While we have all been impacted in the way that we live and work, we are optimistic that this disruption will be coming to an end sooner rather than later.
As each of us navigates unique and evolving challenges, we hope that everyone is healthy and safe.
We will continue to educate, update our website and post on LinkedIn while staying connected. Please reach out with any questions or in general.
We look forward to meeting in person once again!
Board of Directors
Empowering and inspiring women in Surety
Providing a network for professional development and connection
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 network with industry professionals. In January 2017, a Board of Directors consisting of senior surety representatives from all constituencies (surety companies and brokers in both the contract and commercial surety spaces) was formalized. 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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Communications Committee - We are looking to grow with one or two more members who have creativity and organizational skills. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
Education Committee - We hope you enjoyed Leanne Alexander from the American Property & Casualty Association discussing "Disruptors in the Industry" (e.g. technology, crypto currency, autonomous cars).
Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2022.
Events Committee - On July 21, 2021, about 30 people came together for a fun Summer Meet-Up at Surf City Bar in Jersey City, NJ. It was great to reconnect with some members of our group in-person while enjoying nice weather! See some highlights in our Photo Gallery.
Stay tuned for information about our next event later this year.
Membership Committee - With the establishment of membership structure, benefits and fees that went into effect July 1, 2021, we already have over 80 members and counting! We are off to a great start and continuing to grow. Please review sign-up and payment details on our Benefits Tab.
Mentorship Committee - We successfully concluded our third WIS Mentorship Program with our 2020 closing event held on Juy 28, 2021 with a presentation by Steve Turner, CEO and Founder of Turner Time Management. Steve presented "Work Smarter, Not Harder." You can find the presentation recording in our Photo Gallery.
The official launch of our 2021-2022 Mentorship Program is underway this Fall 2021. It is are largest group yet with 15 pairings of Mentors and/or Mentees. Stay tuned for further details.
*Updated November 10, 2021
- Sep 23, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PMOnline EventCome learn about disruptors in the surety industry and how to become a disruptor yourself with our speaker Lee Ann Alexander!
SFAA: Surety and Fidelity Association of America
SANJ: Surety Association of New Jersey
SAS: Surety Association of Syracuse, NY
SAM: Surety Association of Massachusetts