Our Mission

Women in Derivatives (WIND) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to attract, retain, educate and develop female leaders in the financial industry. We provide targeted channels for education, mentoring and sponsorship, leveraging senior leaders within our organization. WIND currently has more than 5,000 participants worldwide in the financial industry, who consist of women with a range of backgrounds, positions and seniority. Our participants include people in trading, sales, law, economics, portfolio management, risk, marketing, research, academia, government, operations and technology. WIND was established in 2007.

Who We Are

WIND is led by board members and officers who are leaders in their field. Through their individual and combined expertise, they are educating and helping women develop personally and professionally

What We Do

  • Educational Events: For more than ten years, WIND has been organizing free educational forums on the latest industry topics in New York, London, Washington, D.C., Florida and Los Angeles. Our forums are generally over-subscribed, and they sell out within hours. We are extremely fortunate to attract true industry leaders to speak at our educational forums.
  • Leadership Forum: WIND recently kicked off a new Leadership Forum Series, designed to allow meaningful and thought-provoking discussion on the leadership skills required to elevate your career. We look forward to sharing more about upcoming events in this series this fall.