Business through a New Lens: Balancing Profit and Purpose
Tammira PhillipePresident & CEO, Bridgeway Capital Management
Thursday, February 17th9am PT/ 12pm ET
Businesses should exist for reasons beyond just making a profit. Conscious businesses bridge the gap between profit and purpose in order to elevate the communities they serve. Bridgeway, a national investment management firm, does so through their focus on relational investing, an approach to investing that unifies results for investors and returns for humanity, as well as their commitment to supporting global transformative change by investing in humanitarian organizations.
During this Virtual Gathering, Tammira Philippe, President and CEO of Bridgeway, will delve into how she has led her company and how others can ensure profit for their business while honing in on their Higher Purpose, including her take on the importance of servant leadership, fostering a culture of stewardship, and maintaining unwavering company core values.
Tammira is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgeway Capital Management, an investment management firm that stewards over $5 billion in quantitative public equity strategies for clients. She is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, President of Bridgeway Funds, and serves on committees including: Portfolio Innovation and Risk , Responsible Investing , Enterprise Risk, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Tammira’s responsibilities include development and execution of the firm’s strategy, oversight of all operations, and contributing to the marketing and client service efforts. Prior to becoming President and CEO, Tammira led strategy and operations projects at Bridgeway from 2005 to 2010 and was Head of Client Service and Marketing from 2010 to 2016. Tammira earned an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Her experience prior to Bridgeway includes strategy consulting with McKinsey & Company and business development and marketing for a global satellite communications startup. Tammira is passionate about promoting education and social justice, two areas that are fulfilled through her professional work and volunteer service. Beyond Bridgeway, Tammira serves on the Stanford GSB Advisory Council, Texas A&M University Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Council, CFA Houston Strategic Advisory Board, and the Investment Committee of the Terry Foundation, a scholarship provider that supported her undergraduate education. Tammira previously served as the Chair of the Community Advisory Board and Director of the Education Foundation of Harris County.
Tamla is a Director of Institutional Relations at Bridgeway Capital Management where she focuses on developing and nurturing Bridgeway’s relationships with institutional investors. She also serves as Chair of Bridgeway’s ESG @Work Committee and member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Tamla joined Bridgeway in 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and insurance industries, most recently with JP Morgan Chase. Prior to JP Morgan Chase, Tamla was Vice President of Business Development, responsible for expanding and managing institutional client relationships at Smith Graham & Co. Her experience also includes marketing and sales positions with AIM Investments, The Guardian, and State Farm. Tamla received her BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and was a Texas Honor Achievement Award Recipient. An ordained minister, she completed her Doctor of Ministry, as well as her MA in Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a board member for the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston and Off the Field Players’ Wives Association. A founder of The Waiting Room infertility ministry, Tamla also founded the group Capes Off, Masks On, which focuses on holistic self-care for Black women in ministry. She is honored to be a part of The University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Advisory Council. Additionally, she is a member of The Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc.
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