WIFS Central Maryland

Women in Insurance & Financial Services

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WIFS Central Maryland

Women in Insurance & Financial Services

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Our founding member, Pamela Gilmour, CPA*, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC® CASL®, after attending two national WIFS conferences surmised that the professional women in these industries in Central Maryland would benefit from what WIFS has to offer. Pam began the chapter by appealing to her colleagues and encouraging them to invite their colleagues. Currently, our chapter boasts nearly 50 members. When asked why Pam started the WIFS Central Maryland Chapter she said:

“Our industry is made up of predominately males. Wouldn’t it be great to have an organization of like-minded women?”

WIFS affords unique opportunities to the women in our area including mentoring programs as well as study groups, national webinars at no additional charge, a focus on member value, national conference opportunities where women can connect with others around the nation, a willingness to help each other and provide each other with resources without competition, working together to succeed, professionalism and leadership—all with local support.

Our Dream Statement

WIFS: The Global Change Leader Inspiring Women To Achieve Their Dreams.

Our Mission Statement

WIFS is dedicated to attracting, developing and advancing women in the insurance and financial services industry.

Are you feeling zoom fatigue? Tired of social distancing? We are too!

Join us for a fun picnic in Diane Oberlin’s backyard.

To keep everyone safe and follow the social distancing rules- there is a limit of 20 people. Please no walk Ins. reserve your spot today! Have a favorite dish, dessert, or beverage you like to make? Sign up to bring & share. Lawn chairs are also encouraged! P.S….THERE’S A POOL! Thursday evening, July 23, 2020

Where: Diane Oberlin’s Home
Address: 3219 Paper Mill Road, Phoenix, MD 21131
Phone #:  (410) 591-7849
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Rain Date: July 28, 2020

Please RSVP by: Monday, July 20.  We will be sending a google sheet to everyone for signup of what you will be bringing.

Masks are encouraged!


Board Members

See members of our team

Pamela Gilmour

Co-President, Chapter Founder
Financial Fitness/ Guardian
Email Pamela

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Christina Snyder

AspireWealth Planners
Email Christina
(410) 568-7624

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Joan Marshall

Wagener Lee Wealth Advisors

Karen Jacobs

Email Karen
(410) 978-8043

Kathryn Green

AspireWealth Planners
Email Kathryn

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Lindsey Akashi

Membership Director
AXA Advisors
Email Lindsey

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Stacia Cook

Program Director, Chapter Founder
Insurance Inc.
Email Stacia
(410) 753-1886

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Mary Dunlap

Membership Chair
M Dunlap Consulting
Email Mary
(302) 540-7438

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Our Sponsors


To attract, develop and advance the careers of women in the insurance and financial services industry. 


Monthly webinars are free to WIFS members. Tune in as national experts deliver live webinars every month on topics that matter to you and your professional growth.  Online resources – videos, articles and new resources are being added to all the time.


WIFS awards, member profiles and leadership opportunities all provide a spirit of success for our members. LRS (Leadership Recognition Society) members will be showcased at the National Conference Gala. We are also a Recognized Association for MDRT Credit.


Local chapters and events will bring all the benefits of WIFS to your area. Meet new people in your chapter, exchange ideas and create new partnerships.


WIFS members receive coaching discounts from coaches around the country.

Membership Discounts

Members affiliated with our WIFS Corporate Partners receive a 50% discount. Special student & retired professionals’ rates available.


As the preeminent association for women in the industry, this unique community of professionals is dedicated to developing their careers, enhancing relationships and leading the way.


Members receive a member newsletter emailed six times a year packed with news about WIFS members, management tips, education and event updates. It is a true resource for career success. As a member, you will also gain access to industry articles covering hot topics and LinkedIn and Facebook groups.


On a personal level, you will receive mentoring opportunities and online resources for connecting with women in your industry.

On a local level, you will receive opportunities to participate in local chapter events that feature educational programming, WIFS Board Member visits and speaker presentations. You will have access to the online member directory to connect with peers in your area.

On a national level, you will get the chance to attend the National Conference. Our National Conference is the only event of its kind and full of successful women supporting one another in a vibrant community, learning from the industry’s top speakers, cultivating their businesses and receiving recognition for their achievements.


Contact WIFS Central Maryland today by emailing us or filling out the form below.

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