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 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!

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

Claudine Chen-Young

Winston & Strawn

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WiS Vice-Chair

Cara Newman

Hometap Equity Partners, LLP

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Alston & Bird

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Stephanie Mah

DBRS Morningstar

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GM Financial

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WiS Committees

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

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.

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Individual Supporters

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Covell Adams

Michael Bright

Claudine Chen-Young

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Matthew Hays

Kristi Leo

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Phillip Bales

Doneene Damon

Rudene Haynes

Rosemary Kelley

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Alberta Knowles

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Michael Simonton

Anna Truong

Amy McDaniel Williams

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Michael Canter

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William Mullen

Latrice Powell

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Jon Boswell

Andy Davidson

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WiS Partner

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