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Smart Woman Securities members

Smart Woman Securities at UVA

Smart Woman Securities at UVA is one of 25 chapters, nationally, that seeks to educate and enrich women on the fundamentals of investments and finance. The organization's mission is to create a cohesive, supportive environment for women to achieve financial confidence and explore new career fields through:

  • A 10-week educational seminar series
  • Stock pitches and research analyst program
  • An alumni and mentorship program
  • Corporate and professional development sponsorships

Ongoing Events and Activities

  • Conduct semesterlong case studies and technical valuation training in the research team curriculum
  • Have leadership training and bonding with all members on the executive and investment boards
  • Host mentorship program, with intentional pairings and group events
  • Leverage SWS alumni to plan new speakers, educational, and social events (e.g., SWS young alumni reunion)
  • Partner with McIntire affinity organizations to increase membership diversity
  • Send all executive board members to the SWS national conference
  • Conduct panel and speaker presentations with companies and faculty (e.g. Barings, J.P. Morgan, Roark Capital, PFM)