London Stock Exchange welcomes 100 women in Hedge Funds
This morning, 100 Women in Hedge Funds opened trading at London Stock Exchange as part of their Celebrating Education – Investing in the Next Generation initiative. 100WHF will also ring the bell at SIX Swiss Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange during 2015.
100WHF's 2015 Celebrating Education - Investing in the Next Generation initiative aims to reach, inspire and support young women who will become the pipeline for future leadership in the industry.
Founded in 2001, 100WHF is a global association of more than 13,000 professional women. Through the volunteer efforts led by its members, 100WHF makes a difference in its industry and community with unique educational programming, professional leverage initiatives and philanthropy.
Amanda Pullinger, CEO 100WHF said: “I believe that 100WHF's Celebrating Education - Investing in the Next Generation initiative will be a key driver in inspiring the next generation of young women to look more favourably at career opportunities in the alternative investment and financial services industry, along with broader investor roles. We have invited our members to bring their daughters, nieces and female mentees to the LSE today because we believe that our members already serve as positive role models for the next generation of women investment professionals.”
The market opening ceremony was followed by an inspiring discussion with 100WHF guest, international lawyer Miriam González-Durántez, a Partner at Dechert LLP.
100WHF is in 20 locations globally and has provided almost 500 industry education sessions to over 29,000 people worldwide, including presentations by more than 700 female industry leaders. The organisation will celebrate its 500th Education session later this year. As part of its commitment to philanthropy, 100WHF has raised over US$36 million for charities focusing on women’s and family health, education and mentoring. 100WHF is a member of the Charities Forum.