New Jersey’s Future Females in Finance Initiative Aims to Introduce High School Girls to Finance Careers

June 4, 2021
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. | New Jersey City University (NJCU) and The National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP) have announced a partnership with The New Jersey Council for Economic Education at NJCU (NJCEE) for the introduction of New Jersey's Future Females in Finance, an initiative of NJCEE’s Invest in Girls.

The program will introduce high school girls to a variety of careers in finance through hands-on activities facilitated by industry professionals. By the end of the program, students will be able to reflect on their skills and gauge their interest in specific careers in the financial service industry. These Future Females in Finance will connect with current professionals who will become a part of their network as they move onto college and beyond.

Executive Director of NJCEE at New Jersey City University, Joe DiFiglia, shared his optimism for the partnership.

"NOIP’s commitment of financial resources and professional volunteers will have a profound impact on the lives of the high school girls we serve.”

NOIP Vice-Chair Kate Faraday commented, "As an organization, we believe that it is critically important to give back to the community to help educate and mentor students on all matters related to financial literacy and education. We look forward to our partnership."

For more information about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact Joe DiFiglia or visit

About NJCEE at New Jersey City University
The mission of the New Jersey Council for Economic Education at NJCU is to promote financial literacy and economic education to New Jersey students. Working in partnership with CEE, the leading K-12 economic education organization in the United States, NJCEE at NJCU is uniquely positioned to provide students the tools necessary to successfully navigate the 21st century economy and to reach their full potential as employees, entrepreneurs, investors, and civic-minded individuals.

About the National Organization of Investment Professionals
The National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP), formed in 1983, is a nonprofit association of investment professionals. NOIP's diverse membership of senior professionals includes traders, analysts, and investors at investment managers; traders, analysts, and salespeople at institutional and retail broker-dealers; market makers and proprietary traders; managers at national securities exchanges; and experts in asset classes outside of listed equities. Members share a common objective of fostering a favorable regulatory environment for institutional participation in fair and open securities markets which are both efficient and effective.

About NJCU
New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning with an audacious goal: the development of our students, our city, our communities, our state, and the world beyond. We are a game-changing force for our students and their families. Whether our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate, 28 graduate or three doctoral programs, NJCU provides an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty—all of which prepares them to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.

We’re also changing the game for our city, our communities, and our state. As the educational anchor institution in Jersey City, we’ve established partnerships to ensure the area’s growth directly benefits our students and community members. We seek to improve the lives of everyone in the Garden State, whether creating a home for the arts, bringing educational programs to K-12 students, offering bachelor’s degrees in partnership with community colleges, or providing professional development opportunities for adults.

At NJCU, we’re not just educating minds, we’re nourishing souls and lifting communities. We’re changing the game.

Ira Thor
, Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations | | 201-200-3301

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