UBS, Bloomberg, and State Street Global Advisors Launch “Girls Take Wall Street” to Inspire the Next Generation of Female Leaders in Finance

More than 100 high school girls will participate in a full-day event,
including the opportunity to ring The Closing Bell® at the New York
Stock Exchange

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#BalanceForBetterlt;/agt;–UBS, Bloomberg, and State Street Global Advisors today launched “Girls
Take Wall Street,” an initiative that brings together over 100 high
school girls from KIPP NYC and Student Leadership Network’s Young
Women’s Leadership Schools, to inspire the next generation of female
leaders to consider careers in financial services. The day-long program
is part of an effort by UBS, Bloomberg and State Street Global Advisors
to join forces in their commitment to supporting and advancing women and
girls in business and finance.

On Friday, March 1, the girls will start the day visiting the Bloomberg
and UBS offices in New York, with activities including career panels and
speed networking sessions, to learn about the variety of exciting roles
that exist in the finance industry and what it takes to succeed. Mentors
from the three firms will connect with the girls to share their career
trajectories and answer questions about opportunities available in their
fields. At the end of the day, and to commemorate the start of Women’s
History Month, the girls will visit the NYSE, ring The Closing Bell® and
take a photo with the State Street Global Advisors’ Fearless Girl
statue. They will then be treated to an exclusive musical performance
organized by iHeartRadio.

“At Bloomberg, we’ve always been committed to ensuring equal
opportunities for women,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of
Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies. “We invest in women’s
professional development in our offices around the world, and we
highlight the progress other companies are making through the Bloomberg
Gender-Equality Index. We also connect students with opportunities to
learn from successful women in the finance industry. We’re glad to be a
part of “Girls Take Wall Street,” and I’m looking forward to meeting
with the group today.”

“While the financial services industry is more diverse than ever before,
there’s quite a bit of progress still to be made in transforming it to
more accurately reflect today’s society,” said Tom Naratil, President
UBS Americas and Co-President UBS Global Wealth Management. “We’re proud
to play a part in educating and inspiring these young women as they
consider pursuing careers in finance. Together with our partners, we’re
excited by this unique opportunity to connect with the next generation
of female leaders and help close our industry’s outdated gender gap.”

“The opportunity to work on empowering high school girls to be the next
generation of leaders in finance is one that rings true for State Street
Global Advisors,” said Lori Heinel, Deputy Global Chief Investment
Officer for State Street Global Advisors. “As part of the day, we’re
thrilled the students will have the opportunity to visit Fearless Girl
at her new home at the NYSE, and get inspired about becoming fearless
leaders themselves.”

All three firms have worked to address opportunities for young women in
finance in a number of ways. Bloomberg Startup, the company’s global
education engagement program, supports young women by providing access
to mentors, internships, and workshops that expose students to diverse
and influential women around the world. With more than 3,500 employee
mentors in 41 cities, Startup works with programs such as Girls Who
Invest and Girls Go Tech that provide young women with opportunities to
explore diverse career options.

State Street Global Advisors commissioned Fearless Girl, now located in
front of the New York Stock Exchange, to raise awareness of their push
to increase gender diversity on corporate boards. The statue celebrates
the spirit of women who are taking charge today, and serves as
inspiration for the next generation of female leaders. Fearless Girl
ignited a global conversation about the power of women in leadership and
inspired more than 300 companies around the world to add women to their

UBS’s focus on education is helping unlock the economic and social
mobility that comes with the attainment of a bachelor’s degree. Through
employee volunteering and philanthropy, including the UBS NextGen
Leaders initiative, the company has invested over $10 million to
increase college and career success for lower-income students who are
first in their families to go to college.

Notes to Editors

About UBS

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional
and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in
Switzerland. UBS’s strategy is centered on our leading global wealth
management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland,
enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses
on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted
markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term
structural growth or profitability outlook.

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news
leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting
them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The
company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through
innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the
Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the
company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to
access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across
organizations more efficiently and effectively. For more information,
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About State Street Global Advisors

For four decades, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s
governments, institutions and financial advisors. With a rigorous,
risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested
experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to
create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio
companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the
planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index,
ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a
result, we have become the world’s third largest asset manager with
nearly US $2.51 trillion* under our care.

* This figure is presented as of December 31, 2018 and includes
approximately $32.44 billion of assets with respect to SPDR products for
which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD)
acts solely as the marketing agent. SSGA FD and State Street Global
Advisors are affiliated.

About KIPP

At KIPP we believe in the creation of inspired lives. As part of
a national network of 200+ KIPP schools, KIPP NYC’s 13 schools promise
every student the opportunity for a choice-filled life. When we began in
one classroom in 1995 in the South Bronx, we promised our first kids and
families we’d do whatever it took to teach the character and academic
skills needed to succeed. Today, we make the same sacred promise to more
than 7,000 students and alumni on their way to and through college.
Keeping good on our promise year in and year out has helped KIPP alumni
graduate college at a dramatically higher rate than their peers.

About Student Leadership Network’s Young Women’s Leadership Schools

The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS) are public secondary
schools for grades 9-12 that promote high-quality student learning
opportunities in and out of the classroom. Our schools provide a
single-sex educational choice for students from predominately low-income
communities who are often the first generation in their families to
attend college. Students are admitted based on their interest in and
commitment to obtaining a single-sex college preparatory education.
TYWLS are open to girls of all academic abilities.

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