Initiative Category: WiS

Structured Finance Association Welcomes New Women in Securitization Cabinet

SFA is excited to announce our 2020 Women in Securitization (“WiS”) Cabinet and WiS Sub-Committee Co-Chairs.

Working Women’s Double Dose of Discrimination: Gender and Ageism

As a woman in her late 60s, I'm not sure I want to go back to my twenties or even my teens. Battles with sexism and ageism in the workplace aside, I rather enjoy the peace and happiness that comes with age.

Latinas Earn $0.55 for Every Dollar Paid To White Men, a Pay Gap That Has Barely Moved in 30 Years

This year, Latina Equal Pay Day falls on Oct. 29, marking how far into the new year Latinas have to work to earn the same pay white, non-Hispanic men earned the previous year. When translated into a dollar amount, Latinas today earn, on average, just $0.55 for every dollar earned by White men, leaving them with a pay gap that surpasses that of women in all other racial groups.

New Data Shows Women Are Being Pushed Out of the Workforce by a ‘Termination Gap’

In the last month, figures released by two private studies and by the U.S. Labor Department paint a troubling picture: women are leaving the workforce in record numbers since the pandemic started.

Stuck-at-Home Moms: The Pandemic’s Devastating Toll on Women

The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on households, and women are bearing the brunt of it. Not only have they lost the most jobs from the beginning of the pandemic, but they are exhausted from the demands of child care and housework — and many are now seeing no path ahead but to quit working.

‘My Family Needs Me’: Latinas Drop Out of Workforce at Alarming Rates

A new article by NPR reports that Latinas are dropping out of the workforce at alarming rates.

Why Female Leaders Are Ahead of the Curve When It Comes to Running Remote Teams

Among traditional brick-and-mortar companies, the percentage of female CEOs is low, despite corporate and societal efforts to progress towards gender parity, harassment-free workplaces, and pay and promotion equality.

Jane Fraser, the Incoming CEO of Citigroup, on How To Smash the Glass Ceiling

Jane Fraser’s promotion as the incoming CEO of Citigroup will make her the first woman to head a major Wall Street bank. Fraser’s rise is the result of a multiyear effort at Citi, the $74 billion financial-services giant, to increase diversity throughout the organization. Citi’s three-pronged approach focuses on recruitment, development and retention, and pays particular attention to promotion paths.

WiS Year-End Event 2020: The Future of Now: The Path from Uncertainty to Resilience

We have been facing ambiguity in every aspect of our lives – work, home, health, finances – for most of 2020. The continued – and continuing – nature of it is exhausting. How would a break from all of that uncertainty sound? A space to simply be here. Now.

Wednesdays With WiS: It’s Fall Y’all – Cookie Decorating Essentials

Homemade, decorated sugar cookies are a quintessential part of the holidays. In this class, we’ll join self-taught cookie decorator and owner of Oakwood Cookie Co, Taylor Whitworth, for an informative cookie decorating workshop.