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24 minutes | 2 days ago
Danielle Burns, Vice President, Head of Business Development, CNote
When it comes to representation in the workplace, specifically in financial services, it’s important to elevate diverse voices, to listen intently to their experiences, in order to invoke change for the future. In this episode, Christine Shaw speaks with Danielle Burns, vice president, head of business development at CNote. Danielle shares the important work that CNote does to elevate and amplify the voices of women and people of color in financial services, and shares why it is both her professional and personal passion to ensure that Black women are accurately represented at the table and in the diversity and inclusion conversation. In this episode, you will learn:How Danielle first met Christine through social media — and how she called on InvestmentNews to further improve their diversity practicesThe importance to elevate the voices of women of color, listen and take actionHow stepping outside of her comfort zone allowed Danielle to make an impactWhy being intentional is the best way to create a diverse and inclusive environment And more!Tune in to hear from Danielle Burns, vice president, head of business development at CNote, as she shares her mission to elevate the voices and experience of women and people of color in financial services.Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | CNote | Danielle BurnsGuest bio: Danielle M. Burns MBA, AIF is Vice President, Head of Business Development for CNote. Prior to joining CNote, Danielle worked for First Affirmative Financial Network in a variety of Business Development roles from 2004 to 2019 most recently serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing where she worked with a highly collaborative team that was responsible for the growth and profitability of the firm’s distribution channels. Danielle participated in all aspects of the sales and marketing process, attended and spoke at industry events and educated advisors on how to navigate the Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) investing and ESG landscape. Her background emphasizes business strategy and consulting and executing integrated campaigns, marketing communications, product launch and system development. Danielle began her financial services career in 1994 with Wachovia Corporation where she worked for both Wachovia Bank and Wachovia Securities performing a variety of management duties over her nine-year tenure. Danielle serves on the board of Green America, a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982, whose mission is to harness economic power to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Additionally, Danielle serves on the SRI Conference & Community Advisory Board. The SRI Conference & Community is the longest running gathering of asset managers, financial advisors, researchers, academics, mission-driven organizations who share the common goal of deploying private capital to address some of our most pressing environmental, social, and economic challenges.Danielle is a certified trainer for Walking on the Glass Floor which promotes Diversity and Inclusion for Women in Leadership and is passionate about working to narrow the wealth gap and create investment and economic inclusion for all. Danielle holds an MBA with an emphasis in marketing and the AIF® designation.
23 minutes | 9 days ago
Pam Stross, CEO, TruClarity Management Solutions
The financial services industry has been a predominantly male-led field. In recent years, more and more women have entered the industry and are earning leadership positions in the ever-coveted C-suite. In this episode, Christine Shaw speaks with Pam Stross, CEO of TruClarity Management Solutions about how female leaders can establish pathways for the next generation of female advisors to aspire for those C-suite roles. Pam shares her own experience in leadership in the financial services industry as well as her advice for those just entering the field. In this episode, you will learn: Why Pam’s first job interview in financial services was one of the most influential events in her careerPam’s experience as a female leader in financial servicesWhy it’s important for female leaders to provide mentorship to the next generation of advisorsHow remote work is changing the career game for womenAnd more!Tune in to learn about being a female in the C-suite in financial services from Pam Stross, CEO of TruClarity Management Solutions!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | TruClarity Management Solutions | Pam StrossGuest bio: With more than 35 years of combined experience as a senior executive in the financial services industry and as a small business owner, Pam is the Chief Executive Officer of TruClarity Management Solutions. With her strong operational, administrative, and project management background, Pam brings a unique combination of skills to the TruClarity team. As past Chief Administration Officer for a Florida-based financial institution, she navigated the daily operations, including adherence to strict regulatory requirements while ensuring an unparalleled level of customer service company-wide. Pam earned a B.S. in finance from the University of South Florida.
