Selected Articles

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Hypatia Capital seeks $100 mln for Fund I
Hypatia Capital has kicked off fundraising for its debut private equity fund that will focus on backing women leaders. 
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Hypatia Targets $100M for Debut Fund to Sponsor Women Chief Executives
Hypatia Capital Group is seeking $100 million in fresh capital for its debut private equity fund to back women in chief executive officer roles.
The New York boutique investment bank filed an offering this week for its new fund, Hypatia Capital Partners I LP.  
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Hypatia Gears Up for Debut Fund to Back Women Executives in C-Suite
New York boutique investment bank Hypatia Capital gearing up to raise a debut private equity fund with an initial target of up to $100 million, with an eye on deals that will enable more
women to rise to C-­suite positions.
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Latina Leaders: investment banker helps other women become entrepreneurs

Patricia Lizarraga is not only a successful businesswoman, she helps other women become successful entrepreneurs. The Yale and Harvard Business School graduate has more than 20 years of merchant banking experience and is also a founder of several successful companies. Currently she is managing partner of Hypatia Capital Group, an investment bank which builds relationships with the top female executives of the Fortune 1000.

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Patricia Lizarraga Named "2012 Woman of the Year" by Financial Executive International’s New York Chapter

Financial Executives International (FEI) New York Chapter has named Patricia Lizarraga "2012 Woman of the Year'...Ms. Lizarraga is the Managing Partner of Hypatia Capital Group, a boutique investment bank and private equity transaction sponsor focused on mergers & acquisitions, equity capital raising and merchant banking.

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Just the three of us
Sororities are sisterhoods, comprised of strong, leading women supporting each other in a still largely male-controlled world...'Until the CEOs and leadership positions in our country are 50-50, you're at a disadvantage," as one founder of Yale's Kappa Alpha Theta chapter, Patricia Lizaragga '88 said. 
Selected Research 
Supporting Diverse 
Gender Leadership

Research supports the investment thesis that diverse management teams outperform. Hypatia Capital has compiled supporting research, broadly categorized by:

1. Financial Performance 
2. Management Style Performance 
3. Biases That Impact Women's Performance 
1. Financial Performance 
2016-02-21 Gutner, Toddi. "Banks Run by Women Might Be Less Vulnerable in a Crisis." The Wall Street Journal.
2016-02-08 Adamy, Janet. "Companies Where More Women Lead Are More Profitable, a New Report Says." The Wall Street Journal. 
2015-09-17 "Women Led Investment Funds Continue to Outperform the Industry, But Struggle to Raise Capital: KPMG Report." PRNewswire. 
2015-03-03 Wechsler, Pat. “Women-led companies perform three times better than the S&P 500.” Fortune Magazine.
2014-03 American Express OPEN. “The 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report.” American Express Company. 
2013-12-01 Rothstein Kass Institute. “Women in Alternative Investments: A Marathon, Not A Sprint.” Rothstein Kass Institute. Dec 2013.


2012-12-01 Rothstein Kass Institute. “Women in Alternative Investments: Building Momentum in 2013 and Beyond” Rothstein Kass Institute. Dec 2012.


2011-03-11 Catalyst. “The Bottom Line Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards (2004-2008)” Catalyst.
2010-10-01 Criterion Ventures. “The Landscape of Social Investing in Women.” Criterion Ventures


2009-10-06 Anderson, Doug. "Below The Topline Women's Growing Economic Power." Nielsen. 
2004-01-15 Catalyst. “The Bottom Line: Connecting Corporate Performance and Gender Diversity.” Catalyst.
2. Management Style Performance

2015-02-19 White, Gillian. “For Less Corporate Fraud, Add Female Executives.” The Atlantic.

2015-01-16 Chabris, Christopher, Thomas Malone, and Anita Woolley. "Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others." The New York Times.


2014-12-16 Engel D, Woolley AW, Jing LX, Chabris CF, Malone TW "Reading the Mind in the Eyes or Reading between the Lines? Theory of Mind Predicts Collective Intelligence Equally Well Online and Face-To-Face". PLoS ONE 9(12): e115212. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115212
2014-09-23 Credit Suisse Research Institute. “The CS Gender 3000: Women in Senior Management.” Credit Suisse.

2014-06-03 Ernst & Young Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services. “Overcoming compliance fatigue: reinforcing the commitment to ethical growth 13th Global Fraud Survey” Ernst & Young.$FILE/EY-13th-Global-Fraud-Survey.pdf

2012 Ernst & Young Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services. “Growing Beyond: a place for integrity 12th Global Fraud Survey.” Ernst & Young.$FILE/EY-12th-GLOBAL-FRAUD-SURVEY.pdf


2011-04-01 McKinsey&Company. “How women can contribute more to the US economy.” McKinsey&Company.

2010-10-30 Anita Williams Woolley, Christopher F. Chabris, Alexander Pentland, Nada Hashmi, and Thomas W. Malone. "Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups." Science. DOI:10.1126/science.1193147,%202010.pdf
3. Biases That Impact Women's Performance 
2015-02-26 Green, Sarah. “Why ‘Network More’ Is Bad Advice for Women.” Harvard Business Review.
2015-02-06 Grant, Adam, and Sheryl Sandberg. "Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee." The New York Times.
2015-01-14 Pew Research Center. “Women and Leadership: Public Says Women are Equally Qualified, but Barriers Persist.” Pew Research Center.
2015-01-12 Grant, Adam, and Sheryl Sandberg. "Speaking While Female." The New York Times.
2014-12-06 Grant, Adam, and Sheryl Sandberg. "When Talking About Bias Backfires." The New York Times.
2014-09-24 Fairchild, Caroline. “More Women Business Leaders Does Not Mean More Power.” Fortune Magazine.


2014-07-21 Feintzeig, Rachel. "Women Penalized for Promoting Women, Study Finds." The Wall Street Journal.  
2014-04-28 Paustian-Underdahl, Samantha C.; Walker, Lisa Slattery; Woehr, David J. "Gender and perceptions of leadership effectiveness: A meta-analysis of contextual moderators." Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol 99(6). 2014.
2011-12-01 Brescoll, Victoria. "Who Takes the Floor and Why: Gender, Power, and Volubility in Organizations." Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 56. pp. 662-641.
2004-04-27 Heilman, Madeline E. and Julie J. Chen. “Same Behavior, Different Consequences: Reactions to Men’s and Women’s Altruistic Citizenship Behaviors.” Journal of Applied Psychology 90: 431‐441.