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Fed Reserve of Boston

The Bank’s mission is an exciting one! As part of the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston promotes sound growth and financial stability in New England and the nation. The Bank’s unique contributions to its local communities, region, and the nation stem from the high quality of its research, regulatory approaches, and financial services, and its commitment to leadership and innovation in these areas.

The Bank offers a challenging and rewarding work experience that comes with a host of benefits. For more Benefits info, visit our website.


Corporate Participants

CFA

The mission of CFA Institute is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. As a global, independent organization, we play a role in being a steward and champion of the investment management industry. We continue to set industry standards and raise the bar on a global scale through a suite of programs and a commitment to integrity.

CFA Institute aims to improve investor outcomes by encouraging diversity in the investment management profession. One initiative we're focusing on is Women in Investment Management.

Our goals include:

  • Increasing the number of women who join the profession and earn the CFA® charter, recognized as the gold standard in the investment management industry
  • Retaining women in the profession and influencing culture from within
  • Creating demand for diversity as an industry imperative

As the largest global association of investment professionals, CFA Institute is in a unique position to raise awareness and drive change. We leverage our network, and in fact conducted the largest-ever survey of investment management professionals on gender diversity. Learn about our key findings. Also, see how women can thrive in the investment management profession and discover the women's scholarships we offer to aid in earning a CFA charter.

We believe in improving investor outcomes through diversity.

CFA Institute

As the largest global association of investment professionals, we have over 142,000 members in 159 countries. Each year, we host a variety of programming, including an Alpha and Gender Diversity conference and a Research Challenge. In 2016, more than 4,000 students from 925 universities took part. We also produce continuing and professional development content for charterholders, provide resources to the university community in the form of a Women in Investment Management Toolkit to support universities' diversity efforts, and conduct research on issues impacting our industry, such as our Gender Diversity, Future State of the Investment Profession and Value of Premium Wealth Management reports. The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is the professional standard of choice for more than 31,000 investment firms worldwide. Top employers include JPMorgan Chase, UBS, RBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, HSBC, and Credit Suisse. More on our CFA Program and the impact it can have on your career.


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The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning. CFP Board currently oversees more than 75,000 CFP® professionals in the U.S. who advise consumers on a broad range of personal finance topics, including retirement, budgeting, taxes, investments, estate planning and insurance, among many others.

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At a time when many Americans are reaching retirement age, the need for personal financial planning expertise is greater than ever. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts four times more job growth for financial planners than the national average for all other occupations. This exciting career also brings personal satisfaction of helping others, as well as financial rewards.

By becoming a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, you will further distinguish yourself with employers in the financial services industry who are increasingly seeking out CFP® certification as the most desired credential in this growing field.

CFP Board Center for Financial Planning

The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning seeks to secure the financial future of all Americans by advancing a more sustainable and inclusive financial planner workforce. The Center serves as a catalyst and convener to address industry-wide challenges in the areas diversity and workforce development, and to build an academic home that offers opportunities for conducting and publishing new research that adds to the financial planning body of knowledge.


Dow

The Dow Chemical Company combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. The Dow Chemical Company's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics and agriculture. In 2016, The Dow Chemical Company had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. The Company conducts its worldwide operations through global businesses, which are reported in five operating segments: Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals and Performance Plastics.

Our career opportunities span a diverse range of disciplines even outside of the Finance area. With a broad landscape of possibilities, you can explore multiple paths and carve out a unique and rewarding career at The Dow Chemical Company. Visit our Diversity & Inclusion website to learn more.

CHAMPIONING INCLUSION THROUGH EMPLOYEE NETWORKS
Our seven employee networks are key partners in helping us connect and engage talent. With over 170 chapters worldwide, our Networks are just one way we are making inclusion a hallmark of The Dow Chemical Company.

Several of the employee networks have formed partnerships with external organizations to drive progress and change, develop community programs and pursue other outreach opportunities.

In addition to the employee networks, we also support informal employee groups, such as working parents, young professionals and biking clubs to promote camaraderie, teamwork and fun in the workplace.

Women’s Innovation Network (WIN)
Our Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) supports the professional development of women around the world, offering mentoring and networking opportunities, and providing access to professional development tailored to the unique needs of women at critical career stages.

“We intend to become a global pacesetter in our industry for bringing diverse perspectives to the table, and we need women to hold an important seat at that table, working to solve the issues affecting our world."
James (Jim) R. Fitterling
President & Chief Operating Officer

 

References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about The Dow Chemical Company can be found at dow.com.


Fidelity


Pimco

PIMCO is a global investment management firm with a singular focus on preserving and enhancing investors’ assets.

We manage investments for institutions, financial advisors and individuals. The institutions we serve include corporations, central banks, universities, endowments and foundations, and public and private pension and retirement plans. We also serve advisors and individuals set on personal financial goals, from preparing for retirement to funding higher education.

For more than four decades, our mission has been grounded in a holistic investment process designed to apply rigorous top-down and bottom-up analysis of inputs to identify investment opportunities and risks. Since our founding in Newport Beach, California, in 1971, we have grown into a team of more than 2,300 dedicated professionals, with offices in 12 countries and trading operations in North America, Europe and Asia. We have an established reputation of innovation, and we continue to evolve as a provider of investment solutions across all asset classes.

Our commitment to the Forté Foundation goes along with the continued effort to enhance and maintain a leadership role in the industry by engaging as wide a pool of talent as possible and integrating different perspectives for success in an increasingly complex global environment.

For more information visit: www.pimco.com/careers or follow us @PIMCO.


Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at Virginia

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, PhD and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the best educational experience, featuring the case method of teaching; the highest-ranked faculty, whose research advances global managerial practice and business education; and a dynamic, global network of students, faculty, staff and alumni. These three key elements come together to develop entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders who step forward to improve the world.

Darden women make a significant impact every day — at Darden, in Charlottesville and around the world. They are student club presidents, community leaders, entrepreneurs and more. Darden is committed to recruiting women who want to positively impact the world, and empowering them for long-term success in whatever role they choose.

Furthermore, Darden’s chapter of Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) connects, empowers, and celebrates the next generation of women leaders and helps build awareness of women in leadership positions. Throughout the year, they engage students, alumnae, faculty and prospective students in activities ranging from senior speaker series to golf lessons to mentoring programs. Moreover, GWIB’s goal is to use education, coaching, networking, and mentoring to foster a lifelong community that enables and empowers Darden women to achieve their professional and personal aspirations, both during and after their time at Darden. In addition, Darden is one of the few MBA programs that provide dedicated lifelong career services resources for its alumni. The Alumni Career Services staff understands the career path of a woman may not always look like that of her male counterparts. Our professional staff provides Darden alumnae with resources and support as they move through different phases of their careers.


IESE

IESE Business School has a proven track record of innovation. It was the first school in Europe to establish a two-year MBA and the first in the world to offer a bilingual MBA. Today, IESE Business School has secured its position as a top business school globally, with campuses in Barcelona and Madrid, and pioneering activities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

IESE's mission is to transform business and society through management education and leadership development, creating a better world by growing better leaders: people with big aspirations and a spirit of service, equipped with the skills and capabilities to make a positive difference.

IESE Business School and its general management MBA provide a cross-cultural learning environment: one that transforms, inspires and impacts your future.