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Presented By: LSA Opportunity Hub

Alum Connection: Beth Michelson, Senior Managing Director, Cartesian Capital

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Beth is a seasoned private equity investor who specializes in proprietary investments in global emerging markets and most recently managed a SPAC: a special purpose acquisition company or also known as a “blank check” company. Before that, she worked on Capitol Hill and as a financial journalist in Prague. Find out how she transitioned into finance and how she believes there is a direct connection between her LSA Political Science major to where she is today.

About Beth:
Beth Michelson has 20 years of experience building businesses globally as a Senior Managing Director of Cartesian Capital Group, a New York City-based global private equity firm, since its inception, and previously with AIG Capital Partners and Wasserstein Perella. She has led investments and acquisitions across 20 countries. Ms. Michelson brings deep knowledge of digital infrastructure, Industry 4.0, and renewable energy. Ms. Michelson is also a member of the management team of Cartesian Growth Corporation (NASDAQ: GLBL), a SPAC targeting transnational businesses. Beth currently serves on the board of directors of Thermal Management Solutions (UK), Brilia (Brazil), and BTS Torres (Latin America), as well as the Global Advisory Board of Columbia Business School Chazen Institute for Global Business. Ms. Michelson was selected as a 2019 92Y Women in Power Fellow. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors, 100 Women in Finance, and the Private Equity Women’s Investor Network. She also serves on the board of Replications Inc which focuses on improving outcomes in public schools. Ms. Michelson has an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, an MIA from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a BA with distinction from the University of Michigan. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Beth lives in NYC with her husband and two daughters and their goldendoodle.

You should attend this session if you are:
-A UM undergraduate LSA student
-Interested in working in the finance industry or working for a private equity firm
-Interested in pursuing your MBA

What you’ll gain by attending:
-Hear Beth’s experience as a woman in finance and how she broke into the industry
-Learn more about the day or week in the life of a seasoned impact investor
-Get answers to your questions about private equity firms, pursuing an MBA, and other job functions within the finance industry

Interaction Level: Moderate

RSVP now to be part of the conversation. The link to join this Alum Connection will be emailed to you after you RSVP.

The LSA Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. This event will be hosted on Zoom (learn more about Zoom accessibility) and can be accessed by phone or computer. Presentation materials may be shared in advance if requested, and live captioning will be provided. To request other accommodations please contact Paige Baker at or 734.763.4674. so we can make arrangements.
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