WiS Week 2023 – Leader Spotlights
WiS featured profiles of accomplished women in securitization during WiS Week 2023. These women were nominated by their firms for the outstanding contributions they have made to SFA, their organizations, and the finance industry.
Women in Securitization 2023: Corporate & Individual Sponsorship Opportunities
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.
LAEP Mock Interviews at San Fernando High School
As part of the WiS partnership with Junior Achievement, we are pleased to highlight a way for L.A.-based members to volunteer with the Los Angeles Education Project.
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.
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.
How Can Employers Prevent the Outpouring of Female Talent?
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.
Women Get “Nicer” Feedback — & It Holds Them Back
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.
Davos 2023: This Is How To Get More Women Into Positions of Power
On the same day the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, stepped down saying she “no longer had enough in the tank to do the job justice”, women leaders met in Davos to discuss how to reach gender parity in leadership. “Power is very hostile to women, we have just seen it this morning with Jacinda Ardern…” said Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Dean, The Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po, during the session at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting.
You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace
Dawn Hudson, Angelique Bellmer Krembs, Katie Lacey, Lori Tauber Marcus, Cie Nicholson and Mitzi Short call themselves The Band of Sisters. They are six C-suite women that met over a few decades at PepsiCo and now have a collective resume that spans 29 industries. They want to start a new workplace conversation about Inclusive Culture.
Gender Diversity in the C-Suite
In Russell Reynolds Associates’ analysis of the top 100 companies in the S&P500 (referred to as the S&P100 in this report), we found that men are 2.5x more likely than women to be executives in the top leadership teams. The roles in which women are well-represented are those that hold far less power and influence, highlighting the limitations of gender diversity and the perceived value of women in these organizations.
50 Women CEOs Now... and Counting?
Back in 1972, Katharine Graham became the first female CEO at a Fortune 500 firm when she took over The Washington Post. As recently as 2017, there were only 32 women running the nation’s biggest firms.
Author Talks: Dismantling double standards in business with CNBC’s Julia Boorstin
In this edition of Author Talks, McKinsey Global Publishing’s Raju Narisetti chats with Julia Boorstin, senior media and tech correspondent at CNBC, about her new book When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them (Simon & Schuster, October 2022).
3 Negotiation Myths Still Harming Women’s Careers
We work with professional women all the time on their career negotiations: training them, advising their employers, and studying their successes and pitfalls.
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.
Katten Muchin Rosenman
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
Chief Operating Officer
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].
Patricia Evans Schulze
Song Eun Kim
Amy McDaniel Williams