31 minutes | a month ago
Erin Botsford, Founder & CEO, The Advisor Authority — Part 3
As 2021 quickly approaches, it’s important to keep in mind what worked in the past for your practice, and how you would like to improve as you move forward into the new year. In the third and final part of this mini-series, Erin Botsford returns to discuss key takeaways for advisors in 2021 with Christine Shaw and Nicole Casperson. Erin shares her tips for success, ways to ensure clients don’t expect you to be in every meeting, and the ways that Erin gives back to children in need.In this episode, you will learn:Why you should still be prospecting in the virtual environment — and how to use the new normal to your advantageThe importance of breaking up long-term plans into shorter goals Both Erin’s and Christine’s experience building their careersErin’s tricks for training her team and prospective clientsWhy Erin is passionate about giving back to an orphanage in ZambiaAnd more!Tune in for the final episode in this mini-series with Erin Botsford!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | The Advisor Authority | Elite Advisor Success System | Erin Botsford | The Ebenezer FoundationGuest bio: Erin Botsford, CFP is The Advisor Authority.Having spent 30 years in the financial services business and achieving at the highest levels (Barron’s Top 100 in all categories – Independent, Advisor and Women Advisor), Erin sold her business in 2017 in a successful exit, a step most advisors want to achieve at the end of their careers.Today she is the creator of the Elite Advisor Success System™ a system that teaches advisors how to quickly grow their businesses exponentially and build firms that have all the elements needed for a future succession or exit. Her program delivers the 5 keys to business success in easy to understand modules and in less than six months, advisors can learn what might otherwise take them decades to figure out on their own. Erin believes in the power of “modeling” and allows advisors to simply copy her success blueprint. Erin is also the author of two books, Seven Figure Firm, How to Build A Financial Services Business that Grows Itself and The Big Retirement Risk: Running out of Money Before You Run out of Time.With 30 years of field experience and an authentic personal story, she can relate to advisors at all levels. An international speaker, Erin shares her 30 years of wisdom at industry conferences worldwide. To find out more, check out www.erinbotsford.com.
27 minutes | a month ago
Erin Botsford, Founder & CEO, The Advisor Authority — Part 2
Building a seven-figure firm is entirely reachable for advisors who have the right mindset—a success mindset. In part two of this mini-series, Erin Botsford returns to speak with Christine Shaw about her secrets to building a seven-figure financial services firm. Erin explains her Elite Advisor Success System, discusses her book “Seven Figure Firm”, and shares her process when it comes to helping advisors grow their practice. In this episode, you will learn:Why prospects referred to Erin’s office as “The Web”Erin’s prospecting tactics and what sets her apart from other advisorsWhy some women are afraid of having successful careersThe importance of getting to know prospective clients on a personal level before working togetherWhat it looks like to take Erin’s courseAnd more!Tune in for more extremely valuable information from Erin Botsford about ways to grow your business!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | The Advisor Authority | Elite Advisor Success System | Erin Botsford | Seven Figure Firm: How to Build A Successful Financial Services Firm That Grows ItselfGuest bio: Erin Botsford, CFP™ is The Advisor Authority™Having spent 30 years in the financial services business and achieving at the highest levels (Barron’s Top 100 in all categories – Independent, Advisor and Women Advisor), Erin sold her business in 2017 in a successful exit, a step most advisors want to achieve at the end of their careers.Today she is the creator of the Elite Advisor Success System™ a system that teaches advisors how to quickly grow their businesses exponentially and build firms that have all the elements needed for a future succession or exit. Her program delivers the 5 keys to business success in easy to understand modules and in less than six months, advisors can learn what might otherwise take them decades to figure out on their own. Erin believes in the power of “modeling” and allows advisors to simply copy her success blueprint. Erin is also the author of two books, Seven Figure Firm, How to Build A Financial Services Business that Grows Itself and The Big Retirement Risk: Running out of Money Before You Run out of Time.With 30 years of field experience and an authentic personal story, she can relate to advisors at all levels. An international speaker, Erin shares her 30 years of wisdom at industry conferences worldwide. To find out more, check out www.erinbotsford.com.
