ALBANY, NY (07/20/2011)(readMedia)-- Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) is pleased and honored to announce that The Standard has aligned with WIFS for the first time in 2011 as an Affiliate level Corporate Partner. The Standard's sponsorship demonstrates their dedication to supporting women in insurance and financial services careers. WIFS is thrilled to work with The Standard.
In addition to The Standard, other 2011 industry partners include Diamond sponsors MetLife & Mass Mutual; Platinum sponsors Guardian, Prudential & Penn Mutual as well as Gold sponsors New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc/Transamerica Agency Group, Lincoln Financial Group and John Hancock Financial Network. Sponsorship of WIFS speaks to the dedication and commitments these organizations have toward helping women achieve career success.
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 Karen Roberts, 2011 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."
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.'
In 2011, WIFS celebrates its 75th anniversary. Over 1000 WIFS members throughout the country receive benefits that include monthly education programs, local chapters in over 30 US markets, annual national events, professional development, member discounts, and corporate partnerships.
For more information about WIFS and upcoming programs, visit www.wifsnational.org or contact Deborah Duffy, Deputy Executive Director at 866-264-WIFS (9437).