Join WiS for an interactive panel of senior leaders in the industry sharing their experience and perspectives on the current and future state of the workplace.
WiS sponsorship provides several options for both corporate institutions and individuals to determine how they can best support this important initiative.
In this webinar by Crystal Washington, Technology Marketing Strategist & Futurist, you will explain how to leverage technology to strengthen connections with your clients and colleagues without losing your personal touch.
Women in Securitization was created to support the retention and advancement of women in the structured finance industry. This initiative is led by a Steering Committee of accomplished industry women who work with our staff to develop programming that champions education and professional development. Since inception, over 4,000 men and women have joined us for networking events, roundtable discussions and industry panels. Get involved today!
WiS Membership is complimentary and open to all involved in structured finance, regardless of level, role, gender, or SFA membership status. Join the conversation and sign up for WiS membership today to enjoy:
- Early access to event programming
- Opportunity to join our WiS LinkedIn Group
- Eligibility to serve on the WiS Cabinet or one of the WiS Steering Committee
Email [email protected] to learn more.
Women Are Leading the Charge for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing in the U.S. Amid Growing Demand for Responsible Investing Solutions
MINNEAPOLIS, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - The winds of investing in the U.S. are shifting and women are a driving force behind the change. A recent client survey conducted by RBC Wealth Management – U.S. shows that responsible investing, namely Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), is gaining traction. Women are leading the charge for ESG investing and are more likely to have a positive outlook toward this growing investment trend.
London (CNN Business)A new report from the World Economic Forum estimates that attaining global gender parity will take nearly 136 years, up from its previous estimate of almost 100 years. WEF measures parity in four ways: economic participation and opportunity, education, health and political empowerment. Data examined by the organization showed that the gap in political empowerment has widened significantly since its 2020 report, while economic participation has improved only slightly.
Despite some progress, it will take women in North America approximately 61.5 years to have economic parity with men according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report for 2021. Why it matters: Women in the U.S. have made strides in political representation, but they still lag behind men in job market participation and income, according to the report.
March 24 marks Equal Pay Day for women, the day that women have to work into 2021 to make what white, non-Hispanic men earned in 2020 alone. On average, women working full time, year-round are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, according to the National Women's Law Center, a policy-focused organization that fights for gender justice.
March is National Women's History Month, but since women are pretty historic year-round, it begs the question: Why March? Is this month significant to women's history, or is it just an arbitrary month on the calendar? The answer involves a little bit of history and a little bit of coincidence.
Just before the 2020 recession, Black female professionals were advancing in the workplace. But according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in January 2021, Black female professionals' unemployment rate continued to increase, reaching 9.0% from 7.7% in December 2020. Compare this percentage to white female professionals' unemployment rate, which held steady from December 2020 at 5.3%.
In the highest ranks of corporate America, there are seven times as many male executive officers as female executive officers; and, at the CEO level, men outnumber women by almost 17 to one, according to a new report from Morningstar authored by Jackie Cook.
Black and Latina women continue to disproportionately struggle with the effects of the pandemic on the job market, according to a Feb. 10 study by WerkLabs, the data and insights division of The Mom Project. One-third of Black mothers and one-fourth of Latina mothers said they were unable to work remotely during the pandemic, compared to only one-tenth of both White and Asian mothers.
Even women who make it to the top ranks of U.S. corporations face a persistent pay gap compared with men in leadership roles, a new study of corporate filings found.
The Benefits of SFA’s WiS Initiative
Structured Finance COO Covell Adams talks about the importance of the WiS initiative to our industry, and the key role senior leaders can play in the engagement of women in the industry.
The WiS Cabinet is responsible for setting the strategic goals of the WiS initiative and overseeing the WiS Sub-Committees, which are focused on key cornerstones of the initiative.
Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs
Theresa Dooley, Bank of America
Angela Best, MetLife
Reed Auerbach, Morgan Lewis
Content & Digital Presence Committee Co-Chairs
Stephanie Mah, DBRS Morningstar
Leo Efstathiou, Finsight
Tricia San Cristobal, T-REX
Membership & Sponsorship Engagement Committee Co-Chairs
Amy Sze, J.P. Morgan
Cara Newman, Redwood Trust
Barrett Burns, VantageScore
Networking & Engagement Committee Co-Chairs
Tara Castillo, Alston & Bird LLP
Doug Murray, Fitch Ratings
Chris Pink, Wells Fargo
Next Generation Committee Co-Chairs
Emily Farrell , CITI
Sheli Fitzgerald, GM Financial
Angela Ullum, Mayer Brown LLP
WiS Spotlight On...
Vice President, Federal Policy & External Affairs, Rock Central | Quicken Loans
In SFA’s inaugural WiS spotlight, we feature Chrissi Johnson of Rock Central | Quicken Loans. Chrissi shares her views on how women can leverage their unique strengths to achieve their career aspirations, and the importance of celebrating women’s achievements within the industry.
The support of our sponsors allows us to continue to bring the best programming and resources to our WiS members. WiS sponsorship opportunities provide several tiers for corporate institutions and individuals to determine how they can best support and sponsor this important initiative.
Corporate sponsorship packages
Corporate sponsorship is renewable annually and provides a range of benefits at each level.
Individual supporter packages
WiS also provides the opportunity for individuals to support this important initiative, while receiving recognition and special benefits for their financial contribution. Supporter status is renewable annually.
To learn more about WiS and the opportunities to support this initiative, please email [email protected].