Financial Services Companies Partner with Women in Insurance & Financial Services

MetLife, Guardian, New York Life, Prudential and four other industry leaders support WIFS in 2013

ALBANY, NY (01/09/2013)(readMedia)-- Women in Insurance & Financial Services has announced that eight industry giants are partnering with their organization to support the careers of women in 2013.

WIFS is honored to announce that Mutual of Omaha joins WIFS for the first time in 2013 as an Ambassador level Partner for Excellence. Mutual of Omaha's partnership demonstrates their dedication to supporting women in insurance and financial services careers. WIFS looks forward to working with Mutual of Omaha.

WIFS is pleased to announce New York Life has increased their support of WIFS by upgrading from Ambassador level partner to Executive level in 2013. By supporting WIFS, New York Life makes a statement about their commitment to supporting women in the industry and their understanding of the importance of diversity in the field.

WIFS also announced that 2012 Corporate Partners MetLife, Prudential, Guardian, Lincoln Financial Group, Penn Mutual, and Northwestern Mutual will continue their partnerships in 2013. The ties between WIFS and these organizations are strong and important to the advancement of women in the insurance and financial services industry.

MetLife's support of WIFS continues at the Leadership level. Their top-level support has enabled the Association to develop robust educational programs, support women industry-wide, build a community of successful women in insurance and financial services, and continue the WIFS mission of supporting, developing, and advancing the careers of women in the industry.

2013 Executive Level Partners for Excellence are Guardian, Prudential, and New York Life. Together with WIFS, they have pioneered programs to support the careers of women in their organizations.

In addition, 2013 Ambassador Level partners are Northwestern Mutual, Lincoln Financial Group, Penn Mutual and Mutual of Omaha. All of these organizations are continuing their support of WIFS– their dedication and loyalty have assisted countless women in achieving success in the financial services industry.

Support from Corporate Partners is important to carrying out WIFS' mission and programs.

"Having corporate leaders participate and support WIFS provides us with the potential and opportunity to be a catalyst for change in the industry," says Theresa Schaffer, National President of WIFS. "We are developing important programs for our members and sponsors to create an environment in which women financial representatives will be successful."

About WIFS

Women in Insurance & Financial Services, headquartered in Albany, NY, is the only organization in the insurance and financial services industry exclusively devoted to supporting the careers of women and helping them succeed in this business. The WIFS mission is to attract, develop, and advance the careers of women in the financial services industry.

Over 1000 WIFS members throughout the country receive benefits that include monthly education programs, local chapters in over 30 US markets, annual national conference, professional development, member discounts, and corporate partnerships.

For more information about WIFS and upcoming programs, visit or contact Deborah Duffy, Executive Director at 866-264-WIFS (9437).