LaunchMe Program – Global

The 100 Women in Finance LaunchMe Program is a comprehensive mentorship and advocacy initiative that helps connect career-ready students to professionals and industry firms.

Student participants are matched with industry leaders for a year-long structured program. In addition to being a positive guiding force, mentors may assist with:

  • Professional sponsorship
  • Career coaching and planning
  • High impact skills recommendations and industry insights
  • Introductions and expansion of professional networks
  • Internship and full-time opportunity identification

For mentors, LaunchMe provides the opportunity to:

  • Have a high-impact effect on a future industry professional
  • Share insights in a clear and concise manner
  • Hone advocacy skills that can be transferred to the workplace
  • Showcase one’s firm and the industry in a positive light
  • Unearth junior talent for company internships and full-time roles
We welcome your participation in this 12-month virtual mentorship and advocacy program focusing on career opportunities, professional network, essential career skills, and business acumen.

Program commitment is approximately 2-3 hours per month.

Program runs April 2023 – March 2024

“We need to do a better job at articulating the dynamism of our industry. We need to tell potential candidates that this is a fun, exciting, competitive field where you can meet and work alongside some of the world’s smartest minds. It’s also a place for those who harbor deep intellectual curiosity about the course of global affairs, human societies, and how the world works.”

Carole Crawford, Managing Director, Americas, CFA Institute


  • LaunchMe is for students who are in college and post college degree programs. One on one mentorship relationships will be customized to align with student goals and program objectives.
  • Students must have completed JumpStart, a pre-internship program from 100 Women in Finance that serves as an industry primer.
  • Students will need to demonstrate enough industry knowledge to be able to identify areas of further exploration for career opportunities.




  • Cultivate a relationship with an aspiring finance professional over the course of a one-year structured program and ongoing interaction
  • Participate in quarterly program roundtables over the course of one year to highlight and share accomplishments, best practices, and resources


  • Grow as a leader by mentoring individuals outside of your organization, listening and responding to the needs of others, and leveraging knowledge to help the next generation
  • Acknowledgement of participation provided to professionals and respective HR teams


  • Identify 2-3 professional participants for whom an opportunity to mentor a student would be a key component of their leadership development process.
  • Provide feedback on program structure


  • Opportunity for company logo to be featured on the website
  • Contribute to D&I outreach goals of corporate entity and 100 Women in Finance
  • Receive a qualified list of prospective candidates for internships and full-time roles

LaunchMe 2022 Highlights

  • 58 Mentor/Mentee pairs across 12 countries who engage in 1:1 mentoring throughout the year.
  • Dedicated digital platforms to facilitate collaboration, networking and resource sharing among mentors and mentees.



For more information or to sponsor the 100WF LaunchMe program, please contact us below: