Girls Who Invest Celebrates International Women’s Day

Girls Who Invest has impacted over 700 women across its programs; The
number of internship partner firms has grown to approximately 100

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Girls Who Invest (GWI), a non-profit organization dedicated to
increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive
leadership in the asset management industry, is thrilled to observe
International Women’s Day. Studies show that gender diversity leads to
various positive outcomes including higher returns on investment.1
Girls Who Invest encourages diversity across multiple angles including
gender, ethnic heritage, socioeconomic status and different types of
backgrounds such as schools, majors, interests and geography.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme of “Balance for Better” is
illustrated through a video of GWI Scholars who achieve personal balance
through hobbies and talents beyond academia. Through their distinct
perspectives and multi-faceted passions, they add balance and diversity
integral to the asset management industry. To view the video, click
here
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Recent Girls Who Invest milestones include:

  • Expanding our flagship 10-week Summer Intensive Program to reach 340
    scholars since 2016 with over 80% of past scholars pursuing careers in
    investment management
  • Continuing our focus on multiple aspects of diversity, our 2019 summer
    program cohort represents 62 universities with 50 distinct
    undergraduate majors, 23% are from public schools, 23% identify as
    economically disadvantaged and 20% are underrepresented minorities
  • Growing the GWI Online Learners program in partnership with Executive
    Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and
    the CFA Institute to reach a greater pool of diverse talent

“Girls Who Invest is working to improve gender balance in the asset
management industry and executive ranks of finance. We’ve recruited
talented undergraduates for our 2019 summer intensive program from
colleges and universities spanning from Washington State to Florida who
will bring diverse perspectives and talents in order to optimize returns
and increase shared prosperity.” – Janet Cowell, CEO

In addition to celebrating our GWI Scholars on International Women’s Day
2019, Girls Who Invest celebrates our partners. These firms have played
a vital role in supporting our mission and have championed progress
towards a more inclusive and diverse workforce. Since 2016, the number
of internship partners has nearly quadrupled to about 100 organizations.

 
GIRLS WHO INVEST 2019 FINANCIAL PARTNERS
           

BENEFACTOR

FRIENDS

FRIENDS (cont.)

ASSET OWNERS

Vista Equity Partners AllianceBernstein Harris Associates Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Abrams Capital Investec Bowdoin College

CHAMPION

Adage Capital Management Janus Henderson Investors CALSTRS
PIMCO Alpine Investors KKR & Co. Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Amalgamated Bank Loomis, Sayles & Co. Casey Family Programs

PATRONS

American Century Investments MKP Capital Management Commonfund
The Baupost Group Angelo Gordon Morgan Stanley Harvard Endowment
Farallon Capital Management Aquiline Capital Partners Numeric Investors Kresge Foundation
Harrison Street AXA Rosenburg Oak Hill Advisors LACERS
TPG Capital Bank of America Oak Hill Capital MacArthur Foundation
BMGI Oak Tree Capital Management Mass PRIM

SUPPORTERS

BMO Global Asset Management Partners Group MIT Investment Office
Blackrock Bank of New York Mellon PGIM OMERS
Blackstone Brandywine Global PNC Bank Oregon State Treasurers Office
Carlson Capital Carlyle Group Public Pension Capital Partners Healthcare
Causeway Capital CarVal RBC Global Asset Management Rockefeller University
D.E. Shaw & Co. CD&R Reservoir Capital Tulane Endowment
Dodge & Cox Charles Schwab Rockpoint Group University of Pennsylvania Endowment
Franklin Templeton Investments Corbin Capital Partners Select Equity Partners
GMO LLC Crestview StepStone Group

ACADEMIC PARTNERS

Goldman Sachs Asset Management EJF Capital Summit Partners CFA Institute
Guardian Insurance General Atlantic T. Rowe Price University of Notre Dame
JPMorgan Asset Management Glenmede Taconic Capital University of Pennsylvania
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Global Atlantic Financial Group TCW (Trust Company of the West) Wharton School Online
Oaktree Capital Management Greenspring Associates Walter Scott & Partners Limited
OppenheimerFunds Gray Foundation WCAS

FOUNDING PARTNERS

Searchlight Capital Greystar Wells Fargo Bloomberg Philanthropies
United Capital GCM Grosvenor Western Asset Management D.E. Shaw & Co.
Warburg Pincus Guggenheim Partners William Blair Sheppard Mullin
Wellington Management Hamilton Lane Vista Equity Partners
 

About Girls Who Invest

Girls Who Invest is a non-profit organization founded in April 2015
dedicated to inspiring and empowering young women to pursue investment
careers in the asset management industry—a field challenged by a lack of
diversity. We are committed to changing this imbalance. Our goal is to
see 30% of the world’s investable capital managed by women by 2030. Our
approach is practical: create a pipeline of talented, motivated young
women through an intensive educational program, a meaningful paid
internship experience and a robust ongoing community. For more
information, visit www.girlswhoinvest.org.

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1 Morningstar Research Report, “Fund Managers by Gender.”
March 2018.

Contacts

Media
Jessica Lee
Edelman for Girls Who Invest
Jessica.Lee@edelman.com
212-277-3808

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