There is this related M.Y. question about women joining a men's siyum.

If one or more women complete a Talmudic tractate can / should they make a siyum? I know that women cannot form a minyan, however, everal related questions to the siyum activities:

  • Can a woman say the hadran and following paragraphs without a minyan, or should she have a man say it?
  • You would need a minyan (10 men) to say the Kaddish at the end. If you have that, can / should the woman say the Kaddish? If not, why would that be a different rule than a woman saying the Mourner's Kaddish in a minyan?
  • If you do have a minyan, can the woman recite the ending Mishnah to make the siyum, or should a man do it? Can a man do it if he did not complete or read part of the tractate?
  • Considering that if there is a minyan (esp. for Kaddish) that means that there isa mixed crowd, must there be a mechitza (partition) during the recital of the last Mishnah, the hadran and / or the Kaddish?

Harav Beari addresses this question here:
He asks firstly whether it is dependent on the obligation to learn Torah, which is primarily a Mitzva for men (as opposed to children), etc.
He quotes the 'Tzafnad Pa'aneach' who explains why children can make a Siyum, before questioning whether there may be a difference (as children may have more of an obligation).
He quotes 'Shut Minchas Dovid 5-99' who writes that wome don't make a Siyum on completing the Torah, though writes that if one learned something that would help her in her Mitzva observance, then she should make a Siyum on that.

Unfortunately, he doesn't address whether the woman says Kaddish and your other questions.

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    Who is Rabbi beari? – Shoel U'Meishiv Jun 24 '15 at 20:13
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    @Mefaresh, I have no idea, but anyone who finds, understands and quotes the Tzafnad Pa'aneach has to be able to do some serious research. – Yishai Jun 24 '15 at 20:20

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