Event Recaps, Stacey Cunningham - former NYSE CEO, Sponsor Spotlight, Mexico City High School Student, RTSWS Internship & Job Portal 
A Multitude of Events
Last week, RTSWS traveled to New York City and Phoenix, AZ, for a full week of events. CEO and Founder, Maura Cunningham and COO, Ashley Leftwich traveled to NYC for the MacroMinds Foundation 2022 Symposium, Franklin Templeton's Global Investment Forum 2022, and the CFA-NY/100WF Happy Hour hosted by RTSWS. In addition, we had representation at SIFMA's 46th Annual Operations Conference & Exhibition in AZ. 

Keep reading to learn more about the events! 
MacroMinds Foundation 2022 Symposium
RTSWS CEO and Founder, Maura Cunningham and COO, Ashley Leftwich, attended the MacroMinds Foundation 2022 Symposium, where we were selected as one of three nonprofit education beneficiaries. The attendees were brought up to speed on RTSWS' mission and growth plans
The two-day symposium brought the industry together to collaborate, learn and support the three beneficiaries. The exceptional agenda featured leading hedge fund founders and strategists in addition to keynote discussions from Rebecca Patterson, Chief Investment Strategist at Bridgewater Associates, and Paul Singer, Founder and President of Elliott Investment Management. 
See below for pictures of the event.
Franklin Templeton's Panel Discussion - Women in Finance: Addressing the Big Gender Short in Financial Services and Investment Management. 
Franklin Templeton held a panel discussion, Women in Finance: Addressing the Big Gender Short in Financial Services and Investment Management. It was well attended by attendees of F.T.'s larger conference, Global Investment Forum 2022. Katrina Dudley, a Franklin Templeton Portfolio Manager and RTSWS lead volunteer, is the co-author of the book that prompted this special event.
Maura, RTSWS CEO, kicked off the panel discussion by suggesting that if the financial services industry wants to recruit more women into the profession, they are waiting too long by approaching them at the college level. Instead, young women need to be recruited at an earlier age - in high school as girls in the U.S. fall out of math early.
Here are the top 5 reasons why firms should offer internships to high school-aged girls to help stem the leakage in the talent pipeline of women in two pathways in the M in STEM careers - finance and economics.  
Maura then thanked Franklin Templeton for its long-standing support of RTSWS student cohorts in Newark, NJ, and San Mateo, CA. 
Three of our NYC Student CEOs were guests of F.T. at the event and had an incredible opportunity to hear from the featured speakers, network with female financial professionals, and even met the former President of the New York Stock Exchange, Stacey Cunningham. See pics below.
SIFMA's 46th Annual Operations Conference & Exhibition
Representing RTSWS in Phoenix, AZ, Partner Engagement Manager, Breigh Ignasiak, attended the SIFMA's 46th Annual Operations Conference & Exhibition. Breigh enjoyed connecting with current and potential sponsors and volunteers while listening to trailblazing panel discussions. Below are pictures. 
NY CFA & 100 Women in Finance Happy Hour
Closing out the events from last week, CEO & Founder of RTSWS, Maura Cunningham and COO, Ashley Leftwich, hosted a Happy Hour in NYC for our volunteers from CFA Society New York and 100 Women In Finance who made our inaugural year at The Beacon High School such a success - it was our largest cohort of students at one school - 50+ students. Pictures below.
RTSWS recently launched a new financial industry career quiz! Since launching the career quiz earlier this month, we’ve had over 600 total participants from high school, college, industry professionals, and even middle school students. Curious to try it out? Click the link below to take the quiz!
Take Our Career Quiz!
RTSWS Hosts (Virtual) Shadow for the Month of May 
During the month of May, RTSWS has had a new team member shadowing, Valeria, a high school senior at Avenues: The World School in NYC!  Valeria is a native of Mexico City, Mexico. Just this week, she took over the RTSWS Instagram account to show us around her hometown and high school back in Mexico City. Visit our Instagram to check it out.
Last week, Valeria joined Maura Cunningham and Ashley Leftwich at the MacroMinds Foundation 2022 Symposium where she got a first-hand experience on how a finance industry event operates. 
"Having this opportunity means so much. It shows me that you can get anywhere you want with the correct orientation and RTSWS is doing that for so many girls all around the US and Canada. I am incredibly grateful to have known this organization before graduating high school because it has completely changed my perspective on the finance sector."
Over 70 Opportunities Listed
27 Internships
45 Entry-Level Full-Time Finance Jobs
Pass this newsletter on to those young women you know who are considering a career in finance. These opportunities are located throughout the U.S.
Joining us as a returning sponsor, JP Morgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company headquartered in New York City.  

"JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its Women on the Move initiative are proud sponsors of Rock the Street, Wall Street, as one of many efforts to fuel young girls’ ambition and advance financial equality. JPMorgan Chase is thrilled to renew its sponsorship of the program in several high schools across the country and expand the geographic footprint to San Francisco in the 2022-2023 school year. By partnering with RTSWS, JPMorgan Chase employees are delighted to support the young women in the program by providing financial training, mentorship and exposure to the finance industry. We look forward to cultivating the leadership and growth of these young leaders, as they develop skills to exercise control over their professional and personal futures."
Sam Saperstein, Head of Women on the Move, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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