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The Buy-side Trading Community launch a free of charge #buysidewomen Mentor / Mentee programme as part of a social global initiative on IWD2023.



London 8th March 2023: The Buy-side Trading Community, a global unsponsored social initiative operated by Anita Karppi, today announced the launch of a #Buysidewomen Mentor / Mentee network. This is a free of charge programme for buy-side traders to join globally is part of an International Women’s Day 2023 campaign to tackle gender diversity in a push for more female traders on the trading desk of asset managers and hedge funds. The inaugural #buysidewomen campaign in 2019 led to the #buysidewomen campaign data from 129 traders globally to be used by the Investment Association and AFME in their joint proposal for a review of market hours in Europe which led to consultations by the London Stock Exchange Group and Euronext on market structure and trading hours.

The core mission of this #buysidewomen Mentor/Mentee network is to attract, retain and advance female traders and will provide a network for junior traders to meet senior traders and share best practise amongst the community.

Anita Karppi, Founder of the Buy-side Trading Community “Since founding the Buy-side Trading Community network in 2009, the needs of traders have been a core focus and objective. There has been calls to help with gender diversity on the trading desk and I am delighted to be able to launch this free-of-charge programme with the aspirations that it helps to make a difference, and well as inspire junior female traders and champion senior female trader role models. I would like to encourage both senior male and female heads of trading to become Mentors and junior female traders to sign up to the programme online #buysidewomen | BTC (


Contact: Anita Karppi  +44 203 411 3996




The objectives of this programme is to help attract/retain and advance female buy-side traders.

We kick started this campaign in 2019 HOME | Buysidewomen

If you fill in the form with your details and what you want to get out of the programme, the BTC will endeavour to match you up with a suitable mentor/mentee then introduce you both.

Join the  #buysidewomen free Mentor/Mentee trading programme
Would you like to be a mentor?
Would you like to be a mentee?
Which type of Buyside Firm do you work for?
What are you objectives as a mentor?
What is you best availability?
What are you objectives as a mentee?
What is you best availability?
Would you like to host a mentor/mentee meet up at your office?

Thanks for submitting!

All of the information surrounding our #buysidewomen campaign can be found here: 

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