The Undergraduate Women’s Investment Network

The Undergraduate Women’s Investment Network (UWIN) was launched in 2015, after a review of job applicants revealed that female candidates were minimal for junior level research positions at Loomis Sayles, making up only 18% of the applications received in 2014 and 2015.

The meager results inspired an innovative program and step towards progress.

UWIN founder and associate director of credit research, Shannon O’Mara, designed a comprehensive mentorship and internship program that has been piloted at Loomis Sayles for over two years.

The UWIN program offers school year mentorship and internship opportunities to female undergraduates in their sophomore and junior years who are:

  • Studying business, finance, accounting, mathematics, economics or investments
  • Currently at Bentley University and University of Massachusetts, Boston

Mentorship ProgramInternship Program

Selected undergraduate women are matched with a Loomis Sayles mentor to connect the educational experience to a potential career in investment management. In-office workshops include:

  • Introduction to investment management panel
  • Workshops on communication and professional development
  • Deep dive sessions on investment research and trading

The rotational internship program exposes undergraduate women to two investment or client facing functions among fixed income research, equity research, portfolio management, product marketing, relationship management and client service.

Upcoming Events 
September 22, 2017In-office workshop to commence 2017-2018 program

For more information please contact UWIN

The UWIN trademark appearing herein is the property of Loomis Sayles & Co, LP.