Dear WIP Members:
During our strategic planning meeting in 2021, the WIP Board of Directors identified the following three areas of focus with respect to our Membership goals:
- Extend our reach within the Chicagoland area
- Extend our reach within our Sponsor organizations
- Deepen our engagement with Members
As part of these efforts, we are pleased to announce that we are restructuring our membership fees to both allow us to extend our reach and to deliver improved value for our members. We will have two tiers of membership going forward:
- Regular Membership Level: $100 per year
- Student/Retired/Not Currently Working Membership Level: $50 per year
We are excited to make these new membership levels available as they not only increase affordability for all of our members, but will allow us to reach potential new members who are at diverse stages of their careers. The new pricing will be effective immediately for new WIP members and at renewal for existing members. In addition to changing our membership levels, we will also be announcing new initiatives for our sponsorship levels.
We will continue to increase the diversity and depth of our programming while continuing to provide a variety of online and in-person events focused on professional and personal development opportunities, educational programs, and networking. We will be launching our 2022 What’s Important Now (“WIN”) and Professional Development Series in April and look forward to seeing many of you on Zoom. In addition, we are providing additional networking opportunities with our Coffee Roulette, Coffee with a Board Member, and our Cocktail Party series. Our signature event, the WIP Trailblazer Award Dinner, will be held in October of 2022. Additional surprises are in stock! Please see our Events page for the most up to date information and registration links.
We look forward to seeing both old and new friends at our upcoming events! We welcome new members to join us as we continue our mission to enhance women’s opportunities and growth in the investment industry. Please share this new membership information with anyone who might be interested.