Investing in the Next Generation aims to reach, inspire, and support young women at high school, university, and business school levels who will become a talent pipeline for the future leadership of the industry.
Through our Investing in the Next Generation Initiative, 100 Women in Finance collaborates with industry firms, nonprofit partners, and colleges and universities using a three-pronged approach:

Introduce

Demystify the world of finance and investing, rendering it more appealing and accessible to young women of diverse backgrounds

Educate

Increase young womens’ awareness of the finance industry’s full career spectrum via partnership with grassroots organizations that directly deliver critical STEM and finance education

Connect

Provide young women with relevant and relatable finance industry role models and mentors, while opening the doors to career opportunities

“Finance is everywhere. This is an industry with a broad footprint — over 80% of global assets are managed by private firms for pension plans, endowments, foundations — all of whose beneficiaries are everyday people. At the end of the day, finance pervades and improves our livelihoods, making the world a better place.”

Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100 Women in Finance

Global Programs

Investing in the Next Generation Initiative programs serve students at all phases of their college journey. Programs are intended to be beneficial both to students with a great deal of support, as well as for those who may find themselves lacking guidance from their college or home communities. All global programs are open to any currently enrolled student, regardless of residence location.
Sponsored Student Membership

Thanks to the generosity of our partner firms, we are able to provide all presently enrolled college and university students with free membership to 100 Women in Finance. This grants them access to 100WF’s full range of benefits.

JumpStart Program – Global

JumpStart is a multi-day virtual experience that provides college-age students with an introduction to the financial services industry and the opportunity to meet experienced professionals. Throughout the course of the program, participants receive career guidance, industry information, interviewing and networking tips, and opportunities to interact with professionals, recruiters, and fellow students from around the world.

LaunchMe Program

Creating lasting mentoring and advocacy relationships is the final and critical step to welcoming more young women from diverse backgrounds into the industry. LaunchMe is designed to facilitate such introductions and build relationships between career-ready students and current industry leaders.

Regional Programs

Regional programs are produced by local 100WF volunteer teams across target geographies and are open to students living in or traveling to those areas. If you are a 100WF member interested in bringing one of these programs to your city, please contact impact@100women.org.

GirlForce 100

GirlForce 100 is a community mentorship programme which pairs professional women with public high school girls who have been identified by educators as having the potential to succeed. This programme empowers local girls to excel in their education and guides their path to the workplace.

JumpStart Program – Regional

To complement JumpStart programming at the global level, we host one-day in-person education events for students in select geographies. Falling under the JumpStart umbrella, these events may include panel discussions, site visits, case competitions, and more!

Meet Our Impact Partners

Contributing to our work means supporting a portfolio of the most innovative, capable enterprises working to empower women in finance. We apply rigorous due diligence processes and stringent impact suitability requirements to select organizations that represent diverse communities from across the globe. We partner with these organizations not only through our grantmaking process but also to collaborate and share resources.

North America

Bay Street Deconstructed (CA)

Breakthrough Miami, Inc.

Capitalize for Kids (CA)

Council for Economic Education

EDUCATE GIRLS GLOBALLY

Encouraging Women Across All Borders

Females in Finance

Girls Who Invest

Junior Achievement of Greater Miami

Onyx Initiative (CA)

Rock The Street, Wall Street

STEM for Her

The Joyce Ivy Foundation

The Sadie Collective

University Impact

Wall Street Bound

UK

The Amos Bursary

Inspiring Girls International

GAIN – Girls Are INvestors

Ark UK Programmes

Founders4Schools

Hong Kong

Junior Achievement Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Award for Young People

The Women’s Foundation Limited

Get Involved

Foundations and Corporate Supporters: Reach us at impact@100women.org to learn more about how your foundation or company can support our pre-career Impact work

Universities and Colleges: Reach us at impact@100women.org to learn more about internship and job placement partnerships

Connect with Our Strategic Partners:

100WF partners with Skillful.ly to offer mentoring relationships with pre- and early-career finance industry professionals from diverse backgrounds.

100WF works with ViableEdu toward their mission of educating individuals interested in the foundations and applications of finance, with a particular focus on fintech