New club designed to empower, provide additional opportunities to female finance students

March 05, 2024

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Five women embraced their diverse educational and personal experiences, deciding to create their own club called Girls that Invest. The organization focuses on helping others who want to learn more about personal investing.

Abigail Alpert ’24, MBA ’25, president of the new finance club, was thrilled when she learned that the department of student engagement recognized her organization. 

“In a male-dominated field, I thought it would be nice for girls to get together and learn more about investing,” said Alpert. “Encouraging and empowering others are values I plan on implementing in the organization.”

There are currently two finance-related clubs on campus, blockchain and the investment club. The finance industry presents an ideal workforce for women as it is a growing market.

Kelsey Leighton ’24, MBA ’25, vice president of the organization, hopes to make a positive difference on campus.

“The Girls That Invest club wants women and anyone with interests in finance and investing to put themselves out there and learn more about personal investments,” Leighton said.

She said she hopes students gain knowledge by learning more about finance and personal investments as knowing raises confidence.

“After taking a few finance classes, I found a passion for personal finance and investment,” Leighton said. “I love learning about the opportunities that come with investing and the possibilities for growth. I hope that students will walk out feeling enabled and motivated to face adversity as a minority and strive to become successful."

As vice president of Girls that Invest, Leighton hopes to see the club grow and inspire more women to develop a new skill.

“The School of Business offers rigorous coursework, excellent professors, and beneficial networking opportunities such as the M&T Bank Center for Women and Business,” said Meagan Kogan, ’24, MBA ’25, vice president of membership. “We have gained the information and abilities necessary to succeed in and outside of the business world. We hope to instill the same values in students of any major.”

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