Learn about FREE opportunities at GWI

Learning how to invest can sometimes seem so intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Recently, we hosted an HBCU Game Night Info Session in collaboration with Girls Who Invest (GWI) to give a few HBCU students insight into just how exciting finance can be. Girls Who Invest is a non-profit organization that was created in 2015 to increase the number of women in portfolio management and in executive leadership positions in the investment management industry. 

The ladies who attended our game night were able to test their knowledge in the management industry in a fun trivia game. 

The participants of the game night included:

  • Ty’Queyia Jenkins of Norfolk State University
  • Ashleigh McKinney of Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Madison Moffatt of Clark Atlanta University
  • Faith Crawford of Howard University
  • Jordyn Allen of Howard University
  • Deveraux Mackey of Howard University
  • Alyssa Moore of Howard University
  • Jaden D. Johnson of Southern University
  • Kaila Reggans of Fisk University
  • Jamerya Kelley of Johnson C. Smith University 

In addition to testing their existing knowledge, the participants were able to learn about two free GWI programs. Thankfully, you too can learn about these programs and see all the opportunities waiting for you in investment management. Regardless of your major, Girls Who Invest has something for you! As long as you are a hard-working student with an interest in finance, there are free Summer Intensive and Online Intensive programs for you to take advantage of.  The GWI Summer Intensive Program is a ten-week experiential program, featuring academic instruction from top business school professors and a paid internship at a leading investment firm. College sophomores are eligible to apply for this program. First-year students (in addition to sophomores) or students looking for more flexibility can apply for the GWI Online Intensive Program, a self-guided option that can be completed at your own pace. From February through August, students learn key finance and investment concepts from educational partners like Wharton Online, CFA Institute, and Wall Street Prep. The program culminates in a certificate of completion from Girls Who Invest.

Long-term, Girls Who Invest looks to increase the amount of women in finance by ensuring more motivated women are applying for roles in the industry. GWI has created a remarkable pipeline to prepare these women for their dreams. GWI’s vision is to have 30% of the world’s investable capital managed by women in 2030! 

To learn more information about Girls Who Invest and follow along on their journey to change the face of investing, follow their Instagram page.