Identical twin sisters and Carroll School seniors Allison and Amy Ferreira have done one more thing in unison, both making Poets & Quants’ list of “Best and Brightest Business Majors in 2020.” Poets & Quants, a publication devoted to covering business school goings-on, compiles the list of 100 stand-out seniors from the top 50 undergraduate business programs in the country.
That’s not all the sisters have accomplished in parallel. Amy and Allison, who hail from Marshfield on Boston’s South Shore, will both graduate from the Carroll School this spring with concentrations in finance and information systems. And they’ll do so with job offers locked in: Amy is planning to join Citigroup as a global markets analyst while Allison has accepted a position at UBS as an investment banking analyst.
The sisters point to their father for their shared interest in financial markets as well as their relentless work ethic. “Each morning before school,” Allison told P&Q, “my dad and I would watch the stock tickers on TV together.” Amy said she’s continually inspired by her father’s “persistence, work ethic, and humility.”
Both Ferreiras have stepped up as leaders among their female peers at the Carroll School, too. Allison is President of the Women Innovators Network (WIN), a group founded in 2015 to promote female students’ engagement in tech. Amy helped found and co-leads the Boston College chapter of Girls Who Code.
Looking ahead, both sisters aspire to build on the liberal arts foundation and business ethics acquired in their four years at the Carroll School. Allison envisions herself addressing the underrepresentation of women in technology by investing in gender-diverse or female-founded companies as a venture capitalist, before eventually becoming a finance professor. Amy, who appreciated the Carroll School’s “emphasis on business for social good and responsible leadership,” hopes to manage portfolios focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives.