CAMBRIDGE, MA – Harvard Smart Woman Securities, a student-run investment organization based at Harvard University, selected Beth Kurth Woman of the Year 2015. The Harvard SWS program includes education, mentoring and research. Over the last three years Beth has lectured on The Financial Crisis of 2008 and How to Read the Wall Street Journal: Statistics, Stories and Disestimation.
“We are delighted to share Beth’s recognition,” said Boston Women in Finance president Macken Toussaint. “When Harvard SWS was looking for instructors, they contacted Boston Women in Finance and we were able offer speakers with depth and breadth of financial expertise.”
“This is truly a great honor to be selected by this talented group of Harvard students. I admire their hard work and innovation, and look forward to watching their continued success,” said Beth Kurth.
Beth leads Investor Relations for LeMaitre Vascular (Nasdaq: LMAT). LeMaitre is a global provider of innovative devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. Previously she led the Corporate Forum, a resource for public companies to meet with the retail investment community. Other experience includes Director of Investor and Public Relations for an enterprise software company and Public Information Officer for the federal government’s emergency management agency. She began her career as an analyst with an economic consulting firm.
Beth is past president of Boston Women in Finance and currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Council. She holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA in English from Tulane University.
About Harvard Smart Woman Securities Harvard SWS is a premier investment organization with chapters nationwide devoted to educating undergraduate women about investing in the financial markets. Through instructive seminars, mentoring initiatives, and meetings with successful investors such as Warren Buffett, SWS provides resources upon which women can build greater knowledge of the financial markets. By educating, mentoring, and giving practical experience to undergraduate women, SWS aims to empower a new generation of women investors for the future.
About Boston Women in Finance Founded in 1995, Boston Women in Finance is a community of women professionals demonstrating thought leadership across the financial sector and financial function. Our monthly programming offers insight into financial issues, workplace events and leadership strategies. Our diverse membership represents commercial and investment banks, brokerage houses, asset managers, biotech, high tech, insurance companies, accounting and consulting firms, entrepreneurs and academic institutions.