The launch of Women@FIIN Committee is to provide a ‘community within a community’ for women with investor roles in the structured finance sector. The purpose of the community is to foster senior level connections, and develop a deeper network, among women that can lead to job advancement, new opportunities, and knowledge sharing.
Women@FIIN will elevate the profile of women as leaders within FIIN by nominating them for board, committee and task force positions, and in outward bound communications from FIIN including events and thought leadership content. We will also encourage the next generation of women to choose finance as a career by serving as role models and mentors.
Key Mandates of the Committee:
• Host content that is of use for women in structured finance, content to be developed by members of the committee.
• Host networking events (either virtually or physically) with the express purpose of fostering new connections.
• Nominate women to join FIIN; serve as a resource to the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and Task Force Chairs seeking gender parity within their respective groups.
• Nominate women to serve as speakers and contributors of content to FIIN events and editorial pieces.
The Committee, which is chaired by Jade Friedensohn, met for the first time this week and began planning their priorities for the remainder of the year. The first priority will be appointing a new Board Member to the association, and a recruitment drive to increase the number of women in the association to enable FIIN to better serve the industry through equal representation.
Members of the committee are listed below:
Molly Whitehouse, Director, Newmarket Capital
Olga Chernova, Chief Investment Officer, Sancus Capital Management
Kyra Fecteau, VP and Investment Strategist, Loomis Sayles
Laila Kollmorgan, Managing Director, Pinebridge Investments
Amy Hauter, Portfolio Manager and Head of Sustainable Fixed Income Investing, Brown Advisory
Dana Leventhal, Executive Director, Nomura