Women Investment Professionals: Empowering Aspiring Women


How you can get involved

Women Investment Professionals invites you to consider becoming involved with one of our committees. WIP is an active and growing organization. Not only do we welcome and need your help, we also want your good ideas. The best way to contribute is through your involvement on a working committee. This is an excellent way in which to network and really get to know some terrific women. For more information, please contact any WIP board member, e-mail us at info@wipchicago.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call toll free at (866) 891-4603.

Events Committee

Women Investment Professionals events are the cornerstone of WIP. The Events Committee has been very successful in putting on informative and enjoyable events across a wide range of themes – from investment and economic topics to personal and career development to pure networking and socializing. Attendees find WIP events welcoming, stimulating and fun!

With a goal of four to five events per year, the Events Committee is responsible for selecting program themes, speakers and venues. The Events Committee welcomes additional members to contribute creative ideas and support this important function.

Membership Committee

Over its 10-plus years, Women Investment Professionals has benefited greatly from the continued support and involvement of many different types of women. Today, WIP consists of a fairly diverse group of women ranging across Plan/Fund Sponsors, Investment Consultants, Legal Counsel, and Investment Management Professionals. Additionally, WIP consists of women with many years of excellent experience in the institutional investment area as well as those who are just getting their careers underway.

The Membership Committee is focused on growing the organization as well as identifying and meeting the varied needs of WIP's members. This is accomplished through new member events, surveys and feedback forms, and various communications. You are invited to join us in helping manage the lifeblood of our organization.

Communications Committee

As Women Investment Professionals grows and expands programming and membership, the Communications Committee is taking on an even greater role. Our busy members need various tools to keep up with our activities including event announcements, website access, and periodic WIP news updates. Our goal is to communicate who we are and our mission to the broader institutional investment community in order to attract and serve the interest of new and existing members. As we look ahead, we invite WIP members to contribute to this vital area.

Community Outreach Committee

For many years, Women Investment Professionals has placed considerable importance on civic responsibility. Not only is community outreach a wonderful way in which members can give back, it also provides another opportunity for members to get to know each other and build personal bonds.

WIP gives back to the community through our affiliation with various organizations that provide educational and support services to women. Some examples of the groups we currently support include Deborah's Place, and The Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago. The Community Outreach Committee welcomes additional members who can help identify the many ways we can use our talents and resources to help others.

Sponsorship Committee

WIP offers sponsorship opportunities through various levels to organizations who support diversity initiatives that promote the advancement, recruitment and retention of women within organizations. WIP offers three different support levels of sponsorship (Platinum, Gold and Silver) on an annual basis. As a sponsor, your company will gain visibility as a supporter of an important initiative to build and support women leadership.