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Banking on Women strives to be the premier financial services society at the University of Melbourne, dedicated to developing our members’ professional skills and helping them to become future leaders in their prospective careers. Our mission is to champion for gender equality in the financial and professional services industries through informing our members of the importance and benefits of gender diversity. We strive to Empower, Educate and Encourage our members and provide them with the industry-specific knowledge needed to differentiate oneself in today’s competitive landscape.

Our History

Since being founded in 2012 with the support of Credit Suisse as our Founding Sponsor, Banking on Women has grown to be a well-respected and supported contributor to the Faculty of Business and Economics. We have secured the support of the Faculty, The University of Melbourne Student Union, as well as several leading financial and professional services firms who facilitate the education of our members through insightful seminars and forums.


Our current sponsors include, our platinum sponsor, Barrenjoey, our industry partners: Australian Super, Bank of America, Crescent Capital Partners, Flagstaff, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Judo Bank, KordaMentha, KPMG, L.E.K., Scale Investors, UBS and Yarra Capital Management, and our marketing sponsors: BCG, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Department of Treasury & Finance, Grant Samuel, Morgan Stanley and Vanguard.

Meet Our Platinum Sponsor:

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Our first ever platinum sponsor, Barrenjoey, which launched in 2020, is a uniquely Australian diversified financial services firm with a vision to produce outstanding outcomes for their clients, with a platform that attracts, liberates and challenges the very best people.


One of Barrenjoey’s most important values is partnership – as a firm they are predominantly staff owned, focused on treating people with respect and seeking out unique differences and views. As a result, Barrenjoey paves the way for inclusion within their business, as well as in the industry. They are committed to building a diverse workplace, fostering a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas in an inclusive and respectful working environment.


Through this initiative, BoW and Barrenjoey will empower, educate, and inspire young women students and encourage greater diversity in the industry.

Our Mission

BoW champions for gender diverse representation in the financial and professional services industries.



To promote awareness of career pathways within the financial and professional services industries.​​



To inform our members of the importance and benefits of gender diversity



To encourage student leadership, initiatives and intellectual conversations through building their professional skills



To highlight a female presence in the business world through fostering a supportive and motivating learning environment

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