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Allow women to be ambitious about a successful career in Finance by networking with inspiring businesswomen.


Opens in November 2021

        The Annual Woman in Finance Conference by ESSEC Transaction is a one-of-a-kind event dedicated to ambitious young women. At crossroads between finance, networking and gender issues, it helps female students grow their network, break down taboos, and meet inspirational profiles from elite banks and firms.

A pionneering event

ESSEC Transaction was the first French finance society to create a division that is dedicated to driving gender equality in the Financial Services and Banking sector. Indeed several topics remain taboos as women in finance are still underrepresented.

As a result, the Annual Women in Finance Conference was created in 2018 to empower female students, help them grow their network, and encourage them to take up the challenge. 


We want to provide female students with an opportunity to take a glimpse into the world of Finance for a few hours and provide professionals an opportunity to give back to their universities and promote women in finance. 



A unique one-day experience


The Annual Women in Finance Conference – or WiF as we call it - takes place in our La Défense campus in Paris. Language is English as many foreign students apply.

  • Students from top business and engineering schools apply online about one month before the event takes place. Mostly women are accepted. 

  • On D Day, participants are welcomed at 8:30 am with a welcome pack and a breakfast buffet.

  • The morning is then composed of a series of four different conferences during which MDs and Partners from major firms and banks discuss current finance issues and answer questions.

  • After a lunch break, the afternoon is dedicated to case-studies and round tables held by female analysts. It is a great occasion to meet professionals directly and talk about issues such as maternity leave and family life as well as salary and career opportunities.

  • The day ends with a networking cocktail.

The team is looking forward to meeting you again during the upcoming editions!

Watch the best moments of the last WiF:


Previous partners:


Many key financial institutions have shown their interest in the Annuel Women in Finnce held by ESSEC Transaction through their participation. All the ones listed below have participated in the last edition and have shown keen interest in being part of the next one! 

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