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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 Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to 1–2 students who embrace Lori’s dedication to improving the position of women in the field of finance and investment management. Award recipients will also be recognized at the Annual Females in Finance Summit.

Application deadline: April 1, 2024

Learn more and apply.

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.

Launching Fall 2024! As a Holland Scholars you will have access to exclusive career education, experiential learning, mentorship, and networking opportunities. More details about the application process will be available during the 2023–2024 academic year. 

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 it’s 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