Empower women working in the finance industry. Support us today!

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.

Read more:

Countess of Wessex Letter 2016 (PDF)

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Forté Financial Services Fast Track, May 31- June 1, 2017 in New York City
This exclusive and free one and half day conference for incoming MBA women provides an opportunity to explore the world of finance and the diverse career opportunities available in this industry.
Learn more about the financial areas covered and the many types of firms that will be participating. Take advantage of this opportunity to get a jump on career exploration and networking. Travel stipends (up to $400) are also available to help cover travel costs for eligible participants.

Application Deadlines
Registration deadline extended to May 7!

Apply now. 100 Women in Finance members and referrals to students at all business schools are welcome to apply.


Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference, June 16 – 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington
Meet hundreds of like-minded women at this two-day conference and start winning in the business world before you even begin your MBA. Learn from highly successful women business leaders how to develop stand-out skills and project a distinctive leadership style while building a powerful network of impressive colleagues. Explore career paths, meet recruiters and mentors, and hear from today’s most influential businesswomen.

Apply now. Registration is open to admitted/enrolling and current women MBA students attending Forté sponsor schools in the fall of 2017. Click here for a list of Forté sponsor schools.


FINCAD’s 2017 Women in Finance Scholarship – Applications Due June 30, 2017
FINCAD’s 2017 Women in Finance Scholarship is now open and accepting applications. Currently in its third year, the goal of the program is to encourage and support outstanding women in the field of finance, particularly those pursuing careers in the capital markets and/or financial risk management, and give them an opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge.

The FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program offers an award of US$10,000 to support graduate-level studies to one recipient each calendar year. This program is open to all women who are studying Finance in a graduate-level program at an accredited institution.

Learn more about FINCAD’s 2017 Women in Finance Scholarship at www.fincad.com/womeninfinance. Please note that complete application packages are due on or before June 30, 2017. Apply now.



CAIA Association


Forté Foundation


Girls Who Invest


Smart Woman Securities