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The Pathway Programme

The Diversity Project Pathway programme is a world leading, award winning programme that focuses on developing the Female Investment Professionals of the future. The programme seeks to drive real change by unlocking female talent in order to address the absence of women in money-managing roles – did you know that only 12% of Portfolio Managers globally are women?

The 2025 Programme introduces specialisations, offering participants the opportunity to focus on a specific career within the investment industry: Portfolio Manager or Trader. We offer 80 places for Portfolio Manager and 10 for Trader. The two cohorts will attend two-thirds of the curriculum together and one-third in their separate specialisation, allowing for participants to network as a blended cohort often to build their networks whilst offering the dedicated learnings needed to be a successful Portfolio Manager or Trader.

This bespoke programme gives talented women who are selected by their companies the best opportunity to progress and succeed in their investment management career. It was created by the industry for the industry. In 2023 we had 60 participants from 33 companies, which has expanded to 80 participants from 43 companies in 2024.

If you are interested in joining the 2025 cohort, please contact us via [email protected]

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​This bespoke programme gives talented women who are selected by their companies the best opportunity to progress and succeed in becoming Portfolio Managers. In 2023 we had 60 participants from 33 companies, which has expanded to 80 participants from 43 companies in 2024.

If you are interested in joining the 2025 cohort, please contact us via [email protected].

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2024 At a Glance

Curriculum

This year’s curriculum aligns to eight themes, with two new for 2025.
Puzzle

Two thirds of the curriculum will be attended by the full cohort. The remaining one-third of the curriculum will be specific to either Portfolio Managers, or Traders.

Programme Experience

To find out if Pathway Programme is right for women in your company or if it is the right next-step for your career goals, schedule a 1-on-1 session with a member of the Pathway Programme team or for more information contact us: [email protected]

Quotes

"This programme has the potential to be revolutionary for the asset management industry. Not only will it unlock hidden talent from across the industry and provide today’s emerging female portfolio managers with the skills and confidence they need to succeed, it will also create a cohort of female portfolio managers who will navigate their careers together and provide an example for generations to follow. We’re delighted that over 30 firms are involved in Pathway first year and believe that this programme may finally solve the decades-old problem of too few female fund managers."

Baroness Helena Morrissey, Chair of the Diversity Project

"It has been eye-opening and has made me even more thirsty to pursue a role in portfolio management"

"If they can do it, I can do it."

"The programme encourages us to think about our careers from a three to five year point of view, be aware of opportunities and really be in the driving seat.” "

"I have been able to meet like-minded participants and inspiring portfolio managers who have generously shared their own experiences and personal journeys."

"I have been able to meet like-minded participants and inspiring portfolio managers who have generously shared their own experiences and personal journeys."

2024 DP Pathway Participating Companies