Women Investment Professionals (“WIP”) is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that enhances women’s opportunities and growth in the investment industry. We accomplish this mission by providing professional and personal development opportunities, educational programs, and networking across diverse disciplines, functions, and occupations.
Our Core Values
- Integrity – We strive to be impeccable in all we do and serve as a role model for the investment industry
- Collaboration – We are committed and purposeful as we invest in and advocate for each other’s success
- Inclusivity – We foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community working together toward shared goals
The Chair of the Membership Committee is charged with:
- Educating potential and existing members about the importance of WIP’s role in the investment community. WIP’s role is to strengthen the pipeline of female talent by supporting the development of women across all career levels, functional roles, and segments of the investment industry.
- Maintaining updated data on the composition of WIP membership.
- Setting annual goals for retention and growth in WIP membership, as well as reporting progress to the Board of Directors on an annual basis.
- Reviewing all applications for membership to ensure prospective members’ interests align with the mission of the organization. The Chair approves or declines all WIP membership applications.
- In collaboration with the Communications Committee, informing outreach materials for new and existing WIP members as well as alumni members.
- Working closely with the Sponsorship Committee on joint goals to build membership and support our Sponsors.
- Seeking out and tracking WIP members’ interests in further engagement with the organization.
- Creating and administering feedback mechanisms to engage WIP members and alumni to solicit feedback and ideas.
- Connecting WIP members with opportunities to volunteer and serve in additional capacities at WIP.
- Participating with the Programming Committee to represent the membership perspective in all event planning.
- Recommending strategies to increase WIP membership as well as alumni engagement.
- Working with Stakeholder Management to set and adhere to an annual budget to fund all activities.
Candidates should have 10 years of experience in the investment management industry and at least five years in relationship management. The Chair position is a two-year term with the potential to serve a second term of the same length.
The role is an unpaid, volunteer position. WIP’s success as an organization relies of the personal commitment of members and leadership.
Interested candidates should send their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15th. Thank you!