As a company founded on data analysis, Moody’s is dedicated to preparing young people for careers in finance, technology and economics. By providing internships, mentorship and resources, we’re helping girls to make better career decisions.
Moody’s partners with Girls Who Code (GWC) on a unique “Summer Immersion Program” that provides US high school students with the chance to explore the applications of computer science and engage with women leaders in tech. At least half of the girls served by Girls Who Code come from historically underrepresented groups, including girls who are Black, Latinx, or from low-income backgrounds. Over the course of the partnership, more than 300 girls have participated in the program and Moody’s has hired 16 alumni into internships or full-time positions.
We’re proud to have the support of Moody’s Board members Kathy Hill and Leslie Seidman, and our Chief Information Officer, Mona Breed, on the GWC Summer Immersion Program. Watch them give advice and guidance to the next generation of women in tech.
In 2021, Moody’s invested in a partnership with Sponsors for Educational Opportunity / London in support of their HerCapital program. During this six month confidence-building curriculum, launched in early 2022, 170 female university students, primarily from historically underrepresented groups across UK, Belgium, and Germany, are paired with mentors to help them gain authentic exposure to the financial services industry, refine their leadership skills and continuously challenge themselves to adopt a growth mindset. Through the Mentorship Program (led by Moody’s EMEA Women’s BRG), Lunch & Learn Series, Moody’s Insight Program, and Technology Training provided by Moody’s senior female leadership, each of these young women is equipped with the skills, leadership, and confidence to succeed.
To help close the gender gap in finance and technology, Moody’s created Generation Giga Girls, known as “G3”, seven years ago in a joint effort with Girls Inc. As the first-ever data analytics program for girls from low-income communities, G3 is helping girls build skills in technology and data analytics. Since G3’s launch, we have reached over 1,400 students throughout New York City and the US. The program is crucial for addressing the gender gap in STEM, especially the disproportionate number (less than 5%) of women of color.
In addition to G3, we collaborated with Girls Inc. on their 2020 report, Stronger, Smarter, Bolder: Girls Take the Lead, to further our commitment to applying a gender lens to research. The report analyzes the tools and resources girls need to obtain leadership roles in business and society. Atsi Sheth, MD Credit Strategy, supplemented the report with Moody’s own research on women in the labor force, gender diversity, and achievements in higher education. This helped to demonstrate the direct link between the work of Girls Inc. and outcomes in the economy and financial system.
When women and girls thrive – health, education, communities and the global economy thrive.