Women in ETFs grows membership in Europe, globally
Women in ETFs (WE), the membership organisation focused on encouraging the advancement of women in the ETF industry ecosystem, has announced an increase of 12 additional sponsors since the start of 2017, along with a 38% or 900 member uplift over the same period, taking total global membership to some 3,300.
Besides its focus on diversity, WE has also been rolling out specific programmes intended to foster the ability for women to advance in the industry, for example, through mentorship and issuing webcasts through its WE Talks series.
WE is also pressing for more presence of women in relevant conferences and as voices in media covering ETF issues.
The membership constitutes chiefly those at an early to mid-career level, according to figures from WE: some 30% are listed as associate/analyst, and 37% director/VP. The mentorship and other programmes are intended to facilitate future steps up the respective career ladders to more senior positions in financial services firms.
Industry sponsorship has come from many of the largest financial institutions and players in the ETF industry, including:
|Citadel Securities||BMO Exchange Traded Funds||First Trust|
|Citi||Cantor ETF Group||Hull Tactical|
|JP Morgan Asset Management||Charles Schwab Investment Management|
|Oppenheimer Funds||Deutsche Asset Management|
|State Street Global Advisors SPDR||FlexShares|
|Vanguard||Franklin Templeton Investments|
|John Hancock Investments|
Founded in 2014, WE is a non-profit organsiation.
External liaison contacts Jyoti Bhagavan and Deborah Fuhr can be contacted at WEExternalLiaison@womeninetfs.com