Investing in the Next Generation Initiative
Our Investing in the Next Generation Initiative aims to reach, inspire, and support young women at high school, university, and business school who will become a talent pipeline for the future leadership of the industry.
To build a stronger pipeline of young women entering our field, our Investing in the Next Generation Initiative works to encourage young women to look more favorably at a career in finance and investments; create educational opportunities and access points to support young women who want to join the industry; and facilitate an ongoing peer network for young women in the industry.
To implement programming, 100WF has partnered with four nonprofit organizations in the US – Forté Foundation, CAIA Association, Girls Who Invest, and Smart Woman Securities – and CAIA Association in Hong Kong.
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.
October 2018 – June 2019
100 Women in Finance will partner with HKUST for a one-year pilot program which pairs 100WF members with HKUST MBA and Masters of Finance students for a mentoring relationship. 100WF members are encouraged to apply if they can commit to meeting with the designated student(s) four to six times between October 2018 and June 2019. At each session, the pairs will discuss defined topics, for example, resume feedback, interviewing tips, negotiating skills and career planning, plus general coaching. Ideally, the mentor and student(s) would schedule their sessions in conjunction with planned 100WF education and networking events in order to maximize their time and network.
For members who regularly attend 100WF events, becoming a mentor would require only a handful of additional hours to make a meaningful impact.
Please apply with a short note explaining your desire to serve as a mentor to one or a small cluster of HKUST students for the 2018-2019 school year. Inquiries are due no later than September 15 and kindly include a copy of your current CV.