Corporate America has made almost no progress improving women's representation over the past four years.
Women are underrepresented at every level, and women of color are the most underrepresented group of all
Underrepresentation of women in high-level roles isn't due to lack of education or attrition rates
Young women are discouraged from pursuing their interests due to the "boys' club culture" that is instilled at a young age
Our mission is to combat biases against females in finance and to create a welcoming space for those who are traditionally left out of the field. We want to help the next generation become more financially literate one girl at a time. To spread our mission across the world, we aim to expand our organization by creating individual branches!
Uplifting women through leadership and education
Creating change by involving advocates of all gender identities
Fostering a creative learning environment
Encouraging independence, individuality, and advocacy
Running an ethical and sustainable organization
Being transparent in all of our initiatives
June 2019: Founding of Females in Finance
January 2020: Fieldston High School team KWHS North American Finalist
February 2020: G.I.F.T. Branch Creation in Fieldston Middle School
April 2020: Fieldston High School team ranked 3rd in KWHS region 3
May 2020: Fieldston High School team KWHS Global Finalist
September 2020: Establishment of 9 new branches in the United States
September 2020: Launch of FIF mentorship program
January 2021: Fieldston High School team moved on to WGHS Region 3A Finale
February 2021: Attained Certificate of Incorporation
February 2021: Launched the FIF Blog
Founder: Rosemary Jiang
Rosemary Jiang is a senior at the Fieldston High School located in New York City. She is the founder and executive director of Females in Finance. Her passion for finance started at a young age. At the beginning of high school, she started to learn basic financial concepts and manage her own portfolio. Since then, she has been spreading her knowledge by teaching in her community. Along with other accomplishments, she was most recently deemed "most likely to be socially responsible" by Knowledge@WhartonHighSchool in the Comment-and-Win round 1 competition.
"I have always been interested in finance, however, much like other fields, finance is male-dominated. Even at Fieldston, I see this gender gap in investment club. People often have the misconception that females are not interested in finance. However, this is false. Instead, it is because young girls are not given the chance to pursue their interests in the field. For me, it is often discouraging seeing the lack of women in the field, which is why I created Females in Finance. This organization was created to challenge these misguided and preconceived notions to create a welcoming space for those who are traditionally left out of the field."