Marriott School of Management
First Faculty Advisor
First Faculty Reader
Finance, women, gender gap, women in business, women in finance
This thesis explores the root cause of the systemic underrepresentation of women in the finance industry by investigating why so few women choose to study finance in college. It looks in depth at why there is a low percentage of women that graduate in finance from Brigham Young University each year by analyzing the survey responses of women in business majors across the Marriott School. The thesis discusses three areas of solutions for greater mentorship, transparency, and exposure that can be implemented through five actionable steps to help shift the dynamic of representation. While I do not aim to make generalizations about my findings at BYU to colleges nationwide in my thesis, I do believe that my research will be generally indicative of problems that are applicable nationwide.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Pearson, Elizabeth Anne, "The Investment Gap: An Exploration of Why So Few Women Study Finance at Brigham Young University" (2022). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 226.