Financial Women's Association

September 22, 2014 12:05 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Financial Women's Association and BMO Capital Markets "Equity Through Education Trading Day" Marks 10th Anniversary

Program has raised US$1.85 million for students and women entering financial services

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2014) - The Financial Women's Association (FWA) today announced that Equity Through Education Trading Day, a partnership with BMO Capital Markets, is celebrating its 10th year of providing assistance to young women entering the financial services industry.

For the last 10 years, BMO Capital Markets has donated one day's worth of institutional trading commissions to charitable organizations that support students and their post-secondary goals. To date, the FWA has received US$1.85 million that has gone to providing assistance to young women pursuing a career in financial services.

"We are proud to work with BMO Capital Markets and Equity Through Education for another year," said FWA president Maureen Adolf. "The financial industry is eager to grow the pool of talented young women. It's important to remember that every trade that is made can impact the life of a young woman or other deserving student."

Kamellia Saroop, now an equity research associate at BMO Capital Markets, is among the young women who has benefited from Equity Through Education Trading Day. Ms. Saroop says the FWA-BMO program "helped fund her education and establish a career in the financial services industry."

About BMO Capital Markets Equity Through Education Program

Since its inception in 2005, the BMO Capital Markets' Equity Through Education Program has donated US$12.8 million - the equivalent of one day's institutional trading commissions earned across North America over nearly a decade - directly to organizations that provide access to education. This translates into assistance to over 2,500 students through scholarships, bursaries, mentoring programs and job search strategy forums. The FWA-BMO scholarship has impacted hundreds of young women at both the high school and college levels.

About The Financial Women's Association (FWA)

The FWA is a nearly 60-year-old association dedicated to advancing women in the industry. For more about the FWA's financial educational programs, visit www.fwa.org/initiatives/mentoring-scholarships/.

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