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.

Get Involved

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!

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.

Sign Up

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.

Visit our LinkedIn
Download WiS Benefits & Highlights PDF


View All

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.

Join WiS

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.

Claudine Chen Young Update 1.3.22 V2

WiS Chair

Claudine Chen-Young

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Cara Web grey background

WiS Vice-Chair

Cara Newman

Redwood Trust

Tara Castillo Update 1.3.22

Tara Castillo

Alston & Bird

Stephanie Mah Grey background

Stephanie Mah

DBRS Morningstar

Leo Update 1.3.22

Leo Efstathiou


Sheli Headshot Grey Background 1.03.22psd

Sheli Fitzgerald

GM Financial

Amy Sze Grey background

Amy Sze

J.P. Morgan

Angela Best Grey background

Angela Best


Chris Pink Grey background

Chris Pink

Wells Fargo

WiS Subcommittees

Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs

Theresa Dooley, Bank of America


Marketing, Engagement, & Outreach Committee Co-Chairs

Tricia San Cristobal, T-REX

Ashley Templeton, Redwood Trust

Networking & Education Committee Co-Chairs

Doug Murray, Fitch Ratings

Emily Farrell, Citi

SFA Contact


Covell headshot v5

Covell Adams

Chief Operating Officer

WiS Spotlight On...

Chrissi Johnson

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.

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

Fitch Ratings JP Morgan Black and white katten Morgan Lewis RWT Primary Logo blk smbc group kihon BW SRZblack 300 No Background TD Grayscale Sized

Platinum Sponsors

AB long logo black No Background 1 Dechert LLP Dark Blue bw NO bg Deloitte EY huntonak logo gray LS logo final cmyk black and white Mayer Brown DBRS Morningstar logo bw NO bg riskspan logo gray V5 Wells BW Webpage WTLogo MTFamily 40K K PNG

Gold Sponsors

Capital one logo no BG BW Chapman Logo RGB CC partner logoblackboxhigh res Dentons GMFinancial 1c Gray SFA KirklandEllis KBRA logo BW no BG MIM logo Standard RGB BW MoodysInvestorService Nationstar Nomura BW RBC BW 2 WinstonLLP Logo no BG

Silver Sponsors

Clayton BW Nixon Peabody Paul Hastings Volvo

Individual Supporters

Covell Adams

Angela Best

Michael Bright

Claudine Chen-Young

Leo Efstathiou

Alberta Knowles

Dan Schaeffer

WiS Partner

Get Involved

Join the conversation and sign up for WiS membership today.

Join Our Conversation