The Johns Hopkins University chapter of Smart Woman Securities was founded in 2018. We are the university’s only all-women investment team. Team members represent diverse majors from both the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering.
Smart Woman Securities at Johns Hopkins University seeks to provide undergraduate women with the skills necessary to make investment decisions through market education, exposure to industry professionals, and real-world financial experience. We aim to create a new generation of women with greater investment knowledge and financial influence.
INVEST IN WOMEN, INVEST IN THE FUTURE
The financial services industry has not kept pace with other professional fields, such as law, academia, and medicine with regard to gender equality. Current statistics indicate that women hold only 6% of senior leadership roles at the largest institutional money managers - 6% in private equity, 9% in venture capital, and 3% in hedge funds. In 2006, the national non-profit organization, Smart Woman Securities, was founded with the aim of closing this gender gap. As of 2021, there are over 30 Smart Woman Securities chapters at universities across the United States that provide guidance and resources to undergraduate women as they enter into the industry.
Women only hold 6% of senior leadership roles in finance
The gender gap in the financial services industry is both a challenge and an opportunity that Smart Woman Securities faces everyday. Women are the future of finance, and Smart Woman Securities is proud to provide undergraduate women with the tools they need to succeed in the industry.