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 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