Face It. Gender balance is underway.
51% of college graduates are now female!

Those two facts should be enough reason to pay attention. 

 

But there’s more… 

 

WIFS is the largest women’s association empowering women in the finance and insurance professions to succeed. We identify industry obstacles and actively implement solutions to help our members overcome them.

  • Problem: Women are underrepresented in leadership roles; findings from a CNBC and LinkedIn industry survey indicated that nearly two-thirds of women polled say females are less likely than males to reach leadership roles.
  • Solution: WIFS has created an initiative to "Strike the Match" with specific goals and strategies to attract and advance women in the financial services industry.

Learn more about Strike the Match

 

  • Problem: According to a McKinsey & Company survey, less than half of financial services companies have sponsorship development programs, and only 58% have formal mentorship programs, whereas 14% of women say their biggest obstacle is a lack of mentorship or sponsorship..
  • Solution: WIFS offers a FREE Mentorship Program to its members.

95% of WIFS mentees in a formal study reported acquiring new knowledge from their mentors.

91% reported being better prepared for a promotion.

75% documented increased productivity.

 

  • Problem: Companies with greater gender diversity perform better. McKinsey's research has shown that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely to outperform on profitability and 27% more likely to demonstrate superior value creation.
  • Solution: Aligning your company with WIFS demonstrates a serious and proactive approach to correcting gender inequality and making it clear that women can thrive in this industry, especially within your company.

 

  • Problem: While 95% of financial services companies track gender representation across all levels, far fewer companies have clearly defined goals for this data. Financial services companies need to set targets for female representation and promotion rates, and keep leaders accountable.
  • Solution: WIFS can help you identify goals and achieve measurable success through program metrics.

 

With your support, we can attract, advance -- and RETAIN -- more women in the finance and insurance industries.

 

What do you have to gain? Really? That’s an easy one!

  • Position your company at the forefront of gender equity and parity
  • Attract new female professionals to the field and benefit from the special skill set they bring to the industry
  • Make a difference in a male-dominated industry by helping to create and sustain a welcoming and equitable workplace. 

 

The only question left to ask is, 'HOW?'

Contact the National Office at 866.264.9437 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss how to implement our Partners for Excellence program in your organization, or to develop a custom strategy tailored to your goals.