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Lori Holland Initiative for Women

​​​​​​​​​​​​The Lori Holland Initiative for Women supports DePaul's aims to advance the status of women in the world of finance and investment management. Housed within the university's Career Center, the initiative offers students and alumni offers several opportunities:​

The Lori Holland Initiative for Women provides scholarships for students each year. These scholarships recognize students who actively support women's advancement in financial services careers. Details and application information can be found on ScholarshipConnect.

The LHIW Resource Library provides tailored resources for students interested in careers in finance and investment management.

For additional career development, we encourage you to take advantage of the Career Center's general Career Library.

Holland Scholars is an exclusive program for students interested in gaining leadership skills, career development opportunities, and exposure to professionals in financial services careers. More details about the Holland Scholars program will be shared here as they become available.

The Lori Holland Initiative for Women is also honored to partner with DePaul University's Females in Finance, a student organization that aims to empower females pursuing careers in finance. Our partnership includes supporting the organization's annual summit and recognizing its leaders annually through the Lori Holland Scholarship for Emerging Leaders in Finance & Investment Management.


About Lori Ho​lland

Lori Holland, an alumna of DePaul University, was a constant champion of improving the prevalence and status of women in the fields of finance and investment management. After retiring as the managing director of investment firm Neuberger Berman, Holland joined DePaul's Board of Trustees in 2011, having served on the university's Finance Advisory Board since 2002. Her service to the university culminated in her assuming the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees, a role that she held with pride until her untimely death in 2020.

In honor of Lori's dedication to both DePaul and the success of women in the world of finance, her husband, Bob Holland, established the Lori Holland Initiative for Women in 2023. 

“DePaul students don't just talk about changing the world—they take action through community service, social advocacy and creative problem solving. I am proud to support them and to support DePaul."

— Lori Holland