We are an organization of doers. Our initiatives are strategically targeted to make a measurable impact and strengthen our field.
100 Women in Finance is a resource for our members: we support women in advancing their careers through Education, giving back through Philanthropy, and leveraging relationships through Peer Engagement.
Peer Engagement Initiatives
Advancing careers through meaningful connections and opportunities.
We believe achieving gender parity in senior leadership and investment roles will strengthen our industry and the broader global economy. Our targeted initiatives and professional development and networking opportunities help position women for success at every stage of their careers.
NEXT PEER ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
Peer Advisory Groups
Peer Advisory Groups are intimate circles of female senior practitioners working in the same specialized areas. These groups, whose members are selected by invitation, provide an effective infrastructure for our more tenured members to engage with one another and leverage collective wisdom, skills, and experience.
NextGen Groups provide an educational and social forum for women with up to 10 years of professional experience to build lasting, synergistic relationships. Qualifying members enjoy an open dialogue about their current interests and navigating the challenges of managing a successful career and personal life.
Investing in the Next Generation Initiative
It is no secret that women are underrepresented in finance and alternative investments — particularly at the most senior levels. 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.
Corporate / Private Boards Initiative
Studies have determined that Fortune 500 Companies with the highest representation of women on their boards of directors tend to achieve higher financial performance than those with the lowest representation of women board directors. Our Corporate / Private Boards Initiative seeks to connect qualified candidates from within our membership ranks with director opportunities.
Making a difference in our industry and communities.
We believe empowering women in Finance also means supporting women and families everywhere. Our galas and fundraising events benefit organizations dedicated to improving lives through Mentoring, Women’s & Family Health, and Education. To date, 100 Women has raised over $40 million gross to benefit our philanthropic partners and positively impacted the lives of approximately 300,000 children and families.
NEXT PHILANTHROPY EVENTS
Our partnership with The Charities Forum of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry focuses on a selected charity each year and reflects our three philanthropic themes.
Galas + Fundraisers
Our Philanthropy events include annual galas in New York, London, Hong Kong, Geneva, Milan and Cayman Islands and smaller fundraisers in our locations worldwide. Through location-driven partnerships our members also participate in charity walks and runs to benefit meaningful causes and organizations.
Nonprofit Boards Initiative
Many of our members are uniquely qualified to serve on nonprofit Boards. As part of our Nonprofit Boards Initiative, we distribute a regular Board Alert to inform members of upcoming events, training sessions, thought leadership reports and relevant Board openings.
Broadening perspectives with timely content and programming.
We believe in the value of knowledge in a rapidly changing industry. Our unique educational events feature influencers in our field and promote career-long learning for our members.
NEXT EDUCATION EVENTS
Led by industry icons and experts, our panels and presentations go deep into topics related to the finance and alternative industries, macro trends, and leadership and professional development. Education events are currently free of charge to members and are hosted by corporate sponsors who provide both the event location and often access to high-level speakers.
To date, we have provided more than 600 industry education sessions to over 20,000 people across the globe, including presentations by over 300 female industry leaders.
The 100 Women in Finance Institute provides members with unique educational opportunities and scholarships to attract more women to the industry and empower them to advance.
Webcasts + Resources
Webcasts of our education events around the world are available to our members on Community. We invite you to login to experience events in other cities and browse topics that are of interest.