Megan Neely

Event Information

Date & Time
June 7, 2018 -
11:45am to 1:00pm
Clayman Institute
589 Capistrano Way Serra House
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Faculty Research Fellows Lunch with Megan Neely


Megan Neely: "Hedged Out: Inside the Old Boys’ Club in Finance"

Why are the upper echelons of business dominated by an “old boys’ club”? In this talk, Megan Tobias Neely will share insights from her study of the hedge fund industry, a case of economic elites.

Now a gender scholar and postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute, Megan has worked in and studied the hedge fund industry for over a decade. Drawing on a unique dataset of in-depth interviews with 45 hedge fund workers and field observations at workplaces and industry events, she demonstrates how firms organized around trust and loyalty allow the “old boys’ club” to become established and persist over time.

Megan Neely is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Clayman Institute.

Clayman Faculty Affiliates are welcome to attend the lunch seminars.  All Stanford academics are eligible to become Clayman Institute Faculty Affiliates. Please RSVP to Wendy Skidmore ( if you wish to attend.


  • Megan Neely
    • Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-19
    • Graduate Voice & Influence Program Fellow 2017-2018
      Megan Tobias Neely is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She studies how the workplaces of political and economic elites contribute to the persistence of gender inequality. Megan graduated with a PhD in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. For her dissertation, she conducted a qualitative study of gender and work in the hedge fund industry, a case study of the top...