Invest in Girls, a program of the Council for Economic Education (CEE), is thrilled to announce that Natixis Investment Managers, a long-time partner, has increased their support through a new “Innovation Sponsorship” to bring IIG’s student financial workshops online. This sponsorship builds on CEE’s success in bringing the National Personal Finance and National Economics challenges online during this difficult time and ensures that high school students continue to be introduced to and learn about finance.
Invest in Girls provides financial literacy workshops to high school girls and introduces them to careers in finance through role models and specialized industry trips. Workshops are usually conducted in schools as in-school or after-school programs. When schools closed, IIG shifted their focus to provide uninterrupted workshops to students through online channels.
Natixis has partnered with the Invest in Girls program through hosting industry trips, hiring IIG Alumnae for internships, and event sponsorships. Together, we have been looking for ways to deepen our partnership, and the “Innovation Sponsorship” to bring IIG online was the perfect match.
“Natixis Investment Managers has proudly partnered with Invest in Girls for several years as part of our commitment to build a pipeline of diverse candidates within the finance industry,” said Tracey Flaherty, global head of diversity and inclusion. “We are excited to deepen that relationship, and we look forward to helping to educate the next generation of women about the various career opportunities available to them in the financial sector.”
Under normal circumstances, IIG cohorts are formed with girls from the same school, but moving online meant that girls from across the globe can now interact to learn about personal finance and careers in finance. Our first online cohort consists of students from France, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, and Delaware.
The girls come together each week to learn a lesson from IIG’s module “Becoming the CFO of your Life” – learning about budgets and saving goals. Volunteers from Natixis have joined to help teach the curriculum and in a few weeks a mix of senior executives and associates will come together to host a Role Model Exchange Day to talk further about their career paths.
Lea, a student participating in the virtual experience, noted: “I’m very appreciative of this new virtual learning opportunity because it has taught me to feel more confident in my money management skills as well as learning to prepare for my future!”
The Invest in Girls program and Natixis Investment Managers look forward to growing this partnership to provide more girls with the tools and resources to lead successful financial lives.