If you are interested in getting more involved with the WBC and getting more out of your membership, consider joining one of our committees. Committee involvement is a great way to meet other members and we have many different roles to suit your skill set and schedule.

If interested please contact the Committee Chair via email to register your interest. You should also feel free to talk to our Committee Chairwomen at any of our events.


Educational Events

Co-Chaired by Board Members Margaret Morrison ( and Alex Paladino (, this committee plans the WBC’s monthly events with the staff of the Corporate Member firm hosting the event. Committee work includes brainstorming the concept for each event, identifying a Corporate Member firm to host and establishing the venue and program. The time commitment averages 2 -3 hours per event. Work can be performed individually or as part of a team of committee members. Most of the work required can be done over the telephone with in-person meetings optional. The Committee as a group meets quarterly either in-person or via a conference call.

Lead. Learn. Return.
A great way for Corporate Member Firms to show their commitment to “Lead. Learn. Return.” is to host a Women’s Bond Club educational event where they can share their knowledge and industry perspective. For additional information, click here.


Community Outreach

Co-Chaired by Board members Philippa Girling ( and Deirdre O’Connor (, this committee runs the WBC’s charitable giving program, as well as the scholarship, mentoring, internship/jobs and testimonial programs. The primary focus of these programs is to support promising young women who are interested in building a career in finance and business. Committee work includes working directly with high school students, liaising with charitable organizations and local high schools, coordinating scholarship and mentoring programs, brainstorming about how to expand our efforts and more. The time commitment can range anywhere from 2-10 hours per month (including meetings) depending upon your role. Meetings can be attended in person or over the telephone.

Mission Statement:
The Women’s Bond Club Community Outreach Committee is dedicated to improving the work life of women of all ages in the New York metropolitan area. Our programs focus on providing the knowledge, skills, education and network necessary to enter, succeed and excel in the Financial Services Industry.

We accomplish our mission through the following programs:

  • Scholarship Program – Offers merit-based scholarships to women students graduating from a select list of NYC public high schools to pursue studies in business and finance.
  • Mentoring Program – All scholarship winners are provided with a mentor throughout their college education to assist them with career development and networking.
  • Internship/Jobs Program – Assists in placing scholarship winners in summer internships in the Financial Services Industry and in finding full-time positions upon graduation.
  • Charitable Giving Program – Provides philanthropic gifts to select non-profit organizations.

Targeted Programs

This committee administers certain programs targeted to meet the different needs of the membership such as the Rising Star Program. It focuses on special projects undertaken at the direction of the Board to meet other needs of the club. This committee is chaired by board member Siobhan Dunn( and its sub-committee that focuses on the Rising Star Program is headed by Adele Caschera (

Rising Star Program
The Rising Star Program is year-long program offered to the Corporate Member Firms and their Rising Star Award Recipient. Each year at the Merit Award Dinner each Corporate Firm and the WBC acknowledges a Rising Star. If the award recipient choose to participate, she must become a member of the club is offered a year-long executive coaching program along with one or two other events to augment the development of the next future leaders of the industry.
Read more about the Rising Star Award.


Merit Award Dinner

The Merit Award Committee is Co-Chaired by Board members Diane Sinti ( andCarol Britton ( The committee plans the WBC’s annual fundraising event, the Merit Award Dinner, which usually occurs in April. The committee sets up and runs the nominations process for the MAD Merit Award, Isabel Benham Awards and the Rising Stars. The committee also organizes the table sales process. Together with an external event planner, the committee plans and executes all aspects of the dinner. We meet once a week by phone from October through April. The time involvement depends on how close we are to the dinner date. During January to April the involvement is likely to be 1 hr a week.


Marketing Communications

This committee is Chaired by Board member Catalina Hayata ( We focus on reaching out to WBC members through the website, as well as representing the WBC to the marketplace. The Marketing Communications Committee provides its members the opportunity to lead important, creative projects that make a noticeable impact on the WBC community. Last year we introduced a quarterly newsletter, conducted a survey of members, and streamlined our public website. The committee meets on a monthly basis, either by phone or in person, to discuss key activities. Sub-Committees are formed for large projects that require multiple participants. Workload is dependent upon each member’s chosen level of involvement in the Committee. We welcome people who can make things happen!


The Finance Committee is chaired by Board Member Denise Byrd Gangi ( The Finance committee performs various activities to ensure our financial integrity. This year it includes implementing an Investment Committee, maintaining Administrative Policies, providing financial transparency to board members and overseeing the resolution of budget exceptions. The committee will include the roles of Deputy Treasurer, Investment Committee Liaison, Administrative Policies Manager and Financial Controller. The time commitment is 5 to 10 hours per month including a monthly committee conference call.


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As the first organization for women in the financial industry, The Women’s Bond Club was founded in 1921 on the principle of “Women Helping Women.”

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