Women In Networking
Winning with WIN!
Your one stop shop for development, learning, empowerment and relationship building to help you establish a successful career with COUNTRY Financial.
Who We Are
Women in Networking (WIN) arranges successful female representatives to serve as mentors.
To be a forum which brings COUNTRY Financial female representatives together to:
• support one another through mentoring
• explore opportunity areas
• capitalize on our strengths and
• create strategies to develop within our chosen career paths.
We will leverage our female representatives’ many talents and skills to support corporate goals while fostering a culture which values contributions.
In keeping with our Vision, To Be the Best Provider of Financial Security in America, the WIN focus and guiding principles include:
Creating a confidential and supportive environment. We support each other's varying needs, preferences, demographics and diversity in an inclusive environment. We promote our diverse talents and work experiences to spark creativity and ideas for future success in this ever-changing marketplace.
Recognizing and developing future leaders who bring diverse values and perspectives to the organization. We help develop female leaders who foster a positive, supportive culture and create inclusion through commonality and shared goals.
Generating opportunities for personal and career development. We share, learn, and assist one another in reaching goals, promoting education, mentoring and developing leadership skills.
Building opportunities to enhance, demonstrate and solidify the COUNTRY Vision to "Be the Best Provider of Financial Security in America." We position ourselves as a respected resource and a partner in excellence, providing valuable input and insights based on the experiences of women.
Win with a Mentor
Hear from representatives and our executive sponsor, chief marketing officer Doyle Williams.
"Having a mentor has meant a lot to me. It has pushed me to strive to be better every day. It’s also helped me to learn new products quicker and helped me to handle things I didn’t quite know how to handle."
"All of us, regardless of our achievements, experience the same ups and downs and the same production issues. It’s important to know this and hear the experiences of others. It allows you to perform your job without being too overwhelmed."
Doyle Williams, Chief Marketing Officer
"All of us need encouragement to stretch and grow and people who believe in us so we can fully believe in ourselves. We formed Women in Networking so female representatives can share their experiences, strategies, successes and struggles. The support these women receive from their peers is incredibly beneficial — not only does it push each of them to achieve their goals, but it helps COUNTRY Financial achieve our goals. Only 15% of the industry workforce is female, yet we know women prefer to work with other women. Having successful female representatives is critical to the success of COUNTRY Financial."
"Learning from others and sharing what I’ve learned with my team has been, and continues to be the most significant and rewarding part of my career. If I can in some small way be a part of developing and mentoring others, seeing them grow and celebrate their success, that is a major win and sense of satisfaction for me."
"It’s important to share your goals with people who are supportive of you and want to help you be successful. A mentor can also help you so you don’t have to reinvent... just use ideas that worked for them."
"I enjoy having a mentor to listen to their experiences and learn from their mistakes. I have found these peers also make great accountability parners. As a mentor myself, I feel a responsibility to share my experience, strength and hope with other women who have chosen this career. Having someone believe in you and tell you they believe in you is one of the most powerful gifts you can give."
WIN is meant to pair newer representatives with a successful counterpart to share best practices, support and foster an engaging learning environment.
Mentor and Mentee Program
Select a Mentor
Upon joining COUNTRY Financial, each female representative has the option to choose a field mentor. New representatives will have the opportunity to choose a mentor based on their provided bios. This is done in an effort to foster an engaging mentorship.
Being a Mentee
WIN mentors offer support for new female repersentatives right from the beginning of their career in various ways – answering questions, supporting with networking, helping to identify professional development opportunities, and much more!
Every two months we have scheduled calls led by a member of the WIN board of directors to enhance the development of representatives at COUNTRY Financial. These calls have different topics meant to help you build and develop a solid book of business to be successful in your career.
Topics such as:
- Cultivating long term relationships that foster referrals
- Managing your work-life balance
- Creatively marketing to diverse or niche segments and establishing a deeper understanding of products and services to help you engage confidently with your customers.