As part of the WiS partnership with Junior Achievement, we are pleased to bring volunteer opportunities to the Charlotte area.
WiS sponsorship provides several options for both corporate institutions and individuals to determine how they can best contribute to this important initiative in support of the retention and promotion of women in structured finance.
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 6,000 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.
Upcoming WiS Events
Anne Louis quit her job in 2019 shortly after the birth of her son, who is autistic and has a tracheotomy, to give herself more time to co-ordinate his medical care. But after the Covid-19 crisis raised consumer prices as well as the prevalence of flexible working arrangements, Louis decided to go back to work.
The barriers to advancement that women face in the workplace have been well-documented. However, a new report by Linkage, a women's leadership development firm acquired by SHRM, revealed that many organizations aren't listening to or addressing these challenges fast enough, leaving women feeling dissatisfied with their companies.
New Research Reveals the 30 Critiques Holding Women Back From Leadership that Most Men Will Never Hear
A recent study of the 33 biggest multilateral institutions found that of 382 leaders in their history only 47 have been women. And the percentage of women running Fortune 500 companies has only just recently crested a meager 10%.
What will it take to move in the right direction? In a conversation with Chief Member Jennifer Ablan, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer of Pensions & Investments, Krawcheck explains what Wall Street and the media gets wrong about women, why investing is such a powerful tool for building wealth, and what women can do right now to get on the path to financial wellness.
It may be Women’s History Month, but women are not feeling the appreciation — at least not in the workplace. According to mid-March findings released by MIT Sloan Management Review, women are 41% more likely than men to experience a toxic workplace culture
For women in the workplace, it’s becoming clear that the post-pandemic era offers good news and bad news. After suffering disproportionately high job losses at the height of Covid, data from the US’s National Women’s Law Center shows that female employment is on the rise – and the UK’s Office for National Statistics tells a similar story.
‘Very rarely is it as good as it seems’: Black Women in Leadership Are Finding Themselves on the ‘Glass Cliff’
Kyra Kyles recalls the time early in her career when an abrupt staffing change at her communications job caused managers to look to her to fill a leadership role. Kyles said she knew she could handle the promotion. In fact, Kyles had already been performing some of the job responsibilities without the title and pay.
Constructive feedback is essential for anyone’s growth. But as a manager, it can be challenging to strike a fair, consistent balance between being candid and considerate when giving that feedback to different team members. Specifically, in our recent research, we found that even if their male and female employees perform at exactly the same level, managers tend to prioritize kindness more when giving feedback to women than when giving the same feedback to men.
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.
Alston & Bird
Community Outreach Committee Chair
Theresa Dooley, Bank of America
Marketing & Engagement Committee Chair
Ashley Templeton, Redwood Trust
Networking & Education Committee Co-Chairs
Doug Murray, Fitch Ratings
Christabel James, RiskSpan
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].
Patricia Evans Schulze
Song Eun Kim
Amy McDaniel Williams