We are committed to building and sustaining a corporate culture that values diversity and different perspectives.

Our inclusive environment fosters innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that benefits our clients and employees. Stout’s team of professionals offers our clients a broad range of capabilities, experience, and expertise, enhancing our ability to provide high-quality advisory services. Some of our most notable diversity efforts have focused on initiatives to ensure that women have equal opportunity at our firm and across our industry.

Women’s Resource Group

The Women’s Resource Group (WRG) was launched in 2011 with the goal of uniting and empowering Stout's network of talented professional women. The group aims to leverage business and philanthropic opportunities and provide relevant professional-development programs to help women in the workplace achieve success and enhance the overall employee experience at the firm. WRG's various committees focus on a range of opportunities including promoting Stout to women outside the organization, internal programming, and recruitment. The group also manages the Stout women's conference, which focuses on networking and relationship building by bringing women professionals together. The conference includes a series of networking workshops, mentoring seminars, and panel presentations.

Women in Business Scholarship Opportunity 

Stout is proud to offer an annual Woman in Business Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to three qualified female students pursuing a career in business. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to women who embody Stout's core values and ambitions to help them succeed in their pursuit of a business-related career. Check back soon for information on next year's application and deadlines.

2018-2019 Women in Business Scholarship Winners

The Women’s Resource Group granted three Stout Women in Business Scholarships, which were awarded to qualified female students pursuing finance careers. Scholarship recipients were chosen based on their ability to demonstrate Stout’s core values through academic and extracurricular achievements. Congratulations to the 2018-2019 scholarship recipients:

Sewit Tesfamicael 

Sewit Tesfamicael

Sewit is a sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she is currently earning her B.A. in Business Economics. She is currently the President of the Black Business Student Association and is a Phelps Forward Scholar at UCLA. Sewit is also fluent in American Sign Language. Congratulations, Sewit!


Rebecca Boswell 

Rebecca Boswell

Rebecca is a sophomore at Loyola University Chicago, where she is currently earning her BBA in Accounting and minoring in Computer Science. She is a member of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, where she was the Vice President of Alumni Relations and was also a Business Professionals of America national qualifier in Financial Math & Analysis. Rebecca also holds the Illinois Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. Congratulations, Rebecca!


Meghan Murray 

Meghan Murray

Meghan is a sophomore at Elon University, where she is currently earning her B.S. in International Business and Finance. She is currently President of The Network (formerly “Elon Accounting and Finance Club”) and is a member of Alpha Kappa Pi Professional Fraternity, where she is the Vice President of Membership. Meghan is also proficient in German. Congratulations, Meghan!

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