girls who invest celebrates international women’s day

Girls Who Invest has impacted over 700 women across its programs;
The number of internship partner firms has grown to approximately 100

NEW YORK (March 8, 2019) — Girls Who Invest (GWI), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry, is thrilled to observe International Women’s Day. Studies show that gender diversity leads to various positive outcomes including higher returns on investment.1 Girls Who Invest encourages diversity across multiple angles including gender, ethnic heritage, socioeconomic status and different types of backgrounds such as schools, majors, interests and geography.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme of “Balance for Better” is illustrated through a video of GWI Scholars who achieve personal balance through hobbies and talents beyond academia. Through their distinct perspectives and multi-faceted passions, they add balance and diversity integral to the asset management industry. To view the video, click here.

Recent Girls Who Invest milestones include:
  • Expanding our flagship 10-week Summer Intensive Program to reach 340 scholars since 2016 with over 80% of past scholars pursuing careers in investment management
  • Continuing our focus on multiple aspects of diversity, our 2019 summer program cohort represents 62 universities with 50 distinct undergraduate majors, 23% are from public schools, 23% identify as economically disadvantaged and 20% are underrepresented minorities
  • Growing the GWI Online Learners program in partnership with Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the CFA Institute to reach a greater pool of diverse talent

  • "Girls Who Invest is working to improve gender balance in the asset management industry and executive ranks of finance. We've recruited talented undergraduates for our 2019 summer intensive program from colleges and universities spanning from Washington State to Florida who will bring diverse perspectives and talents in order to optimize returns and increase shared prosperity." – Janet Cowell, CEO

    In addition to celebrating our GWI Scholars on International Women’s Day 2019, Girls Who Invest celebrates our partners. These firms have played a vital role in supporting our mission and have championed progress towards a more inclusive and diverse workforce. Since 2016, the number of internship partners has nearly quadrupled to about 100 organizations

    Girls Who invest 2019 financial partners

    Friends (Cont.)

    Hamilton Lane
    Harris Associates
    Investec Asset Management
    Janus Henderson Investors
    KKR & Co.
    Loomis, Sayles, & Co.
    MKP Capital Management
    Morgan Stanley
    Numeric Investors
    Oak Hill Advisors
    Oak Hill Capital Partners
    Partners Group
    PNC Financial Services Group
    Public Pension Capital
    RBC Global Asset Management
    Reservoir Capital
    Rockpoint Group
    Select Equity Group
    StepStone Group
    Summit Partners
    T. Rowe Price
    Taconic Capital
    TCW (Trust Company of the West)
    Walter Scott & Partners Limited
    Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
    Wells Fargo Asset Management
    Western Asset Management
    William Blair

    asset owners

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    Bowdoin College Endowment
    Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
    Casey Family Programs
    Harvard Management Company
    Kresge Foundation
    MacArthur Foundation
    Oregon State Treasurer’s Office
    Partners Healthcare
    Rockefeller University
    Tulane Endowment
    Penn Office of Investments

    strategic partners

    CFA Institute
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Pennsylvania
    Wharton Online

    Founding Partners

    Bloomberg Philanthropies
    D.E. Shaw & Co.
    Vista Equity Partners


    Vista Equity Partners




    The Baupost Group
    Farallon Capital Management
    Harrison Street
    TPG Capital


    Carlson Capital
    Causeway Capital
    D.E. Shaw & Co.
    Dodge & Cox
    Franklin Templeton Investments
    Goldman Sachs Asset Management
    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
    JPMorgan Asset Management
    Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
    Oaktree Capital Management
    Searchlight Capital
    United Capital
    Warburg Pincus
    Wellington Management


    Abrams Capital
    Adage Capital Management
    Alpine Investors
    Amalgamated Bank
    American Century Investments
    Angelo Gordon
    Aquiline Capital Partners
    AXA Rosenberg Equities
    Bank of America
    BMO Global Asset Management
    Bank of New York Mellon
    Brandywine Global
    The Carlyle Group
    CarVal Investors
    Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
    Charles Schwab
    Corbin Capital Partners
    Crestview Partners
    EJF Capital
    General Atlantic
    Global Atlantic Financial Group
    Greenspring Associates
    Gray Foundation
    GCM Grosvenor
    Guggenheim Partners

    1Morningstar Research Report, “Fund Managers by Gender.” March 2018.