About Gateway to Leadership

The smart money is on workplace diversity.

Gateway to Leadership (GTL) provides access to the financial services industry to aspiring individuals upon college graduation who may not otherwise have a natural path into the industry, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, women and students from less recognized universities. For members, Gateway to Leadership offers an opportunity to increase their workplace diversity while providing access to an extraordinary talent pool of highly motivated young professionals.

Every year, fellowships are awarded through a national search of outstanding candidates. Leading firms – members of the Money Management Institute (MMI) – accept Gateway to Leadership students to work in their firms. GTL provides recruitment, leadership development, and other benefits. The firms provide the work experience.

Currently, MMI partners with minority student organizations – the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) – to source qualified candidates from African American and Hispanic backgrounds.

GTL, a 501c3 organization, was founded in 2007. Since the program’s inception, it has hosted more than 170 interns at 38 host firms. For the past 9 years, the program has accepted students mainly from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, however, as the program continues to expand, MMI plans to also recruit more students from Hispanic Serving Institutions, and smaller, less recognized urban universities.

GTL Fellows

There are multiple ways for your firm to participate and support this important initiative. Your firm can:

  • Sponsor and host a summer intern
  • Mentor an intern
  • Support or sponsor one of the career development activities or services offered to interns and program graduates
  • Make a financial donation to benefit the Gateway to Leadership program


For More Information

Download the program's information brochure and host firm commitment letter.

Read about the 2016 program year.

Watch FundFire's interview with Craig Pfeiffer, President & CEO, MMI: Money Management Industry Contends with Lack of Diversity.

GTL Foundation announced newly formed Board of Trustees to lead the program's expansion.


Sarah Reinhart
MMI Vice President, Member Services