Calling All Companies: Making Women’s Networks Work for You

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MEDIA ADVISORY
March 27, 2015

CALLING ALL COMPANIES: MAKING WOMEN’S NETWORKS WORK FOR YOU

FINANCIAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION TO RELEASE REPORT & SURVEY FINDINGS
ON BEST PRACTICES OF WOMEN’S INTERNAL NETWORKS ON LAST DAY OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

From high profile discrimination cases, such as Kleiner Perkins’, to the increasing focus of HR leaders on employee retention and diversity, more and more companies now operate women’s internal networks (WINs).

But what works? How can companies best construct them? And how should women – and men – best leverage them for their own success?

The Financial Women’s Association (FWA) will release a report based on a survey of both its 22 corporate partners and women at large. The report is believed to be the first of its kind focused solely on these particular employee resource groups (ERGs) in the financial industry.

Key findings include:

  • Top reasons WINs exist – and are they doing the job
  • The role of men: only 39% of women respondents agree men should join a WIN. But when women’s networks impact the business, they’re often embraced at the top
  • Millennials – and why corporate cultures can’t ignore them
  • Communication preferences: Nearly 35% of WIN members prefer to receive info about their WIN from social media but no companies surveyed are using this powerful new medium
  • Top barriers to women’s participation
  • 47% of respondents believe these groups might actually contribute to their reasons for staying with their current firm.
  • Top 5 features of WINs: new skill building and technology are top issues of interest
  • Plus how to construct a WIN, fund them, and increase engagement

WHEN: Tuesday March 31, 2015

TIME: 11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST

WHERE: In-Person or via Webcast

In-Person Offices of the Financial Women’s Association
215 Park Avenue South, Suite 215
New York, NY 10003

Join webcast here.
Dial +1 (415) 655-0059
Access Code: 184-701-420
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar
Webinar ID: 112-628-531

WHO: Maureen Adolf, President, FWA
Jennifer Openshaw, Executive Director, FWA
The FWA’s mission is to accelerate the leadership and success of women in the financial community across all industries.

About FWA
Founded in 1956, the FWA provides a forum to help advance the leadership of women in the financial community. The New York-based organization partners with companies to share best practices and provides opportunities for members to build their careers, meet industry leaders, earn the support of powerful women and major companies, and contribute to the next generation of female leaders. The FWA’s community activities include mentoring, scholarships and training programs that have helped over 5,000 young people. Visit our newsroom and learn about our 2015 Women of the Year Annual Dinner on May 11, 2015.



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