OUR VISION

Empowering and Inspiring Women in Surety

our mission

Providing a network for professional

development and connection

 

ABOUT US

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.

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group news

  • Communications Committee - Welcome to our refreshed website! Make sure to check out some of the changes we've made.

  • We welcomed Tracy Banderob as a member of our committee. We look forward to her contribution as we move forward in 2022.

  • 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.

  • Expansion continues for WIS in the Midwest and West Coast. Details to follow.

  • Members are encouraged to submit surety industry articles for consideration to be posted on our website under Surety Industry News.​

  • Don't forget to check out each committee's email address on the Committee Members page for direct inquiries. 

  • Education Committee - In March we hosted two "Members-Only" virtual events as a continuation of our International series. 

  • We would like to thank our guest speakers Emily Taherian on March 24th and Michelle Glithero de Acha on March 31st who spoke on the EU and UK/Ireland respectively. Please check out their presentations

  • We welcomed Lisa Tancredi as a member of our committee. We look forward to her contribution as we move forward in 2022.

  • Stay tuned for updates and upcoming events in Fall 2022.​

  • Events Committee - We welcomed Augusta King as a member of our committee. We look forward to her contribution as we move forward in 2022.

  • Stay tuned for other upcoming events in 2022.

  • Membership Committee - *Membership Sign Up for NEW members for the 2022-2023 term is now available. Please review the benefits on our Membership Page. If you are already a member and need assistance with renewing, please reach out to the committee.

  • Our first Membership Appreciation Event @ The Ashford in Jersey City on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 was a huge success!  A special thank you to our panel speakers - Teresa Black, EVP Chubb Surety, and Maureen DiMatteo, VP Travelers for their candid insights. We would also like to thank S&P Global for sponsoring a portion of the event. Check out our Photo Gallery and our LinkedIn page for a recap.

  • We welcomed Amanda Reynolds as a member of our committee. We look forward to her contribution as we move forward in 2022.

  • Check out our new Member Contribution Page, where Donna Powers is our first featured member with an article. 

  • Stay tuned for further updates in 2022.

*Updated July 29, 2022

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