BNY Mellon Boosts STEM and Business Skill-Building Programs for Girl Scouts

BNY Mellon staff help girls develop money management skills at CookieFest

BNY Mellon supports Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ efforts to help girls master real-world business and technology skills. The institution served as lead sponsor and provided dedicated volunteer support at major GSEMA events throughout the year, including fun, hands-on workshops fostering STEM and business-skill building and career inspiration from female professionals.

BNY Mellon’s collaboration helps GSEMA deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more than 30,000 girl members in grades K-12 in 178 communities throughout eastern Massachusetts. Now that’s math worth celebrating!

At GSEMA’s CookieFest in December (the launch of the Girl Scout Cookie Season), BNY Mellon volunteers taught our cookie bosses money management skills to use in their cookie sales. In March, they led two workshops for girls at the STEM Conference and Expo, exploring Agile software development and navigating the stock market. Girl Scouts who attended GSEMA’s G.I.R.L. Leadership Academy in April enjoyed a VIP visit to the BNY Mellon office in Boston, where they learned directly from female executives and toured the trading floor. Plus, girls played Top Trader® with BNY Mellon volunteers. During the simulation, they were provided a hypothetical $100,000 to invest in companies and stock, determining whether or not their investments reaped rewards. At the end of each “day of trading” they were also instructed how to calculate losses and gains.

“Our collaboration with Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts demonstrates BNY Mellon’s commitment to supporting the next generation’s passion for learning and exposing them to the exciting world of finance and technology,” said Daisey Holmes, Global Head of Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility at BNY Mellon. “We’re proud of this collaboration, and salute our colleagues in New England for volunteering to share their skills and expertise with Girl Scouts.”

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