Diversity Reboot Summit

A Conversation with Dominique Mielle, author of 'Damsel in Distressed: My Life in the Golden Age of Hedge Funds'

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A Conversation with Dominique Mielle, author of 'Damsel in Distressed: My Life in the Golden Age of Hedge Funds'

The hedge fund industry is a boys’ club, with hardly any female success stories to turn to. 'Damsel in Distressed' is one of those rare, humorous, and inspiring stories. We sit down with author Dominique Mielle to discuss her book and how she rose to the top of a firm as the only female partner and senior portfolio manager—in what became one of the largest hedge funds in the U.S.

Meet The Speakers

Dominique Mielle
Dominique Mielle
Author of "Damsel in Distressed", Corporate Board Director, Former Hedge Fund

Ms. Dominique Mielle's book "Damsel in Distressed: My life in the golden age of hedge funds", will be released in August 2021. She was a partner at Canyon Capital Advisors, LLC (“Canyon”) from August 1998 to December 2017 where she primarily focused on the transportation, technology, retail and consumer products sectors, specialized in corporate and municipal bond securitizations and was responsible for all aspects of Canyon’s collateralized loan obligations business. Ms. Mielle has over 25 years of experience on Wall Street and was named one of the “Top 50 Women in Hedge Funds” by Ernst & Young in 2017. Before 1998, she worked at various investment banks, including Libra Investments, Lehman Brothers and Credit Lyonnais.

Ms. Mielle was a director and the Audit Committee Chairman of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company from April 2019 to June 2020. She currently serves on the boards of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation, a mortgage REIT investment firm (2018 to present), Studio City International, a casino in Macau (2018 to present) and Tiptree Inc., a specialty insurance company (2020 to present).

Meg Alexander
Meg Alexander
Delivery & Marketing Specialist

Meg Alexander joined the PowerToFly community as a job-seeker in 2014, eventually landing her first remote role working for PowerToFly’s Delivery Team. Her professional experience includes roles as a Talent Advocate, Head of Purchasing for a window factory, audiobook publishing, & more than 5 years as a paralegal. She has a bachelor's degree in Art History from Indiana University (mint condition, never been used!), where she also earned a varsity letter for Women's Rowing. She loves DIY projects and will never say no to french fries. She lives in Toledo, OH with her husband Aaron, an engineering technician, and their dogs, Radar & Cake.