I went to a healthcare conference this week, sponsored by an investment bank. My Linkedin post is below (for those not on there). It was noted, the lack of women.
Though I note: Both surface gender, race and my guess LGBT etc. too are under represented vs general population. But the proportion did seem roughly representative of the women entering finance. (Only 1 in 4) So much more needs to be done at interview, application and out reach levels. Investment/Finance is not super attractive (and hasn't been) at moment...
If you'd like to feel inspired by commencement addresses and life lessons try: Neil Gaiman on making wonderful, fabulous, brilliant mistakes; or Nassim Taleb's commencement address; or JK Rowling on the benefits of failure. Or Charlie Munger on always inverting; Sheryl Sandberg on grief, resilience and gratitude or investor Ray Dalio on on Principles.
Cross fertilise. Read about the autistic mind here.