CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Pi Day, the annual holiday of mathematicians everywhere, Ally Financial held a special "Girls Who Count" luncheon honoring 100 high school female "mathletes" from across the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) public, private, and charter schools. The March 14th event held at Charlotte's Mint Museum Uptown recognized high school girls who have shown a special enthusiasm and aptitude for mathematics.
"At Ally, we firmly believe it's our responsibility as corporate citizens to make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live," said Diane Morais, President, Consumer & Commercial Banking Products, Ally Bank. "The Girls Who Count celebration is Ally's way of encouraging these young women to continue pursuing their passion for math and developing their skills so they'll be ready to explore multiple career paths and take control of their financial futures."
In addition to being hosted by more than 25 of Ally's female leaders, the math students were treated to inspirational remarks from Katherine Goble Moore, the daughter of Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician made famous in the movie Hidden Figures, as well as other honored guests.
Ms. Moore shared a special message to the students from her mother: "If you are persistent and follow your dreams, the sky's the limit."
Other featured speakers at the event were Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, who spoke to the girls about pursuing their career ambitions and staying true to their own paths, as well as TODAY Show personal finance editor Jean Chatzky, who underscored the importance of healthy financial practices as key to their personal growth and development.
About Ally Financial Inc.
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company with assets of $178.9 billion as of December 31, 2018. As a client-centric company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions, Ally is relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial partner for its consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. Ally's award-winning online bank (Ally Bank, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender) offers mortgage-lending services and a variety of deposit and other banking products, including CDs, online savings, money market and checking accounts, and IRA products. Ally also promotes the Ally CashBack Credit Card. Additionally, Ally offers securities brokerage and investment advisory services through Ally Invest. Ally remains one of the largest full-service auto finance operations in the country with a complementary auto-focused insurance business, which together serve approximately 18,000 dealer customers and millions of auto consumers. Ally's robust corporate finance business offers capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies.
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