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Launched in the summer of 2018, “Young Women in Investment” is an initiative to create awareness about, instill interest in and enable women to view the investment management industry as a viable long-term career option.
The 2019 program, for 100 eligible women, includes:
“The fast-growing investment management industry in India is hungry for talented women. I encourage you to explore this industry as you start out on your career. This initiative from CFA Institute will give you a good start.”
Additional Executive Director & Head – Sales and Marketing DSP Investment Managers
“Without a diverse group of people, you cannot innovate, and if you can’t innovate, you can’t compete. THAT is the business case for diversity. The investment industry has a plethora of opportunities when it comes to gender diversity and I urge young women to consider the industry. This initiative from CFA Institute will give you a start.”
Vice Chairman, Senior Client Advisor, Managing Director Morgan Stanley
“Women and finance make a great team. Women in finance make superb team leaders and CEOs. Take every opportunity to learn and grow in this industry. Finance needs you.”
Consulting EditorMint (HT Media)
“The financial services industry in India has demonstrated that women can rise to the highest echelons if they set their minds to do so. Several Indian firms in the sector provide an enabling environment encouraging women to explore their true potential. I would encourage you to consider a career in the financial services industry – the initiative from CFA Institute will give you a good start."
Naina Lal Kidwai
Chairman, Max Financial Services and Advent Private EquityNon-Executive Director, Nestle, CIPLA, and Larsen & Toubro
“Fewer than 2% of professional money managers are women. I am living proof that the glass ceiling can be broken. I strongly believe, “If I can do it, you can do it!” I encourage you to consider being part of this profession where you can do good and do well – this initiative from CFA Institute will give you a head start.”
Chief Investment Officer, International & Global Equities Ariel Investments
“The investment management industry is multi-faceted with career tracks to suit individual aspirations. This, combined with the abundance of opportunities in this fast-growing industry segment and the strong business case for diversity, makes it an attractive career option. The CFA Institute “Young Women in Investment” initiative could open doors, if you have the right attitude and aspirations.”
CEO, EdelGive Foundation(Philanthropic arm of Edelweiss Group)
“The investment industry is critical for society to function: it helps mobilise capital, transfer risk, and make savings productive. As an industry, we already attract some of the best talent. As the competition for talent grows, the question is — are we attracting the right mix of talent for the industry to do its best for society? I have long believed that the multiple factors required for success in the investment industry make this an ideal career for young women. Women just have to learn about the variety of opportunities within the industry and find their niche. I hope this CFA Institute initiative will promote awareness of and provide the right training and networks to grow within the industry.”
CEO, Hirtle, Callaghan & Co.
“Traditionally, women have always been very good financial managers; always managing their household budgets. Women are a great fit for the financial services industry. When we talk about the mutual funds industry, women form a very a limited number in senior positions. The CFA Institute ‘Young Women in Investment initiative is a great platform for young women.”
CEO, Edelweiss Asset Management Limited