December 11, 2014 Alert - “Women in Securitization” – A message from the Executive Director
Dear Friends and Industry Colleagues,

Today, I am pleased to formally announce our “Women In Securitization” initiative.

This program will provide a means of connecting women in structured finance to peers, mentors and sponsors, and ideas that will positively influence industry perceptions and practices, and facilitate an environment in the securitization community that encourages women’s advancement.

The program’s committee will be chaired by Patricia Evans of Wilmington Trust and Wendy Cohn of Fitch Ratings and will hold its launch event at the SFIG ABS Vegas conference on February 8, 2015.

On a daily basis, we are fortunate to be able to leverage amazing leadership across our female members covering the full range of securitization topics. By creating this new initiative, I am confident that we can extend that influence to positively impact the whole structured finance industry. With 70 percent of SFIG’s staff being female, it almost goes without saying that SFIG’s organizational commitment will be at an absolute maximum.

The program will be broken down into 4 separate channels:

  • Industry Engagement,

  • Peer Mentoring and Sponsorship,

  • Education Initiatives, and

  • Events and Social Opportunities.

While each channel will be led by key female leadership selected from SFIG members, the program is available to all industry participants, both members and non-members alike, and I would invite you to register for the program online. Men who are interested in supporting the initiative are also encouraged to register. Finally, I also encourage all industry women to Save the Date and join us at our launch event on February 8, 2015 in Las Vegas.

  Richard Johns
  SFIG Executive Director
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