Geri Hansen, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Attucks Asset Management, LLC, Receives the Women Investment Professionals’ 2015 Trailblazer of the Year Award

This prestigious recognition was presented to Ms. Hansen at WIP’s
Annual Awards Dinner for her outstanding contributions and achievements
in the institutional asset management industry

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Women
Investment Professionals (WIP)
, a leading non-for-profit women’s
networking organization for the institutional asset management industry,
announced that they had awarded their prestigious “Trailblazer” award to
Geri Hansen, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Attucks Asset
Management, LLC at WIP’s Annual Awards Dinner held on October 22, 2015
at The University Club of Chicago. Ms. Hansen was honored by WIP for her
outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the institutional asset
management industry.

Honoring Ms. Hansen and the Keynote for the event was Geeta Aiyer, CFA,
President and Founder of Boston Common Asset Management, an investment
manager focused on global sustainability initiatives with a proprietary
Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) framework.

“Geri encapsulates what our members strive for as she is making a true
difference in the institutional asset management industry and paving the
way for other talented, highly-motivated women who want to obtain
optimal success in this industry,” said Bonnie Stanfield, President of
Women Investment Professionals and a Consultant Relations Director at
Putnam Investments. “Every year we gather together the industry’s best
to celebrate the many contributions and successes of not only the
recipient of the Trailblazer Award, but also all of our members and
women in this industry. On behalf of our members, I want to congratulate
Geri on receiving this award – she truly deserves this recognition.”

This annual awards dinner not only celebrates the women in the
institutional asset management industry, but also the success of WIP as
a thriving non-for profit organization designed to provide career
development, education, networking and mentoring programs for women
during all stages of their career. A testament to this organization’s
success is in the last few years its membership has more than doubled to
over 320 members. WIP’s membership spans the financial industry and its
members include asset management, investment consulting and
institutional investor organizations. In addition, the organization has
successfully held eight events in 2015, which featured the brightest and
the best of the industry. To view their past and future events visit: http://www.wipchicago.org/events/.

About Women Investment Professionals (WIP):

Established in 1995, Women Investment Professionals is a non-profit
organization that provides a forum for networking and professional
development for women involved in institutional investing, including
plan sponsors, investment managers, consultants, accountants and
attorneys. WIP achieves this objective through a variety of activities,
including quarterly events, committee involvement, philanthropic
initiatives and its website. WIP provides members access to information
on job opportunities within the industry by posting positions on its
website. For more information, please visit: http://www.wipchicago.org.

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