You see, research has shown that businesses - and particularly investment managers - perform better with a balance of men and women in the workplace.
“Women and minorities manage only 1% of the asset management industry’s $71 trillion in assets and only 15% of global mutual fund managers are women” says Girls Who Invest. It’s an organization that’s done the sums and exists to change them.
Girls Who Invest selects about a hundred female students each year after a hard-fought application process. It then puts them through three-week summer camps at Wharton and the University of Notre Dame. The women emerge prepped and inspired for a career in finance.
Each year, after teaching the Color Accounting module at the camps, we leave uplifted. The bright minds of the savvy up-and-comers, from widely diverse backgrounds, give us great cause for optimism.
Clearly, balance shouldn’t only happen on balance sheets.