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Engage. Encourage. Empower.
To accelerate our growth potential and success by becoming a key industry leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) is a National Life Group community of bright, forward-thinking women and men dedicated to being a positive catalyst for diversity and inclusion in the financial services field. Standing on our core pillars of innovative leadership, diversity and inclusion, empowering women and giving back, WIN strives to build a culture where diversity thrives and uplifts the communities we serve.
WIN is dedicated to these core pillars:
Here’s what the data says…
Studies have shown that having a mother in a STEM field like finance will increase a young girl’s likelihood to take the same career path 48% more than it will for young males. Showing that an increase in the gender diversity in finance now will lead to continued and greater diversity in the future.
SSRN, STEM Parents and Women in Finance, Published 5/2017
Women, and especially women of color, are underrepresented in the leadership of North American financial industry firms. While women make up 30% of the entry-level positions at these firms, they make up only 17% of C-suite positions, which drops to just 1% for women of color.
McKinsey, Leadership perspectives on promoting women in financial services , Published 9/2018
Economic models have shown that locking women out of the labor force is actually detrimental to global economies. In the extreme, a complete lack of women in the labor force reduces income per capita by almost 40%.
UB Economics, Aggregate Costs of Gender Gaps in the Labor Market , Published 2/2014
Research by Mercer has found women studying finance are almost 50% more likely to say they don’t know enough about investment management (IM) to consider it as a career option.
Money Management, Where are all the women?, Published 8/2018
Only 6 of the 107 largest public financial institutions in the United States had women in the role of CEO.
Deloitte, Diversifying the path to CEO in financial services, Published 7/2020
Meet the Team
Meet our fearless leaders!
Brittany first started her National Life Journey as a member of the Life and Annuity Sales desk in Montpelier and is currently a proud member of the Strategic Thinking Institute and the 2021 leader of the Women’s Inclusion Network.
A graduate of Norwich University, Brittany has a Master’s in Business Administration Project Management and a BS in Business Administration & Marketing. She is now excited to be working towards her CLU designation with The American College of Financial Services. Although born in Las Vegas, Brittany was raised in rural Vermont and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband Michael. Brittany enjoys spending time at Dodger games, exploring other countries and visiting Vermont as often as possible.
As executive producer for WIN, (Women’s Inclusion Network), and BUILD, (Blacks Uplifted in Leadership Development) for National Life, Lizzie creates the infrastructure for communities to connect and thrive within the larger Financial Services ecosystem.
With a fierce passion for National Life’s values of Do good, Be good, Make good, Lizzie works to advance and develop the National Life CAUSE through all the work she produces along within her own personal ventures as an active member of her community; coaching Tennis, mentoring at her local elementary school, and sitting on the Board for MENTOR Vermont.
When she isn’t out blazing a trail in the great outdoors, it’s common to find Lizzie writing letters via snail mail, cranking the tunes of her vinyl collection, or puzzling through the NYT’s Sunday crossword with her husband Greg..