Women In Surety (WIS) was created in November 2016 to form the first cohesive group for women in the surety industry to fill an industry gap, bring great minds together for support, mentorship, and intellectual challenge, and to provide networking opportunities with industry professionals.
In January 2017, a Board of Directors was formalized, consisting of senior surety representatives from all constituencies (surety companies and brokers in both the contract and commercial surety spaces). By March of the same year, the group hosted its first event.
We continue to grow our membership with regularly planned educational and networking events, along with a mentorship program. While we began in the Northeast, we look to expand nationally and present opportunities for surety women everywhere.
We welcome your interest and support.
By-Laws have been finalized, Corporate Governance updated, and posted on our website, making us official! Completion of our non-profit tax filing this year will be the last piece.
Members are encouraged to submit surety industry articles for consideration to be posted on our website under Surety Industry News.
Don't forget to attend the upcoming "Benefits of Joining a Committee" Call.
Stay tuned for upcoming education events in 2023!
Check out our events listed in the Events Section!
Joanna Bennewitz became the Chair of our newly formed committee in Q1 2023! Joanna is helping us grow by driving sponsorship support to add to our offerings. If you have questions, please contact Sponsorship@Suretywomen.com.
Our inaugural 2023 Sponsorship Drive period closed on March 31, 2023. We thank our current sponsors which are listed on our newly created Sponsorship Page! Consider having your organization participate when our 2024 period opens to be among those listed.
We are looking to add members to our committee, so be on the lookout for details on this opportunity to be a vital part of our organization.
We had a great turnout for our Membership Event on May 24, 2023 at The Castell NYC!
Stay tuned for updates and information on upcoming Mentorship Program and events!
IN OTHER news
Check out Women In Surety featured on the 101th episode of NASBP's Let's Get Surety Podcast!
We appreciate the ongoing guidance and support from our legal counsel at Goetz Fitzpatrick!
Stay tuned for new events as we are always bringing together women in the surety industry.