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Rock the Street Wall Street at Nasdaq

Established in 2012

After enjoying a thriving 25-year tenure on Wall Street, Maura Cunningham founded Rock The Street, Wall Street with a mission to empower young women and amplify diversity in an industry that propelled her forward as a first-generation college graduate. With unwavering determination, foresight, and collaboration with industry leaders, RTSWS is not only expanding the talent pipeline but also advancing alongside its high school students through the innovative platform of its Student & Alumnae Career Center. Here are a few key milestones on our journey.

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Research & Development

How we start to loose girls in math at age 9


RTSWS achieves 501(c)(3) status

Launches first chapter in Nashville


First corporate volunteers sign up to volunteer at local high schools in Nashville

RTSWS adds chapters in Chicago & Memphis


catalyst logo

Catalyst, a global nonprofit that builds workplaces for women, reconginzes RTSWS for advancing the next generation of women into finance and leadership roles

RTSWS adds a chapter in New York City


RTSWS gets invited to White House
First global financial institutions sign up to volunteer with RTSWS

The White House invites RTSWS founder to Conference On Inclusive STEM Education

NASDAQ invites RTSWS founder to ring the closing bell

RTSWS has now impacted over 450 girls since 2013

RTSWS adds chapter in Fort Worth


RTSWS has now impacted over 875 girls since 2013

RTSWS adds chapters in Charlotte and Los Angeles


RTSWS scales to 18 schools in 13 cities expanding from coast to coast, adding programs in Atlanta, GA; Minneapolis, MN; Omaha, NE; Raleigh, NC; ST Louis, MO & Sacramento, CA

RTSWS has now impacted over 1750 girls since 2013


Women’s Bond Club of New York City of New York City honors RTSWS founder with the Betty Cook Award, given to “an exceptional woman who has devoted much of her career to helping other women.”

J.P. Morgan M&A team led by Anu Aiyengar, partners with RTSWS to host historic all female M&A Case Study, with junior and senior female analysts working alongside high school girls

RTSWS scales to 28 schools in 15 cities adding Philadelphia, PA; Kansas City, KS; Redwood City, CA; New Orleans, LA and Sand Diego, CA

Washington Post includes RTSWS and Founder & CEO, Maura Cunningham, “Wall Street says it cares about diversity. But most big banks won’t share complete workforce data.”

Women's Bond Club Logo

RTSWS grew to 17 cities. Adding chapters in Ann Arbor, MI; Columbus, OH and Denver, CO

Featured on the Today Show

Transition to fully remote learning due to COVID-19 pandemic


Launches RTSWS Program Mobile App

RTSWS adds 11 new cities to now be in more than 50 schools in 25 cities.  With chapters in Dallas, TX; Gallatin, TN; Gulf Port, MS, Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Newport, RI; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA and Short Hills, NJ

Large footprint expansion in Silicon Valley and Chicago

Launched RTSWS Internship & Job Portal pilot


Served over 4,000 girls with over 1,000 reached in a single year

Presenter at SXSW EDU “Changing Girls’ Mindsets on Financial & Investment Literacy”

First full time chapter in London, England

RTSWS Now Rock London

RTSWS is chosen for the MacroMinds 2022 Charitable Investment Symposium

RTSWS 10 year anniversary



RTSWS launches chapter in Toronto, Canada 


Interest coming in from over 100 additional locations to bring RTSWS to their cities in the US and around the world