Women in Valuation
The Valuation Master Class Women in Valuation (WIV) global scholarship initiative aims to help women become experts in valuation. With these skills, they can enter the workforce at higher levels of responsibility and compensation. Also, the initiative can help financial institutions more quickly reach their gender diversity goals.
Winners of the scholarship get free access to the full online Valuation Master Class, a US$1,000 value. In addition, they get access to the Women in Valuation Facebook community. In the community, they will meet other women in finance who can act as guides, inspiration, or mentors. The group is a place to share and learn from each other. Please click this link if you have questions about the scholarship https://valuationmasterclass.com/faq-scholarship/
PRESS RELEASE August 25, 2020: Financial Firm Awards Women in Valuation scholarships worth US$939,000
A. Stotz Investment Research awarded 939 Women in Valuation scholarships to recipients from 25 countries. In this third round, A. Stotz Investment Research partnered with CFA Society Nigeria to bring this global initiative to support women of Nigeria to become experts in company valuation and enter the financial industry at higher levels of responsibility and compensation. Recipients receive full access to the 150-hour Valuation Master Class, the “Bootcamp for Valuation.”
On Friday, August 22, 2020, A. Stotz Investment Research concluded the application process for its third round of the Women in Valuation scholarship. At the full course price, the 939 scholarships awarded were valued at US$939,000.
The youngest recipient was 17 years old, the oldest was 50, with the average being 27. Sixty-six percent of scholars had a bachelor’s degree, 16% a master’s degrees, and 13% a high school degree. Thirteen recipients had an associate degree, one had a vocational degree, while three held doctorate degrees. For those who held at least a bachelor’s degree, 33% studied accounting, 21% economics, 10% finance, 7% business administration, 5% science, 4% banking and finance, 4% law, and 3% engineering. The remainder studied management, education, computer science, marketing, mathematics, actuarial science, English, public administration, statistics, and international business.
Scholars came from 25 countries with 775 from Nigeria, 50 Bangladesh, 36 Philippines, 22 Ghana, 10 India, 7 South Africa, 7 UK, 6 Kenya, 4 Canada, 3 Thailand, 3 USA, 2 Indonesia, and 2 Singapore. One recipient each came from Australia, Botswana, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and UAE.
“The cooperation with CFA Society Nigeria has allowed us to bring the scholarship to more than seven hundred women in Nigeria,” said Andrew Stotz, CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research. “The energy of this intake has been amazing, and it has been great to watch recipients from the same country connect and start supporting each other as they progress through the Valuation Master Class course content.”
About CFA Society Nigeria
CFA Society Nigeria is a local member society of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the standards for professional excellence and credentials. The CFA Institute is a champion for high ethical standards in the financial markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. For more information, visit CFA Society Nigeria.
About the Valuation Master Class
A. Stotz Investment Research, a Hong Kong-based firm that advises financial institutions, created the online Valuation Master Class in 2017. Students refer to the course as the “Bootcamp for Valuation” because of the nearly 200 hours it takes to complete. It is considered the complete, proven, step-by-step course to guide anyone from novice to valuation expert and has had more than 2,000 people enroll. The course is taught by former number-one-voted financial analyst Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA. For more information, visit ValuationMasterClass.com.
PRESS RELEASE August 04, 2020: Financial Firm Awards Gender-Diversity Scholarships to 249 Women
A. Stotz Investment Research awards Women in Valuation scholarships to 249 women from 24 countries. The global initiative aims to help women become experts in company valuation and enter the financial industry at higher levels of responsibility and compensation.
On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, A. Stotz Investment Research concluded the first application round of the Women in Valuation scholarship. At the latest price for the course, the scholarships awarded are valued at US$249,000.
Students came from 24 countries but, at 123, nearly came from Nigeria, another 28 came from China, 21 from the Philippines, and 13 each from India and Kenya. Recipients also came from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Cameroon, France, Germany, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Somalia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. The youngest recipient was 18 years old recipient with the oldest being 50.
“We are excited to bring the new and expanded Valuation Master Class to the Women in Valuation Scholarship recipient,” said Andrew Stotz, CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research. “We have now awarded 739 scholarships and look forward to the success of this latest group.”
PRESS RELEASE February 2020: Financial Firm Awards Gender-Diversity Scholarships to 530 Women
A. Stotz Investment Research awards Women in Valuation scholarships to 530 women from 22 countries. The global initiative aims to help women become experts in company valuation and enter the financial industry at higher levels of responsibility and compensation.
On Thursday, February 20, 2020, A. Stotz Investment Research concluded the first application round of the Women in Valuation scholarship. The global initiative saw 2,700 entering the application process, and 530 applicants receiving a full scholarship to the online Valuation Master Class Module 1. The firm awarded scholarships at a value of US$106,000.
“The response to this initiative exceeded our expectations,” said Andrew Stotz, CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research. “So much so that we decided to expand the scholarship from our original plan of 100 to more than 500.”
Women are still a minority in many areas of the financial industry globally. The goal for the Women in Valuation initiative is to help women master valuation and enter the workforce at higher levels of responsibility and pay.
“Financial firms say they want gender diversity,” said Stotz, “and these scholarships are a concrete step towards helping them live up to that goal.”
Five countries accounted for 85% of all scholarship awards: The Philippines (157 awardees), Bangladesh (116), Kenya (115), Nigeria (41), and India (23). Countries that were represented by one awardee were Ghana, Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Mauritania, Somalia, Sweden, Uganda, and the UAE.
The youngest awardee was 19, with the oldest being 50. About 85% were younger than 29 years old. Awardees came from diverse educational backgrounds. About ten percent had a master’s degree, more than half had a bachelor’s degree, the remainder had a high school, vocational, or associate degree.
“In the Valuation Master Class, scholarship winners will learn practical valuation skills that increase their competitive position in the job market,” said Stotz.
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