28 minutes | a month ago
Erin Botsford, Founder & CEO, The Advisor Authority — Part 1
Building a successful business starts with establishing goals and understanding what it takes to make it happen. In part one of this mini-series, Christine Shaw speaks with Erin Botsford, founder and CEO of The Advisor Authority, founder of Botsford Financial Group and a Barron’s Top 100 Advisor. Erin shares how she got her start in business, the goals that she set for herself, and how she has exceeded and surpassed those goals throughout her 30+ years in the industry. In this episode, you will learn:How Erin’s upbringing impacted her view of financial servicesWhy, when working with a heterosexual couple, Erin refuses to meet with the man without his female counterpartThe importance of education for women and female advisorsHow Erin has managed to take care of more than 500 orphans in ZambiaWhy Erin says you have to write out your goals in order to achieve themAnd more!Tune in for the first part of this series with Erin Botsford, founder, CEO and Barron’s Top 100 Advisor!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | The Advisor Authority | Elite Advisor Training Program | Erin Botsford Guest bio: Erin Botsford, CFP™ is The Advisor Authority™Having spent 30 years in the financial services business and achieving at the highest levels (Barron’s Top 100 in all categories – Independent, Advisor and Women Advisor), Erin sold her business in 2017 in a successful exit, a step most advisors want to achieve at the end of their careers.Today she is the creator of the Elite Advisor Success System™ a system that teaches advisors how to quickly grow their businesses exponentially and build firms that have all the elements needed for a future succession or exit. Her program delivers the 5 keys to business success in easy to understand modules and in less than six months, advisors can learn what might otherwise take them decades to figure out on their own. Erin believes in the power of “modeling” and allows advisors to simply copy her success blueprint. Erin is also the author of two books, Seven Figure Firm, How to Build A Financial Services Business that Grows Itself and The Big Retirement Risk: Running out of Money Before You Run out of Time.With 30 years of field experience and an authentic personal story, she can relate to advisors at all levels. An international speaker, Erin shares her 30 years of wisdom at industry conferences worldwide. To find out more, check out www.erinbotsford.com.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Ann Senne, Head of Advice & Solutions, RBC Wealth Management - U.S.
In financial services, the client base is diverse in economic status, gender, and background, and it’s important to remember that the workforce should represent that as well. In this episode, Christine Shaw spoke with Ann Senne, head of advice and solutions, about her experience with economic and gender diversity in financial services. Ann shares her path to leadership at RBC Wealth Management - U.S. and explains why she is passionate about educating future generations about the importance of female representation in the industry. In this episode, you will learn:How Ann got her start in financial servicesWhy Ann believes male allies are so important for females in the industry—and how her’s was instrumental in a major promotion in her careerAnn’s thoughts on the conception that you need to have wealth in order to advise others on their financial situationHow biases play into hiring processes—and how to combat those biasesAnd more!Tune in to learn from Ann Senne, head of advice and solutions at RBC Wealth Management - U.S. about economic and gender diversity in financial services!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | RBC Wealth Management - U.S. | Ann SenneGuest bio: Ann is an energetic and compassionate leader focused on unlocking the potential of each employee to fuel enterprise growth, innovation and success. As head of the RBC Wealth Management – U.S. Advice & Solutions group, she is responsible for designing the financial planning experience for the firm’s 1,900 financial advisors, delivering comprehensive and competitive solutions and equipping advisors with practice management, training and support to best serve their clients. Given the firm’s focus on digitally enabled, holistic, goals-based advice, the work of Ann’s team is integral to the firm’s overall success.Ann draws from more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, where she has held several leadership roles, including the head of client experience and head of managed solutions for RBC’s Global Wealth Management division. In addition, she was senior vice president, head of product at U.S. Bank and served as chief operating officer at LoCorr Fund Management. Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and an MBA in finance and strategic management from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She earned a CPA designation and completed the Securities Industry Institute program at Wharton in 2010.A leader committed to teamwork, mentoring and collaboration, Ann serves on RBC’s Diversity Leadership Council and as executive sponsor of the firm’s newly formed women’s employee resource group. She’s also a mentor in RBC’s Diverse Perspectives Mentoring Program and in Money Management Institute’s (MMI) Gateway to Leadership Program. In her community, Ann currently serves on the board of the Minneapolis nonprofit WithAll, working to increase prevention of eating disorders, support recovery and promote legislative change. She previously served on the board and as treasurer of the Minneapolis nonprofit Tubman, focused on people dealing with relationship violence, substance abuse and other trauma.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Wendy Hartman, President, Buckingham Strategic Wealth
