Western, industry leaders create Women in Asset Management program

Western University’s Ivey Business School has partnered with eight financial industry leaders to launch the Women in Asset Management (WAM) program. The 14-week program offers those who self-identify as women a variety of opportunities, such as in-class training, a multidisciplinary experience to help students sharpen technical skills, and a paid 10-week internship experience. The program was developed to address statistics showing that women are underrepresented as global fund managers, chief investment officers, and financial advisers. “Our goal is to increase the number of women in Canada’s asset management industry through exposure, training, and mentorship,” said Sharon Hodgson, Dean of the Ivey Business School. “It’s not simply about increasing the number of women participating in asset management, but also seeing women remain in the industry and advancing to senior leadership.” Western Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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