The Undergraduate Women’s Investment Network

The Program

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

The meager results inspired an innovative program and step towards progress. Shannon O’Mara, UWIN founder and Associate Director of Credit Research, designed a comprehensive mentorship and internship program at Loomis Sayles that has successfully partnered with 220 students from 18 colleges and universities throughout New England over the last eight years. We are delighted to welcome another 26 students for the 2023-2024 school year.

The UWIN program offers school year mentorship and internship opportunities to female undergraduates with interests in business, finance, accounting, mathematics, data science, economics, investing, and financial markets.

Mentorship 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 communications and professional development
  • Deep dive sessions on investment research and trading

Internship Program

The rotational internship program exposes undergraduate women to two investment or client facing functions among:

  • fixed income research
  • equity research
  • portfolio management
  • product marketing
  • client relationship management

Contact information:

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




  • Shannon O'Mara, CFA, VP, Credit Research Associate Director - Founder of UWIN
  • Zoe Calianos, Senior Associate - UWIN Internship Program Coordinator
  • Andrea DiCenso, VP, Portfolio Manager & Strategist - UWIN Advisor
  • Erika Fallon, Administrative Supervisor & Senior Administrative Assistant - UWIN Events Coordinator
  • Steve Hoppe, VP, Senior Fixed Income Traders - UWIN Mentor Advisor
  • Tricia Keefe, VP, HR Business Partner - UWIN Mentorship Program Coordinator
  • Kristy Keenan, Associate Investment Director - UWIN Internship Program Coordinator
  • Kristen Moldovan, Senior Associate - UWIN Intern Advisor
  • Marissa Neill, Administrative Manager - UWIN Marketing & Recruiting
  • Marianne Winkelman, VP, Director of Global Bond, EM & FX Trading - UWIN Advisor


  • September 22, 2023: UWIN Workshop for 2023-24 Program