Treasurer Deb Goldberg announced a private-public collaboration with the Greater Boston offices of Ernst \u0026 Young LLP (EY) to expand the \u201cMassachusetts Women in Finance Fellowship\u201d in its third year. The initiative will place Massachusetts\u2019s female-identifying undergraduate students into financial departments within the Massachusetts State Treasury. \n\n\u201cWomen 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,\u201d said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. \u201cThis Fellowship program in conjunction with the EY Greater Boston offices will provide talented women the opportunity to develop the skills and self-confidence to take on challenges throughout their careers.\u201d\n\nThe expansion will pair each Fellow with a female EY professional acting as a \u201cprivate sector advisor.\u201d The private sector advisor will provide insight into the private financial services industry. The expansion will allow Fellows to gain exposure to and build professional networks within a multinational professional services firm.\n\n\u0022We are excited to participate in a program that allows our women professionals to make a further impact on the industry by mentoring and supporting the next generation of women leaders\u201d said Jane Steinmetz, EY Boston Office Managing Partner.\n\nThe deadline to apply is January 28, 2018. The program begins in June and will run for 10 weeks and will begin with a site visit at Ernst \u0026 Young LLP. For more information or to apply please visit https://www.mass.gov/women-in-finance-fellowship.\n\nTreasurer Goldberg created the Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) to implement a range of economic empowerment initiatives that include closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education. For more information on OEE visit http://www.mass.gov/treasury/empowerment or follow @EmpowermentMA on Twitter.