About WiPN

Women in Pensions Network (WiPN) was founded in 2009 by a group of industry leaders seeking to create a forum for women in the pension industry that allows them to network and cultivate professional and personal growth.


There is a long history of inequity and imbalance of women in the U.S. workforce. Today, a woman earns 77 cents to a man’s dollar and representation of women at director and C-suite levels is stalled at a meager 17%. (*Center for American Progress March 7, 2014).

The obstacles that women face that keep them from advancing to top level positions often have their roots in a lack of mentorship and sponsorship both within their organizations and the industry. Isolation is a huge issue for women in male-dominated fields such as the retirement plan business. It is hard to find peers, mentors and advocates to support reaching goals. Women often are not as active in forming their own industry connections, touting their own accomplishments and asking for recommendations and referrals.

Who are we?

Formalized in 2009 and now an established 501(c)6 non-profit, WiPN has a network of 1700+ women. Membership represents all segments of the retirement industry including early, mid- and senior level women across service providers such as Recordkeepers, TPAs, DCIOs and ERISA attorneys as well as financial advisors and consultants.

How do our members benefit?

WiPN members have access to WiPN’s exclusive networking events, mentoring opportunities and interesting webinars. They have unique opportunities to connect with and learn from one another through regional events and receptions at national industry conferences.

How do companies benefit from partnering with WiPN?

WiPN is grateful for the support of our valued sponsors and offer many options including industrywide visibility, prominent branding on our website and at events, discounted membership pricing, opportunities to contribute to the newsletter and the ability to post jobs to assist with recruiting goals.

Board of Directors


Denise Diana | View Bio
Envestnet Retirement Solutions
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Vice President

Melissa Cowan | View Bio
Morgan Stanley
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Past President

Kathleen Roche | View Bio
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Jennifer Norr | View Bio
CUNA Mutual Group
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Mary Lou Wattman | View Bio
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Strategic Marketing & Communications

Patricia Advaney | View Bio
Advaney Associates
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Special Projects

Daniella Moiseyev | View Bio
T. Rowe Price
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Program Development

Lauren Hill | View Bio
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services
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Christina Stauffer, CFA | View Bio
Thornburg Investment Management
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Jillian White | View Bio
J.P. Morgan Securities
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Andrea Masucci, CRPS® | View Bio
Hamilton Capital Management, Inc.
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