It’s important to remember that there is no perfect playbook for female leadership. Instead, drive yourself and your career forward with grit and perseverance, and the mindset of intentionality and empowerment. In this episode, Christine Shaw speaks with Wendy Hartman, president of Buckingham Strategic Wealth, one of the largest RIAs in financial services. Wendy shares her path to holding a role in the company that is most typically held by a man and explains the importance of work/life balance as a leader in business, but also as a wife and mother of two boys.In this episode, you will learn:Why Wendy had a male mentor who helped her to grow into her leadership positionThe importance of grit and perseverance as a leader to invest in yourself and your careerThe steps that Buckingham Strategic Wealth has taken to empower female employees at all levelsWhy it’s important to be intentional with your timeAnd more!Tune in to hear from Wendy Hartman, President of Buckingham Strategic Wealth!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | Buckingham Strategic Wealth | Wendy HartmanGuest bio: As president of Buckingham Strategic Wealth, Wendy Hartman is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the firm by working with the board of directors and our advisory department leaders to oversee and implement goals and team plans to achieve our firm’s strategic priorities. She is charged to ensure the effective delivery of our overall client experience in conjunction with our advisor experience. Her leadership of the firm is not a responsibility she takes lightly. After decades of serving as a wealth advisor, she understands firsthand the power and reward of watching clients, their children and sometimes grandchildren meet their financial goals. She is proud to lead a firm that safeguards so many financial futures and allows clients to spend their time enjoying life and fulfilling their dreams that matter most.Wendy began her career here as a wealth advisor, specializing in collaborating with families across multiple generations to preserve their legacy and pass on the values that made them successful to their future generations. Before taking the reins of the entire Buckingham experience, she most recently served as a managing director for Buckingham, with oversight of our client service and client development departments. Her time as both an advisor and director helped afford her unparalleled experience and insight for her current role as the firm’s leader.Before joining Buckingham in 2010, Wendy was a strategic advisor with Enterprise Trust Company. She served as a portfolio analyst with First Banks, Inc. and an equity analyst with Bank of America Capital Management.She holds an MBA from Saint Louis University and a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. Wendy also holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation. She recently accepted a three year-term as a member of the Midwest NAPFA Board. She is a lifelong resident of St. Louis, where she lives with her husband and two sons.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Tiffanie Gray, First Vice President, Branch Manager, Greenwich, CT, Wells Fargo Advisors
One of the best mindsets to have is to discover how your uniqueness can become a competitive advantage in moving up the ladder as a female leader in financial services.In this episode, Christine Shaw speaks with Tiffanie Gray, first vice president and branch manager in Greenwich, CT for Wells Fargo Advisors. Tiffanie shares her experience as a woman and person of color in financial services, explaining that she is often the only woman in rooms (and Zoom meetings) full of men. In this episode, you will learn:How Tiffanie has uncovered her self-confidence and self-worthHow Tiffanie’s geographic location has changed her peers’ attitude on her work ethicThe importance of mentorship in Tiffanie’s careerThe importance of spotlighting the successes of women in financial servicesAnd more!Tune in to learn how to channel Tiffanie’s confidence in your uniqueness as an asset to you in business!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | Wells Fargo Advisors - Greenwich, CT | Tiffanie GrayGuest bio: Tiffanie Gray is the Branch Manager for the Greenwich, Connecticut office of Wells Fargo Advisors. She has been in the financial services industry for 15 years and joined Wells Fargo Advisors in 2017 as the Associate Market Manager in Dallas, TX. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Advisors, she spent five years at UBS Financial Services where she held several positions; Complex Operations Manager, Regional Operations Processing Center Manager and Market Administrative Officer. Prior to joining UBS, Tiffanie spent eight years on the institutional side of the business. Originally from Texas, she started her career in 2005 as an Account Executive for Banc of America Securities Prime Brokerage in Dallas servicing start up Hedge Funds in the Southwest. Three years later, Tiffanie moved to New York and became a Relationship Manager for BNP Paribas Prime Brokerage where she serviced Hedge Funds in the New York Metro area. After five years with BNP Paribas, Tiffanie decided to move into Wealth Management and accepted the role of Complex Operations Manager with UBS.Tiffanie currently holds the 7, 63, 66, 9, 10 & 24 registrations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of 100 Women in Finance and The Association of African American Financial Advisors.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
Mimi Nguyen, Co-Founder, Mana Search
