Girls Who Invest Programs

GWI’s Summer Intensive Program inspires, educates and supports young women so they become the next generation of leaders in asset management. We believe that asset management can be a stimulating, rewarding career, regardless of your current major.  

Our scholars graduate well-prepared to enter the industry across all asset classes—from public and private equity to fixed income, credit, hedge funds, real estate and to become skilled allocators of capital.  

2019 SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM  - Click here to apply!

  • 4-week educational intensive in-residence at University of Pennsylvania or University of Notre Dame

  • 6-week paid, hands-on internship experience at a leading asset management firm

  • Girls Who Invest community helps scholars build meaningful careers in the industry

Over a four-week intensive period, respected business school professors teach our scholars core finance and investment concepts. Our scholars also have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with some of the most influential leaders in the industry.

The Summer Intensive Program includes training in ethics from the CFA Institute, Bloomberg Terminal, presentation skills, and interview preparation. The curriculum also includes site visits with select asset management firms.

Scholars who successfully complete the four-week educational program continue on to six-week paid summer internships secured by GWI with leading asset management firms. Scholars add the GWI credential to their resumes and have ongoing access to the robust GWI community.

  • GWI is seeking applications from current sophomores in college.

  • The GWI Summer Intensive Program will be held in two locations: University of Pennsylvania and University of Notre Dame

  • Paid internships with industry leading asset management firms, secured by Girls Who Invest, will be available to successful graduates immediately following the program.

  • Internships are made available only through the ten-week Summer Intensive Program

  • GWI’s 2019 Summer Intensive Program is offered tuition/room/board-free to all qualified applicants.

For more information on 2019 application timeline click here


Through partnerships with Coursera and CFA Institute, online learners receive free access to a selection of the world’s best online courses in finance, management, and leadership. Online learners also benefit from Girls Who Invest’s engaging, ongoing community.

Please note: you will automatically be considered for the GWI Coursera Online Learners Program if you are not accepted into the GWI Summer Intensive Program.

  • GWI CFA ONLINE LEARNERS PROGRAM for 2018 college freshmen only. (Rising sophomores)

    GWI offers college freshmen the opportunity to participate in a self-study certificate program in partnership with the CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence. Learn more about the CFA Investment Foundations Program. Completing the CFA Investment Foundations Program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the asset management industry, offer you a noteworthy addition to your resume and strengthen your application next year should you choose to apply as a sophomore to the 2019 GWI Summer Intensive Program. The GWI CFA Online Learners Program will be available from June 1, 2018 - September 15, 2018.

  • GWI COURSERA ONLINE LEARNERS PROGRAM for 2018 college sophomores only. (Rising juniors)

    GWI offers college sophomores the opportunity to participate in a private, curated online learning experience in partnership with Coursera, one of the world’s largest online platforms for higher education.

    GWI provides selected online learners access to Wharton’s Business and Financial Modeling specialization which is a sequence of multiple courses along with 17 other carefully selected courses from top universities.  Students who successfully complete the Business and Financial modeling program will receive a resume-worthy Certificate from Wharton and Coursera. The GWI online learning platform with Coursera will help broaden your skills and demonstrate to future employers your personal commitment to positioning yourself for success. The Coursera program will be available from 5/15/18- 5/15/19.  2018 online programs are at capacity and closed for admission!