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A Call to Action on International Women's Day

Vian Tormis

Today is International Women’s Day and the 2016 International Women’s Day campaign is #PledgeForParity.  This is an opportunity to encourage and motivate colleagues to help accelerate gender parity by making a “Pledge For Parity” Please visit the IWD website to learn more and explain why gender parity is critical to achieve.

Today WILD asks that you take a call to action and become more involved in Women In Listed Derivatives. This can be done by joining a committee, donating your time and efforts to lead or coordinate mentoring, sponsoring or leading an event, marketing by educating the industry and more.

WILD committees have calls about once a month and help make WILD a strong volunteer organization. If there is an hour of time a month that you can volunteer, please join our committees.

Membership Committee Contact – Leslie Sutphen & Lisa Sterba

– Recruits members to WILD both individually and through firms
– Manages the membership list
– Works with Marketing and Events to explain benefits of Membership
– Approves membership applications
– Looking for members eager to get involved with ideas for 2016

Technology Committee Contact – Leslie Sutphen

– Evaluate and implement technology platforms for mailing lists
– Aid membership with processing and data analysis
– Help Treasurer with payment processes (wufoo, paypal, etc)
– Maintain platforms for committee and Board data sharing
– Looking for those with experience with CRM platforms and databases

Events Committee Contact – Stephanie Haas

– Produces member event supported content that meets the vision & goals of WILD
– Produces WILD events on the initiatives of networking opportunities, increasing personal development & industry knowledge for members, increasing advocacy for women in the financial industry
– Working closely with the Membership & Marketing Committees with event planning assistance
– Looking for members eager to get involved with ideas for 2016
– Upcoming Events to get involved in; Dress for Success Fundraiser April 2016, Chanel Makeover and Head-shot Event Fall 2016, WILD Symposium October 2016 and more!

Mentoring Committee Contact – Nancy Kaplan

– Objective to encourage professional advancement and career development, improve job satisfaction and personal fulfillment, set professional goals and develop respectful professional relationships
– Conversations & information shared is confidential
– Looking for members eager to get involved with our WILD Circles and help members with ideas for professional development.

Marketing Committee Contact– Karen Chhokar & Jennifer O’Rourke

– Sets the vision & manages the overall marketing strategy for WILD
– Provides guidance & event support on these initiatives: Maintaining the integrity & increasing the usage of the WILD brand, Developing the website, Provide content ideas for the website & newsletter, Leading role in developing WILD social media presence including Twitter, LinkedIn & Instagram
– Provide marketing support for WILD and works closely with Events & Membership Committees
– Looking for members who are eager to get involved with ideas for 2016

Join or renew your membership

The 2016 membership drive for WILD North America is underway. To join or renew, please complete the 2016 WILD Membership Application. Memberships will be valid from the date of acceptance through December 31, 2016. 

Membership in WILD benefits you AND the industry. By becoming a member, you help WILD advance women’s role in the derivatives industry, sponsor programs and events that further the WILD mission around the world, underwrite technology and operating expenses for WILD and support WILD’s charitable initiatives.