Advance the Vision for 30X40. Support our mission!

100WF reaches, inspires, and supports pre-career women who are the finance industry’s leadership pipeline by:

  • Encouraging female students to look favorably at careers in finance and investments
  • Creating educational opportunities and access points for them to join the industry
  • Presenting greater visibility of female role models

In 2019, 100WF’s global theme is Investing in the Next Generation. Join us in establishing more purposeful pathways into the finance industry for women of all backgrounds.

This short film provides an overview of 100WF’s Investing in the Next Generation Initiatives.



Rupal Bhansali, 100WF North American Industry Leadership Awardee (2019) shares a special message with the next generation of women in the finance industry


Opportunities to Invest in the Next Generation

Support 100WF’s Investing in the Next Generation Initiative in one of our many locations around the world.

Support a 100WF Gala fundraiser in NYC, Hong Kong, London, Cayman Islands, Toronto or Bermuda.

Other Engagement Opportunities – Contact Us with your preference and location.

Invest some time with one of 100WF’s partner organizations.


The next generation needs to see visible examples of women’s success and expertise in our industry in order to shape their aspirations.

Inspire and help shape successful careers by guiding students toward their full potential.

Host or Attend a First Impressions Event with your daughter, niece or mentee. 100WF hosts gatherings to introduce female students to 100WF member role models and to expose them to finance industry careers.

Global Ambassador

HRH The Countess of Wessex is Global Ambassador of 100 Women in Finance’s Next Generation initiatives and will represent 100WF’s Next Generation initiatives as she travels to several of 100WF’s locations around the world. As Global Ambassador, she serves as an advocate for increased diversity in the financial services industry, and for raising the industry’s visibility and appeal as young women consider career paths. Additionally, she will participate in conversations in which she can share 100WF’s global knowledge of best practices around cultivating interest and engagement from the next generation of women entering the industry.

Read more:

Countess of Wessex Letter 2016 (PDF)

Countess of Wessex’s speech at the Vote100 Women in Business Summit, 2018 (PDF)

The Women’s Network Forum (WNF), chaired by HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, is a unique network of cross-industry leaders whose goal is the advancement of gender balance and equality by influencing business leaders, inspiring the next generation and sharing best practice.