100WHF Institute

The 100WHF Institute, founded in the 10th anniversary year of the organization, was created to provide 100WHF members with unique educational opportunities and scholarships.

CAIA CAIA Scholarships

Applications for the 100WHF 2016 CAIA Scholarship will be announced.

View the press releases on previous CAIA Scholarship awardees: 

2014 Press Release

2013 Press Release

2012 Press Release

100 Women in Hedge Funds/CAIA Scholars receive:

  • Enrollment and first-time registration fees waived (Level I and Level II exams)
  • CAIA Knowledge Series textbooks (courtesy Wiley Publishing)
  • CFA Standards of Practice Handbook, 11th edition
  • Core Integrated Topics for Level II (courtesy IIJ)
  • Schweser CAIA Level I and Level II Premium Instruction Study Solution®
  • First year CAIA Association Membership Fee waived

The Scholarship Committee developed criteria for this initiative, and the CAIA Foundation reviews and selects the finalists, with the final decision being made by CAIA from among the recommended finalists.


Forté Foundation

2016 Forté College Fast Track to Finance Conference
March 18th at Citi, 388 Greenwich Street, New York, NY

100WHF volunteers are needed to coach undergraduate students during investment banking and sales and trading simulations. Please click here for the agenda.

Forte Financial Services Fast Track for MBA Women 

What: One and half day conference showcasing endless financial career possibilities. Meet women leaders from top firms who will share the advantages of working in the challenging and rewarding world of financial services.
When: May 25-26, 2016 
Where: New York, NY
Who should attend: Incoming first year MBA students (must be admitted with a confirmed seat)
Registration opens: March 22
Application Deadlines: Round 1: April 10;  Round 2: May 1

Forte MBA Women's Leadership Conference 

What: Join over 400 women from the top MBA programs at this two-day conference with 100+ speakers and opportunities to engage with female business leaders, network, learn critical steps for success and access top employers.
When: June 16-18, 2016
Where: Austin, TX
Who should attend: Incoming first year and second year MBA students
Registration opens: March 15

Girls Who Invest

Four Week Summer Intensive Pilot Program
May 31 - June 24th at The University of Pennsylvania

Over a 4-week intensive period, promising young women will learn core finance and investment concepts and skills from some of the most respected business school professors in the country. This core curriculum will expose our students to all asset classes including public and private equity, fixed income, credit, hedge funds, real estate, and infrastructure, and will equip them with the skills required to excel in a career in asset management. The program will be enhanced by speakers from across the asset management industry, particularly senior women, and our students will have the opportunity to start building meaningful relationships with some of the most influential leaders in the industry. We will also offer training in ethics from the CFA Institute, presentation skills, interview preparation, “field trips,” regional meetings and membership in the GWI community. Successful students who complete the program will be able to add the GWI credential to their resumes and the organization’s asset management partners will recruit students for internships. 

Girls Who Invest is seeking applications from rising sophomores and juniors in colleges in the U.S. and will select a cohort of 30 women. The program will be held in Philadelphia on Penn’s campus (in residence) from May 31 - June 24, 2016. Paid internships with industry leading asset management firms will be available immediately following the program to successful graduates and the internships will be held July 5 - August 12, 2016.

In celebration of the launch of GWI, the inaugural program will be offered TUITION-FREE! The application can be found here and are due on February 15, 2016.