video conferencing.

Contact: Andrea Lu, VP FIRN (Women)

FIRN Women Annual Conference

Office Hours with Senior Women in Finance

New Ideas Sessions

Brown Bag Sessions

International Seminars

Mentoring Panel Session

2022 FIRN Women Annual Conference
Friday, 22nd of July, 2022

FIRN Women will be holding our annual women’s conference again this year on Friday 22 July 2022. Government restrictions allowing, it is anticipated that the conference will be run in centralised ‘hubs’ in capital cities to allow for some in-person networking. Each hub will be connected to other hubs via zoom. The research day is open to all FIRN members to attend at no cost.

The conference will consist of two parts. The first part will be a keynote presentation by Professor Xiaoyan Zhang, followed by a 45-minutes fireside chat with FIRN(Women) members. The second part of the conference will feature flipped research presentations. Presentations will be approximately 10 minutes in duration and papers will be presented by discussants (not authors). 

Submitting authors therefore commit to presenting a paper written by another author. 

Click here to view the call for papers.

Submissions for the FIRN Women Annual Conference have now closed.

Keynote Speakers

Xiaoyan ZHANG, Tsinghua University

Prof. Xiaoyan Zhang is the Chair Professor of Finance and Associate Dean at PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University. She is also the Deputy Director of National Institute of Financial Research and Institute of Fintech Research at Tsinghua University, and the director of Xinyuan Fintech Research Center.

Prof. Zhang received her B.A. in Economics from Peking University in 1997, and Ph.D. in Finance (with honor) from Columbia Business School in 2002. Before joining Tsinghua University, Prof. Zhang worked at the Johnson School of Management of Cornell University as an Assistant Professor of Finance, and the Krannert School of Management of Purdue University as Duke Realty Chair Full Professor of Finance and Finance Group Head.

Currently, Professor Zhang is a senior fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), and a senior financial expert of the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Professor Zhang served on the CSRC 17th Issuance Examination Committee, and currently serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council, China Global Economic Governance 50 Forum, and Expert Committee of National Internet Finance Association.