Working Groups

Knowledge Sharing and Problem Solving

Financial Alliance for Women Working Groups connect members for in-depth discussions on key areas of the Women’s Market. Working Groups meet on a regular basis for guided interactive webinars that explore the most important topics around the Working Group’s theme, discussing successes, challenges and how best to overcome them.

2023 Working Groups and Task Forces


Working Group:
Greening the CVP for Women

Task Force:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Task Force:
Gender Data Practices

Driving climate and gender action together represents a new area of opportunity for financial services providers (FSPs). Yet climate and gender efforts are often siloed within FSP organizations.

This Working Group is designed to enable FSPs to make the most of the synergies between women’s market and climate programs, with a focus on developing new products and services, building the business case, and breaking down internal silos.

The Working Group meets monthly for 1-hour sessions, from February to August 2023. Registration is now closed. 

Compared to sector averages, the Alliance network has higher percentages of women at the Board level (36%) with women’s representation reaching parity at the staff level (47%). Yet significant gaps remain in certain functions such as IT, and increasing the pipeline of women senior managers is still a challenge.

This Task Force supports institutions to deepen their DE&I strategies with a particular focus on increasing women in senior leadership. 

The Task Force meets bi-monthly for 1 hour sessions at 8:00am EST unless otherwise noted. Sign up now to join the August 3rd session on the gender pay gap (members only).

While Alliance members have made big strides in their sex-disaggregated data capabilities, they still face challenges collecting data on certain segments, validating data, and using it to make business decisions.

This Task Force helps members tackle common challenges such as identifying women SMEs, ensuring data quality across the customer journey, and more. 

Participants meet quarterly for 1-hour sessions at 9am EST unless otherwise noted. Sign up now to be included in the next session tackling WMSME data on October 10th (members only). 

Past Working Groups

Women in Leadership

Gender-Lens Communications

Insuring the Women's Market

This Working Group explored, held in partnership with Mercer, explored best practices for advancing women’s leadership in financial services, from recruitment to promotions, compensation, and more. 

Key insights are laid out in the InBrief: Achieving Gender-Balanced Leadership in Financial Services.

The Communications Task Force has met quarterly since 2018 to share best practices for using communications and marketing to reach women, fight stereotypes, and advocate for change. 

Learnings from the Task Force are codified in the InBrief: Gender-Lens Marketing – Championing Women to Drive Change. 

The Women’s Market for Insurance Working Group was formed for financial services providers to  explore solutions for to fill the demand from women customers for high-value insurance options tailored to their needs. 

The building blocks for success were published in the InBrief: Women’s Market for Insurance.