Females in Finance: High School Division
The Females in Finance High School program helps high school students gain financial literacy! The High School division is split into branches, run by one to two brach leaders, where students are taught financial literacy and can compete in high school competitions such as KWHS and the NY Fed Challenge. Participants are taught from lessons custom tailored for a high school audience.
Branch leaders use our proprietary curriculum in all of their courses
The Options are Limitless!
High-school students can:
Participate in a Global or Regional Investment Competitions
Engage with our new Mentorship Program where females will be in direct contact with industry professionals
Practice trading using Market Simulations such as MarketWatch
Freshen up on concepts by viewing our Youtube channel
Did you know?
Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI)
The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) tracks the performance of the public companies most committed to advancing women globally. As investor demand for ESG products increases, the index represents an important opportunity for companies to attract new capital and widen their investor base. A growing number of companies are using their inclusion on the index to demonstrate their commitment to advancing equity. The 2019 index includes 230 companies headquartered in 36 countries and regions. The data reported by these companies represents a workforce of over 15 million people, including 7 million women around the world.
SHE Gender Diversity Index ETF
SHE was launched in March 2016 and seeks out companies that employ women in high-level leadership roles. The fund evaluates the 1000 largest US firms for the ratio of women on the board of directors and in executive positions (defined as Sr. VP or higher). Companies ranking in the top 10% in each sector are included in the portfolio, with the caveat that each firm must have at least one woman on its board or as CEO. Holdings are market cap-weighted. Selecting firms by sector and weighting them by market cap means that SHE's performance shouldn't depart radically from the broad market, appealing to investors who want neutral large-cap coverage while still supporting the fund's principles.