BOSTON – The State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment, in a public-private partnership with the Greater Boston offices of Ernst & Young LLP (EY), is accepting applications for the 2019 Women in Finance Fellowship program. In its fourth year, the initiative places Massachusetts’ female-identifying undergraduate students into financial departments within the Massachusetts State Treasury. Additionally, Fellows are paired with a female EY professional acting as a “private sector advisor.”
“Women are still underrepresented in many higher paying fields, including the financial services sector,” said Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. “I am proud to create opportunities that will boost the confidence and skills of young women in Massachusetts who are forging a path in finance.”
The Women in Finance Fellowship seeks to identify and foster female talent for the financial services industry, build a network and pipeline for women in finance, and advocate for the placement of women in leadership roles. The Fellowship will help recruit, retain, and foster female talent, and promote awareness of the benefits of hiring women at all levels of management.
“We are honored to once again participate in a program that empowers our women professionals to pay it forward and show support of the advancement of the next generation of women leaders within the industry,” said Jane Steinmetz, EY Boston Office Managing Principal.
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. The program launches in June and will conclude on July 31st. For more information about the Women in Finance Fellowship or to apply, visit http://www.mass.gov/treasury/empowerment/fellowship/.