Smart Woman Securities

Smart Woman Securities is a not-for-profit organization focused on educating collegiate women in finance and investing. The club provides a supportive and welcoming environment for education at an introductory level. Successful chapters exist at Harvard, Yale and UVA among other top universities. A Smart Woman Securities chapter at William & Mary financially empowers a new generation of women.

The club was approved to become an official chapter and began programming in Fall 2015. Such programs include a 10-Week Seminar Series, organized research teams and an investment fund that give the women of William & Mary practical and hands-on experience with investing. Click here to visit their website for more information.

Professor Katherine Guthrie serves as the faculty advisor.

From left to right: Casey Scanlon, Solongo Bayarmaa, Judy Shi, Caroline Abruzzo, Alicia Draper, Jenna Spille, Meghana Boojala, Claire Moosberg

2019 Club Officers


Chief Executive Officer

Student Involvement: Vice President of Funding for Sports Business Club, Women in Business, Finance Academy, Gamma Phi Beta sorority

Work Experience: Corporate Development & Transaction Services Summer Analyst for Accenture, Financial Institutions Intern for Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Forté Foundation Campus Representative

Email Caroline: cmabruzzo@email.wm.edu


Executive Assistant to the CEO

Student Involvement: Student Leadership Foundation, Students for University Advancement, Ace-ing Autism, Alpha Kappa Psi

Work Experience: Business Analyst for General Dynamics Information Technology, Auditing Intern for CliftonLarsonAllen, Intern for The Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance, Bank Teller at Farmers and Merchants Bank

Email Sarah: smbrown@email.wm.edu


Chief Financial Officer

Student Involvement: Financial Modeling Club, Investment Club, Campus Kitchens, W&M Blogs

Work Experience: Oppenheimer & Co. Inc, Long Point Capital, Reeder Media Center, Steer Clear

Email Alicia: agdraper@email.wm.edu


Assistant to the CFO

Student Involvement: Campus Tour Guide, Tri-Delta Sorority, Peer Advisor

Work experience: Paralegal for Andrew Carboy LLC, Tribe Athletics Tutor, Spanish TA


Chief Development Officer

Student Involvement: Women in Business, Pi Beta Phi sorority, Student Conduct Council

Work Experience: Summer Audit and Tax Intern at Keiter CPAs, Recreation Aide at Hanover County Parks and Recreation


Assistant to the CDO​

Student Involvement: Senator for the Class of 2022 in the Student Assembly, W&M Debate Society, Delta Delta Delta

Work Involvement: Intern for United Way of the National Capitol Area, Debate Instructor at Inspire Public Speaking


Chief Investment Officer

Student Involvement: Resident Assistant, Women in Business

Work Experience: Global Information Services Intern for Nasdaq, Lifeguard


Assistant to the CIO

Student Involvement: Women in Business, Finance Academy, CKI, Psi Chi Honor Society

Work Experience: Investor Relations Intern for ChinaPnR, Marketing Intern for Swire Resources

Email Judy: xshi02@email.wm.edu


Chief Marketing Officer

Student Involvement: Branch Out, Gamma Phi Beta, Running Club, Women in Business

Work Experience: Sales Associate at Nordstrom (June 2017-present), Hostess at Cheesecake Factory (April 2017-August 2017)


Assistant to the CMO

Student Involvement: Women in Business, Student Marketing Association, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Tribe Ambassador

Work Experience: Sales Associate at Athleta