About

The Problem:

  • 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:

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!

Milestones:

June 2019: Founding of Females in Finance at ECFS

January 2020: 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

Rosemary Jiang, GIFT, G.I.F.T., Girls Finance & Trading, Females in Finance, women in finance, gender equality

Founder: Rosemary Jiang

Rosemary Jiang is a junior at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. 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."

We were founded in New York City!