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FINCAD’s Women in Finance Scholarship 2018
By Bob Park | August 22, 2018


I’m very excited to announce that we have selected a winner for our 2018 Women in Finance scholarship!  Monica Carrasco of Bolivia will use the $10,000 award toward pursuing a master’s degree in Wealth Management at the Université de Genève. 

I have to say that deciding this year’s winner was not an easy task. The fact is we received many impressive applications from very qualified women–260 to be exact from 66 different countries. However, Monica’s remarkable range of experience, rich multicultural educational background and deep understanding of risk management and the capital markets secured her the spot as the 2018 winner. 

Monica has recently served as a professor of Finance at Universidad Privada Boliviana (one of her alma maters), and has several years’ experience in banking and asset management firms. She will be pursuing her third master’s degree in a Finance-related subject.

"Being a Finance professor, I emphasize to my students the power of education in helping them achieve their goals,” said Monica. “My home country of Bolivia is not a wealthy nation with an abundance of opportunity. I realized early on that dedicating myself to learning and receiving a quality education were factors that would enable me to pursue my dreams and really be anything I wanted to be—despite my humble beginnings.”

On a personal level, Monica enjoys travel, learning languages and immersing herself in new cultures. She speaks three languages, having obtained one of her master’s degrees in an entirely French-speaking institution, the Université de Franche- Comté. Monica plans to continue the process of learning German to prepare for her life and studies in Switzerland. 

To learn more about our 2018 Women in Finance Scholarship winner, Monica Carrasco, read our press release.

If you or someone you know are interested in this scholarship opportunity, be sure to check back with our FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship web page in 2019 for more details on applying for next year.  

Photo at right: While Monica enjoys traveling the world, she also finds magnificent places to explore close to home. Here she is pictured at Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve of Sur Lípez Province, Bolivia.

About the author
Bob Park
Bob Park
President, CEO & Director | FINCAD

Bob co-founded FINCAD in 1990 and is responsible for the overall management of the company. Prior to co-founding FINCAD he worked in the Canadian investment industry in the private client areas of two national firms, Richardson Greenshields and CIBC Wood Gundy, latterly as a vice president.

Bob is also a member of the governing council of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, Canada's leading hi-tech industry alliance.