For Immediate Release - March 22, 2017

Treasury Deborah Goldberg Announces Fellowship Program for Women in Finance

BOSTON – Today Treasurer Deb Goldberg announced year two of the “Massachusetts Women in Finance Fellowship.” The initiative will place Massachusetts’s female-identifying undergraduate students into financial departments within the Massachusetts State Treasury. Last year, the Fellowship debuted as the first of its kind, sponsored by a government agency.

“Women continue to graduate from colleges and universities at a higher rate than men. However, they are still underrepresented in traditionally higher paying jobs like those in the financial services industry,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “The fellowship program provides talented women with the professional development and mentoring that will help launch their careers.”

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.

The Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment will assign accepted fellows to departments within Treasury and each Fellow will be matched with a mentor. The deadline for candidates to submit an application is April 17th, 2017. The program begins in June and will run for 10 weeks.

For more information and to apply to be a part of the fellowship please visit http://www.mass.gov/treasury/empowerment/fellowship/

Treasurer Goldberg created the Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), led by a deputy treasurer, with the deliberate goal of implementing a range of economic empowerment initiatives, including closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education.

For more information on the Office of Economic Empowerment visit www.mass.gov/treasury/empowerment or follow #EmpowermentMA on Twitter.

 

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