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Parna Sarkar-Basu
V.P. Marketing
WITI
parna@corp.witi.com

Jamie Manning
Director of Communications
Farm Credit Financial Partners
jamie.manning@financialpartners.com

WITI welcomes Farm Credit Financial Partners as a corporate member

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2019WITI (Women in Technology International), the leading advocate for innovation, inclusivity and STEAM, today announced a partnership with Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI), the largest provider of technology products and services to the Farm Credit System. In collaboration with WITI, FPI will provide its employees access to a global network of technology professionals and resources to help them stay abreast of trends and enhance their careers — from webinars and coaching support to local and global events.

The financial services industry is changing rapidly. In addition to the demand for new technology and security needs, competition is increasing and demographics of the agriculture industry are changing. These trends have driven FPI's digital transformation over the past two years and required FPI and its agricultural credit association (ACA) partners to collaborate and innovate.

The company has evolved its technology and business practices to meet new opportunities in today's marketplace and leverage cloud-based, market leading applications tailored for Farm Credit. The collaboration with WITI and its members will further empower FPI’s employees to stay abreast of industry trends and market shifts and, better support its ACA Partners.

"Our employees who are WITI members attend events together, gather to watch webinars, and participate in workshops as a group," said Sheryl Shinn, EVP and chief information officer, Farm Credit Financial Partners. "WITI has helped facilitate integration among cross functional teams, foster better working relationships and provide our staff with a number of resources to grow as professionals in the technology field."

"WITI is committed to partnering with companies to create a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and empower employees to deliver better business results," said Carolyn Leighton, chief executive officer and founder, WITI. "This partnership will allow Farm Credit Financial Partner employees to leverage WITI’s expertise and learn to better lead, innovate and advance their careers."

About WITI

WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures, worldwide. WITI is redefining the way women and men collaborate to drive innovation and business growth and is helping corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures. A leading authority of women in technology and business, WITI has been advocating and recognizing women's contributions in the industry for more than 30 years. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies -- designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally.

WITI's ecosystem includes more than three million professionals, 60 networks and 300 partners, worldwide. To learn more, please visit: www.witi.com

About Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc.

Organized in 1995, Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI) is the largest and most innovative provider of technology products and services to the Farm Credit System. A customer-owned service organization, FPI supports six agricultural credit associations (ACAs) from Maine to California with 100,000 members and $43 billion in Farm Credit assets. Through a partner-driven approach, FPI is improving lending for American agriculture with technology that is robust, reliable, and intuitive. Visit: www.financialpartners.com

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