Mediant, a provider of investor communications solutions, announced its partnership with Rock The Street, Wall Street (RTSWS), a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping girls to succeed financially and inspiring them to pursue careers in finance. Mediant will provide financial support along with connecting RTSWS with additional resources to support a year-long financial program in an effort to change the lives of high school girls in Cary, North Carolina.
“As strong advocates of advancing women in the financial industry, we share a common goal with Rock The Street, Wall Street to inspire and educate young women with financial knowledge,” said Sherry Moreland, President and COO of Mediant. “We are excited to bring this opportunity to the same city of our operational headquarters, Cary, North Carolina, to prepare the next generation of female leaders in this industry.”
The partnership with RTSWS is the latest initiative in line with Mediant’s continued focus on empowering women in financial services. The first part of this collaboration kicks off this fall at Panther Creek High School with five educational sessions, ending with a Wall Street experience field trip to Mediant. Students will gain an understanding of Mediant and its business areas, and will also have the opportunity to meet and engage with leading female financial professionals about their experiences in the industry. The second part of the collaboration will pair students with one-on-one mentorship to help continue their education through the spring. As financial instructors, Mediant employees will mentor students based on RTSWS’s curriculum which includes financial literacy, budgeting, career development and mentorship.
“Two out of three women in the U.S. state they know little to nothing about finance nor financial products. We are making real progress in changing this,” said Maura Cunningham, Founder of RTSWS. “There is much work to be done. It is through generous philanthropic and volunteer support, like that from Mediant, that enables us to equip more high school girls with hands-on financial projects, instructors, mentors and lifelong money management skills.”
RTSWS’s program has served more than 1,500 high school students across 13 cities including Atlanta, Minneapolis, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and others.
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