Initiative Category: WiS

WiS & DEI Networking Reception – SFVegas 2022

Reconnect with colleagues and expand your network by joining us at the WiS & DEI Networking Reception. Enjoy ice breaking activities and enter to win a special raffle prize.

WiS Workshop – SFVegas 2022

Pathway to Leadership: Developing Your Style, Building Confidence, and Charting Your Journey, facilitated by The Chiral Project.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Making the Most of Your Conference Experience

Brush up on your networking skills and learn how to make the most out of your time at SFVegas 2022 by joining our virtual workshop on Networking and Fostering Connections, led by The Chiral Project.

IWD: Breaking the Bias in Structured Finance

International Women’s Day, on 8 March, is an opportunity both to celebrate women across the globe from all walks of life and to strive further for their equality. This year, the IWD campaign is #BreakTheBias and we at SCI have compiled a series of interviews and insights with the aim of helping to do just that within the securitisation industry. Efforts to embrace diversity may sadly still only be window- dressing in the case of the structured credit market. As Reed Smith EME managing partner and structured finance head Tamara Box argues in the first article in our IWD series, the problem is not a lack of qualification; it is a lack of recognition.

Women Are Driving the Labor Shortage, and Experts Have Identified a Crucial Solution

As of last month, there are still more than one million fewer women in the labor force than in February 2020. The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report indicates that men are back to normal and have recouped their pandemic-related job loss rate. Women, on the other hand, have been left behind, due in part to the struggle to find and retain childcare during the ongoing pandemic.

Women Hold 2/3 of Student Debt in the Country, Burden Most Felt by Women of Color

Women hold two-thirds of the $1.7 trillion outstanding student loan debt in the country, according to a report from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The report says that discrepancy is due in part to women taking out more to begin with and facing a pay gap after graduation. Ultimately, the disparity in student loans impacts women of color the most, especially Black women.

Why Paying Black Women More Benefits Everyone

Americans face a lot of tough economic challenges today. The student debt crisis. Unaffordable housing. Wage gaps. These issues (and more) make it harder for folks to live their best lives. And Black women bear the heaviest burdens, which is why lightening their loads can help lift the whole economy.

The Pandemic’s Crushing Toll on Working Moms

That wordplay is probably the only part of a new report on how the pandemic has affected working moms that can put a smirk on your face. Entering year three of COVID, the millions of U.S. women who’ve had to balance work and home duties have never not faced a very real struggle. But this new survey affixes some alarming statistics to the question of exactly what that toll has been.

JA Worldwide Nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize; Junior Achievement USA Celebrates this Prestigious Honor

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Junior Achievement USA announced that JA Worldwide, which represents all Junior Achievement organizations globally, has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. A member of the global JA network, Junior Achievement USA has been serving young people in the United States since 1919, equipping them with the skillset and mindset to create sustainable businesses, find meaningful employment, and build thriving communities.

How Women Make The Economy Better

In the past, I never thought of myself as a “feminist,” but do you know what feminism is? It is advocacy. Feminism (noun): the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. Synonyms: the women’s movement, the feminist movement, women’s liberation, female emancipation, women’s rights, post-feminism, womanism, women’s lib.