Career Fair and Conference for Women in Financial Services

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ALBANY, NY (10/15/2010)(readMedia)-- Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) will host its first ever WIFS Career Fair from 2pm to 6pm on October 20 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, MA, as well as its 23rd National Conference, October 21-23 at the Westin Waterfront.

The career fair is geared at exposing more women to the exciting opportunities available in the financial services industry and is open to students, recent graduates, and those seeking a new career in the financial services industry. A panel of successful industry veterans will speak at 3:30 pm.

Companies exhibiting at the Career Fair include Prudential, New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, Thrivent Financial, Guardian, and Liberty Mutual.

WIFS National President Kathleen Godfrey, of Godfrey Financial Associates, Inc, is thrilled about the event. "WIFS is dedicated to attracting more women to the financial services field. This career, traditionally male, offers many incredible opportunities for women. We're here to spread the word!", says Godfrey.

On October 21, over 200 women representing the insurance and financial services industry will convene at the Boston Westin Waterfront for the 3-day WIFS National Conference. WIFS is the only national organization supporting, encouraging and advancing the success of women in the insurance and financial services industry.

Speakers include:

  • Patricia Sellers, Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine- Awards Gala keynote
  • Barbara Corcoran, Entrepreneur, Author, and Television Real Estate Commentator
  • Loretta LaRoche, Stress Manager and Humorist
  • Stu Schlackman, Author and President of Competitive Excellence
  • Jennifer Borislow, Second Vice-President of the Million Dollar Round Table
  • Jeffrey C. Fuhrer, Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The conference features the WIFS Awards Gala recognizing the 2010 WIFS Woman of the Year (Linda Witham of Thrivent Financial), the ANGEL award winner, and members of the 2010 Leaders Recognition Society, recognizing significant production levels.

About WIFS: WIFS supports its members through mentoring, monthly training programs, educational resources, and an annual national conference with exhibitors, presentations, and world-class speakers.

Membership has grown over 175% in the past five years exceeding the 1,000 member mark in 2008 and continues to growth. The number of local chapters throughout the U.S. has increased from just 16 to over 30 in three years. WIFS is a non-profit 501(c) 6 organization whose mission is to attract, develop, and advance the careers of women in the insurance and financial services business. For more information about WIFS membership benefits and programs, visit or contact the National Office at 866-264-9437