Girls Who Invest (“GWI”) is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry. Our mission is to have 30% of the world’s investable capital managed by women by 2030.
The asset management industry has been challenged by a lack of diversity on investment teams. Today, women and minorities manage only 1% of the asset management industry’s $71 trillion in assets and only 15% of global mutual fund managers are women. And that’s not good for anyone: investment firms, women, and most importantly, investors.
Girls Who Invest is committed to changing this imbalance. Our strategy is simple and practical. Investment firms say they do not see enough resumes from women, so we are creating a pipeline of talented and motivated young women who are prepared to succeed in the industry through an intensive educational program, a meaningful paid internship, and a robust on-going community.