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The WE Chicago Chapter of Women in ETFs launched in September of 2014, making it the second US chapter to launch.

As of August 2018, WE Chicago proudly has over 300 members, both men & women, spanning the ETF Ecosystem: ETF providers, ETF asset managers, ETF owners, media, index providers, broker-dealers, law firms, new ETF entrants.

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WE CHICAGO LEADERSHIP
CHAPTER CO-LEAD

LISA TERWILLIGER, Executive Director  | MSCI

CHAPTER CO-LEAD JORDAN M. FARRIS, Head Of ETF Product Development | Nuveen (NuShares)
MEMBERSHIP HEATHER RAE DAVIS, Sales Executive | Vanguard Financial Advisor Services
 MARKETING

KRISTINA NIEMI, Head of Americas, Marketing Services | informa 

SPONSORSHIP
ERIN PIERSON, Analyst | TD Ameritrade
EVENTS & EDUCATION

ROSEY VALENCIA, Senior Managing Director | Destra Capital Investments LLC

ABBY MAGEN, Product Manager | Morningstar

MENTORSHIP
KIMBERLY FLYNN, Managing Director, Alternative Investments | XA Investments
EXTERNAL LIAISON TIFFANY GREENHOUSE, CFA, Executive Director | MSCI
 
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WE CHICAGO LEADERSHIP TEAM CONTACT: EMAIL US.

 
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REGIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

One of the largest regional WE chapters with a fast growing constituency, WE Chicago offers many opportunities for sponsors to gain recognition - internally and externally - as a leader in supporting women in financial services. 

  • 300 members and growing!

Membership includes women across the ETF Ecosystem, including ETF providers, ETF asset managers, ETF owners, media, index providers, broker-dealers, law firms, new ETF entrants

 

POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP


 Speaking spot at regional event
 Prominent branding in event signage and event email communication
 Distribution of materials at event
 Giveaway opportunities at events
 Acknowledged on WE Website as sponsor for event

Whether you decide to support one chapter or several, WE will aggregate your giving to allow you the benefits defined in our Corporate Sponsorship Tiers listed here: CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS.

 

 


EVENTS
September 18, 2018
WE CHICAGO | BE PREPARED EVOLVING TRENDS IN ETFS

The ETF industry is evolving rapidly, requiring professionals and firms to stay current on timely business trends.  Please join the Chicago Chapter of WE for a three-part discussion with industry experts focused on the evolution in ETF providers' business models, in ETF product development, and in the individual skill set and knowledge requirements necessary to stay competitive.

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June 11, 2018
WE CHICAGO | 4th ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY COCKTAIL PARTY
  The Chicago Chapter of Women in ETFs (WE) is celebrating its fourth anniversary and we’d love to celebrate with you! Please join us on Monday June 11, 2018 at PORTER Kitchen & Deck for snacks and cocktails while enjoying amazing views of the Chicago River and skyline. Our annual anniversary event provides attendee’s the opportunity to catch up with friends in the ETF industry, network with colleagues, and celebrate a special milestone together with members of WE.

Space is limited therefore pre-registration is required to attend.
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March 13, 2018 

WE CHICAGO | Cboe Options Exchange Bell Ringing 2018

 


On March 13th of this year, the Chicago WE Chapter, in partnership with the Cboe Options Exchange, celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting our “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” event. The event brought a group of 75 women and men together to discuss actionable ideas for Gender Equality. Some of the key takeaways from the panelists from Morningstar, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, MSCI, and Northern Funds included knowing your worth, finding a career advocate (vs. mentor), and actionable ideas for supporting women in the workplace. The generous sponsorship from Cboe provided attendees the opportunity to network after the panel discussion.
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September 6, 2017

WE CHICAGO | THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT

 


The Chicago Chapter of Women in ETFs (WE) is celebrating a three year anniversary! We would be very delighted to have you for our annual anniversary cocktail reception on Wednesday, September 6th at RAISED!
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July 20, 2017

WE CHICAGO | ETF Ecosystem Chapter 3: ETF AND FINTECH TRENDS

 


Advancements in technology, a push towards simplified and reduced fees, increasing interest in socially responsible investing, and growing demand to support the underserved investor are all driving innovation in the ETF ecosystem. How are you keeping up with all these drivers?
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May 18, 2017

WE CHICAGO | ETF Ecosystem Chapter 2: Distribution

 


Once an ETF is created, what determines its commercial success? In this chapter, we will learn more about the distribution of ETFs - specifically, how they are marketed, packaged, and sold.
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March 07, 2017

WE CHICAGO | BELL RINGING AT CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE

 


In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women in ETFs held a Ring the Bell for Gender Equality ceremony at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
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February 09, 2017

WE CHICAGO | ETF ECOSYSTEM CHAPTER 1: GO TO MARKET

 


How does an ETF come to life?  What does it take to bring the product to market?  In our inaugural ETF Ecosystem event, we’ll hear from players involved in the ETF creation, go-to-market strategy, and market maker segments to understand how and why ETFs have grown to over 1,800 products with assets above $2 trillion.
FULL SUMMARY & PHOTOS
 
December 12, 2016

WE CHICAGO | HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERING

 


Women in ETFs was organized to bring together women and men in the ETF ecosystem. Its mission is to further the careers of women today by leveraging our collective skill and ambition. We're excited for our first holiday volunteer event, and hope you'll join us! Being involved in your community can support both your personal and professional development. The Chicago Chapter of WE invites members and non-members alike for a great evening of giving back to the community with friends and colleagues. More details to come, but we hope to see you there!
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November 10, 2016

WE CHICAGO | MENTORSHIP DINNER

 


Mentorship can take many forms, but ultimately has the power to impact someone’s life and propel their career.  The Chicago Chapter of Women in ETFs is pleased to announce our first Mentorship Dinner on Thursday, November 10th at 5:30pm. WE members are invited to join this intimate setting to engage in a conversation with successful leaders across our industry.
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September 7, 2016

WE CHICAGO | ANNIVERSARY EVENT - WE CHICAGO TURNS 2!

 


The Chicago Chapter of WE (Women in ETFs) turns 2! Please join us for our annual anniversary cocktail party on Wednesday, September 7. We hope to see you there.
FULL SUMMARY & PHOTOS
 
 
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