The State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment, in a public-private partnership with the Greater Boston offices of Ernst & Young LLP (EY), is accepting applications for the 2020 Women in Finance Fellowship program. In its fifth year, the initiative places Massachusetts’ female-identifying undergraduate students into financial departments within the Massachusetts State Treasury. Additionally, Fellows are paired with a female EY professional acting as a “private sector advisor.”
“Studies show that gender diversity in senior positions will have a greater impact on a company’s performance,” said State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. “Our fellowship programs are an opportunity to provide young women with the experiences they need to become leaders in finance and the financial services industries.”
The Women in Finance Fellowship seeks to identify and foster female talent for the financial services industry, build a network and pipeline for women in finance, and advocate for the placement of women in leadership roles. The Fellowship will help recruit, retain, and foster female talent, and promote awareness of the benefits of hiring women at all levels of management. “The Women in Finance Fellowship is a key driver in creating a strong pipeline of female talent and will provide opportunities for women to take leadership roles in an underrepresented field,” said Jane Steinmetz, EY Boston Office Managing Principal. “We are thrilled to support these efforts again this year.”
The deadline to apply is Friday, January 24, 2020. The program launches in June and will conclude on July 31, 2020. For more information about the Women in Finance Fellowship or to apply, visit https://www.mass.gov/service-details/what-the-women-in-finance-fellowship-offers.
On day one, Treasurer Goldberg created the Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) with the deliberate goal of implementing a range of economic empowerment initiatives that include closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education. For more information about OEE visit www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-economic-empowerment.