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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.

Read more:

Countess of Wessex Letter 2016 (PDF)

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

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Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference
June 15–16, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

Registration opens March 15, 2018

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Forté Financial Services FAST Track Conference
May 22 & 23
New York, New York

Make an impact with your MBA and find your financial niche – from investment and private wealth management to investment banking and portfolio management – at our one and half day conference showcasing endless financial career possibilities. Meet women leaders from top firms who will share the advantages of working in the challenging and rewarding world of financial services.

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CAIA Association


Forté Foundation


Girls Who Invest


Smart Woman Securities