Bringing more cognitive diversity into our industry starts with
getting young people of diverse backgrounds engaged with math and
exposed to a possible career in finance. CFA Society San Francisco
presents a LIVE Fireside Chat with leaders of Rock the Street, Wall
Street (RTSWS), a financial and investment literacy program designed to
spark the interest of a diverse population of high school girls into
careers of finance.
In the U.S., we start to lose girls in math
at age nine. This problem doesn't exist in many other countries. This
is a cultural issue, not a capability issue. Progress will come as a
result of an extensive scale of individuals doing their part to change
the trajectory of girls in math in their own environments – be that in
schools, companies, or homes. RTSWS gets girls re-engaged with the M in
STEM, math, at a critical age, when they are on the verge of becoming
financially independent; choosing whether or not to go to college; what
college they will choose, and which majors/minors they will study. STEM
professions lift people out of poverty in one generation.
moderated conversation with RTSWS Founder and CEO Maura Cunningham and
RTSWS BOD member Reginald G. Sanders, CFA, CAIA, Director of Investments
at W.K. Kellogg Foundation, offers a thought-provoking exchange in
which they will discuss why we are losing girls and other underserved
youth in math, how RTSWS is stemming this tide, and how you and others
can be part of the solution. You don't want to miss it!
Maura Cunningham, Founder & CEO, Rock The Street, Wall Street
Maura Cunningham is dedicated to closing the gender wage and wealth
gap and the opportunity gap that exists in our nation. Determined to
make this vision a reality, Maura combined her entrepreneurial skills
and her passion for working with teenage students
and she went on to found Rock The Street, Wall Street, (RTSWS) in
Maura began her career on Wall Street with Merrill Lynch.
After a successful 25 year career in finance, Maura turned her full
attention to creating opportunities
for others. Before dedicating herself full time to RTSWS, she worked
in Capital Markets, Real Estate Syndication, Mortgage-Backed
Securities, and financial and wealth management. She stays current with
the markets by continuing to trade options.
Reginald G. Sander, CFA, CAIA, Director of Investments, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Board of Director, Rock the Street, Wall Street
Mr. Sanders is Director of Investments for the W.K. Kellogg
Foundation. He was previously Manager of Pension Investments for Eastman
Kodak Company. Before Eastman Kodak, Mr. Sanders was an equity research
analyst for AEW Capital Management and T. Rowe
Price Associates, Inc. Mr. Sanders is a graduate of Florida A&M
University and Harvard Business School, where he was a Robert A. Toigo
Fellow. Mr. Sanders currently sits on the State of Michigan Investment
Board and on the Investment Advisory
Committee of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
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