Join the Accelerate network and gain unparalleled access to industry leaders, tailored development experiences and advocacy of your potential.

Is this you?
  • You are a female with around 2 - 5 years' work experience.
  • You're probably working in investment banking, corporate finance, management consulting, law or accounting. But you might also be working in tech, data science or another technical research area.
  • You are comfortable with numbers and have a curious mind.
  • You earned strong marks at university.
  • You LOVE learning and being challenged.

The experience

Accelerate invites smart, numerate women in the early stage of their career to explore this exciting career path by joining our network and participating in our tailored events and learning experiences, comprising industry insights; impact and influence skills development; advocacy, network and access.

Next event

How lawyers can make their mark in infrastructure investing

Hospitals, renewable energy, roads, airports, wharfs – the world’s economic prosperity depends on the development of large infrastructure projects. Come and meet some of the investors who are applying their legal background to critical infrastructure initiatives.

Date: Thursday 23 June 2022
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Location: Zoom
Naomi Acton, Investment Manager, Infrastructure, Australian Retirement Trust (ART)

Laurence Marshbaum, Portfolio Manager, Alternative Strategies, Australian Retirement Trust (ART)
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Dates, times and session details can be found below. Once you have selected your preferences, we will send you a confirmation email letting you know if you've been accepted to the program and locking the sessions in your calendar!

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Date, location and time
Capital is powerful. How it’s used and where it is invested can quite literally change the world. Scale Investors is Australia’s first and only network of angel investors committed to investing in and empowering exceptional women entrepreneurs.

We are beyond thrilled to have them join us for a special Accelerate roundtable where they will provide a 101 on angel investing, VC and why institutional superfunds are redirecting funding into private markets. .
Date: Wednesday 24 August 2022
Time: 12-1pm
Location: Zoom
Patience, humility, reading people, empathy…these are some of the essential skills investors and analysts bring to bear when investing on behalf of Australia’s $4 trillion managed funds industry. They’re also traits women typically possess more than men.

Join us for a passionate dialogue about why this profession provides incredible opportunities for women to shine.
Date: Wednesday 14 September 2022
Time: 12-1pm
Location: Zoom
Rachael Harwood, Associate Analyst, Macquarie

Katherine Xu, Quantitative Analyst, CbusSuper

Tara Maine, Investment Associate –Unlisted Assets, HESTA

Leadership lessons

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Date, time and location
Do you know where your career is headed? Are you inspired by where it might take you? Most of us get caught up in the day to day of our working lives, we forget to stop, take stock and get strategic about the impact we want to have in the world.

In this session, you’ll be given a range of tools to help you craft a career and life you love.
Date: Friday 22 July
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Zoom
Yolanda Beattie, Founder, Future IM/Pact
Presenting your ideas with conviction to senior leaders while being open to feedback and challenge is critical for you to demonstrate your leadership potential. When you’re in the early years of your career it’s daunting!

In this session we provide practical tips for communicating with confidence and apply those tips to a current communication challenge you’re facing.
Date: Friday 14 October 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Zoom
Yolanda Beattie, Founder, Future IM/Pact
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Your Accelerate network

Here are some of the industry leaders you will be meeting through the Accelerate network.
“Working within an investment team allows you to make a real positive impact on individuals or organisations balance sheets. The work is broad, challenging and exciting.”
Tessa Calligeros
Associate Strategist
“Investing offers one an exciting, dynamic and fulfilling potential lifelong career path. I feel very fortunate to work at a purpose and values driven organisation which puts its members first and foremost, working in a collaborative environment with like-minded folk”
Lyn Foo
Head of Global Quality Equities
“The investment industry presents many opportunities for innovations. Talents with insatiable intellectual curiosity from diverse backgrounds are invaluable to the industry. I look forward to being part of an initiative that makes tangible impacts on attracting female thought leaders into the pool of talents”
Katherine Xu
Quantitative Analyst
"I really enjoy my role as an investment operational analyst. I’m constantly automating and improving existing processes and always working on new initiatives and projects. There's something new to learn each day!"
Lori Han
Investment Operations Analyst - Solutions
"Future IM/Pact aims to equip the next generation of female talent entering our industry with the know-how to succeed, with the work in our industry being fast-paced, exciting, intellectually rigorous and involving teamwork."
Marnie Lysaght
“Working within an investment team allows you to make a real positive impact on individuals or organisations balance sheets. The work is broad, challenging and exciting.”
Tessa Calligeros
Associate Strategist
"I highly recommend any young professional consider a career in funds management, which offers a wide range of opportunities across areas like research, trading, investment and communications, all of which are vital components to delivering outcomes to build real wealth for our clients."
Allison Hill
State Chief Investment Officer
"I love my job. I get a buzz when analysing companies, picking stocks and running equity portfolios at Perpetual. I am entrusted with investing people’s life savings in companies listed on the stock market. This is a job which has a lot of responsibility, but it can also be extremely rewarding when you do a good job for your clients."
Anthony Aboud
Portfolio Manager
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