Women in Securitization®

Founded in 2014, our Women in Securitization (WiS®) initiative focuses on the development, advancement, and retention of women in our industry by providing educational content, professional resources, and an expansive platform to connect with advocates, both male and female, throughout our industry.

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Women in Securitization was created to support the retention and advancement of women in the structured finance industry. This initiative is led by a Cabinet of accomplished industry leaders who work with SFA staff to develop programming that champions education and professional development. Since inception, over 8,000 men and women have joined us for networking events, roundtable discussions, and industry panels. Get involved today!

Join WiS

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.

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Join Our LinkedIn Group

We encourage all WiS members to join the Women in Securitization LinkedIn Group to network, collaborate, and connect with others in our industry. This LinkedIn group is open to all WiS members – click the button below and select the “Register to Join” option. We look forward to hearing your voice! We encourage all WiS members to join the Women in Securitization LinkedIn group to network and collaborate with others in the industry, and to take advantage of news and educational materials relating to subject matter and professional skills development.

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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.

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WiS Cabinet

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.

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WiS Chair

Cara Newman

Hometap Equity Partners, LLP

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WiS Vice-Chair

Stephanie Mah

Morningstar DBRS

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Tara Castillo

Alston & Bird

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GM Financial

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WiS Committees

SFA Contact


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Covell Adams

Chief Operating Officer

WiS Sponsorship

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.

Diamond Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

Individual Supporters

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Covell Adams

Michael Bright 

Tara Castillo

John Dahl

Doneene Damon

Matthew Hays

Song Kim

Eliza Kwong

Matthew Martel

Aoiffe McGarry

Steven Moffitt

Nancy Mueller Handal 

Cara Newman

Patricia Evans Schulze

Gregg Silver

Bryan Tsu

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Rosemary Kelley

Mia Koo

Anna Truong

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Loritta Cheng

Eileen Ho

Adama Kah

Andi Mandell

Frank Weigand

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Angela Best

Natalie Binkholder

Jon Boswell

Patrick Dolan

Kyra Fecteau

Kira Granovskaya

Aashh Parekh

Jennifer Thomas

WiS Partner

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