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‘It’s a 24/7 kind of thing’: A day in the life of the Greenwood Project team

  • The Greenwood Project is a nonprofit organization that aims to help Black and Latinx students pursue a career in finance.
  • From interviewing candidates, to raising funds, to recruiting new students, here’s a day in the life of three of the people behind the Greenwood Project.
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‘It’s a 24/7 kind of thing’: A day in the life of the Greenwood Project team

Slowly but still noticeably, the financial services industry is putting more of an effort into improving diversity in the sector.

The Greenwood Project is a nonprofit organization that introduces academically ambitious youth from underserved communities to careers in the financial industry. Since its inception in 2015, Black and Latinx high school and college aged youth have received training and exposure to careers within the financial industry. The college cohort has a 100% career placement record with 79% obtaining careers in trading, compliance, fintech roles, and more.

Slowly but still noticeably, the financial services industry is putting more of an effort into improving diversity in the sector.

The Greenwood Project is a nonprofit organization that introduces academically ambitious youth from underserved communities to careers in the financial industry. Since its inception in 2015, Black and Latinx high school and college aged youth have received training and exposure to careers within the financial industry. The college cohort has a 100% career placement record with 79% obtaining careers in trading, compliance, fintech roles, and more.

The founders of Greenwood are Elois and Bevon Joseph, both of whom come from careers in finance. Elois has two decades of experience as a trading and compliance professional. Bevon worked at Chicago Trading Company. He was a trading systems manager for five years. Before that, he worked in trading floor desktop support at ASI System Integration.. 

It was their experience as a “person of color in a not so colorful financial sector” that drew them to the idea of making a difference in the industry. 


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