High School

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 branch leaders, where students are taught financial literacy and the leadership and collaboration skills needed to succeed in the business world. Students can compete in high school competitions such as WWHS, the High School Fed Challenge, and the National Economics Challenge. In addition, students are provided with access to the Females in Finance community, including our network of branches nationwide as well as the Mentorship Program. 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:

    • Gain social networking and leadership skills

    • Participate in global or regional Investment Competitions

    • Engage with our Mentorship Program where students are in direct contact with industry professionals

    • Freshen up on concepts by viewing our Youtube channel

    • Collaborate with other students with common interests

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.