Finding the perfect work-life balance was difficult even before people were working from home. Now, more than ever, employees are walking a fine line to balance their work with their families, education, and home life.In this episode, Christine Shaw speaks with Mimi Nguyen, co-founder of Mana Search, about how Mimi balances her career in FinTech with parenting, pursuing a PhD and teaching in a MA program at Central Saint Martins University in London, England. Mimi shares her personal experience and the steps that her company takes to help headhunters build diverse teams in financial services. In this episode, you will learn:The path that Mimi took when it came to starting her career — and how it has shiftedWhat Mana Search does to help companies build diverse and innovative teamsWhy company culture is so important when it comes to hiring practices, and how this has changed amid COVID-19The importance of setting boundaries for your work-life balanceAnd more!Tune in to hear this conversation with Mana Search co-founder Mimi Nguyen!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | Mana Search | Mimi NguyenGuest bio: With 10 years in the industry and a background in tech consulting at Accenture and the Boston Consulting Group, Mimi Nguyen is the co-founder of Mana Search R&D Mana Labs and an Associate Lecturer of MA Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins. Mimi is also a PhD candidate at Imperial College London, Faculty of Engineering and Royal College of Art. Mimi's research explores cross-functional remote teams and how we can increase creativity and innovation, as well as team productivity in a virtual world of work. The study on socio-cognitive aspects of online collaboration aims at finding a solution, leveraging natural language processing from machine learning, to improve the way we communicate and build better teams. Mimi's research at Imperial College London explores diverse teams and leveraging creativity and innovation, as well as team productivity in a virtual world of work.Mimi is also a co-host of Searching For Mana podcast - interviewing some of the leading and influential men and women in the FinTech industry.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Michelle McDonough, Chief Operating Officer, Trillium Asset Management
Having the right mentor (or mentors) is crucial for cultivating successful female leadership.In this episode, Christine Shaw speaks with Michelle McDonough, Chief Operating Officer at Trillium Asset Management. With 10 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry, Michelle explains the importance of having strong mentors and allies in your corner, and how she gives back as a mentor to others in the field (and on the football field). In this episode, you will learn:How Michelle got her start in financial servicesHow her background in sports helped Michelle to overcome imposter syndromeWho Michelle considers to be her mentors, professionally and personallyThe importance of having diverse leadership to attract talentThe ways that Trillium gives back to its employees and communityHow Michelle’s involvement with the Boston Renegades football team has shaped her perspectiveAnd more!Tune in to hear from Trillium Asset Management’s Michelle McDonough about why her success matters!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | Trillium Asset Management | Michelle McDonough | Boston RenegadesGuest bio: Michelle McDonough joined Trillium as the Chief Operating Officer in 2010 and is responsible for all non-investment related activities at the firm. She has more than 20 years’experience in financial services and has spent a significant part of her career running compliance, IT, trading and managing client services. She began her career at Adams Harkness & Hill in 1999, working on both the broker dealer and asset management division.She is on the board of The Exchange, a financial services networking organization focused on sharing of best practices for compliance, technology, and operations. Michelle serves on the Board of Ambassadors for the Home For Little Wanderers, where she has been active in raising money for the annual Generous Masters Golf Tournament. She is also actively involved in managing the Boston Renegades, a semiprofessional woman’s tackle football team in Boston. Michelle holds a B.A. from Salem State College.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Ida Liu, Head of Citi Private Bank North America
The most successful female leaders are those who are unafraid to take risks and showcase their passion in their life and career. In this episode, Christine Shaw speaks with Ida Liu, Head of Citi Private Bank North America, as Ida shares the path that led her to her position at Citi. Ida explains how following her passion has helped her to break the glass ceiling, as well as the bamboo ceiling, as a successful Asian-American woman in the financial industry. In this episode, you will learn: Why Ida took the risk to leave financial services early in her career to pursue a role in fashion — and how she has merged the two worlds togetherWhy Ida has a diverse group of mentorsThe importance of metrics for actionable progressCiti’s commitment to closing the racial equity gap How “risky” moves can be the most important moves to make to further your careerHow Ida pursues her passion for helping women succeed outside of the workplaceAnd more!Tune in to learn more about Ida Liu, Head of Citi Private Bank North America!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | Ida Liu | Citi Private Bank - DiversityGuest bio: Ida Liu is the Head of Citi Private Bank North America and a member of the Private Bank Global Leadership Team. Ida has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with a proven track record of delivering results, developing and executing strategy and building exceptional teams. Ida leads the Private Banking activities in 25 offices across the United States and Canada and delivers robust global, wealth management solutions to ultra-high net worth and high net worth clients, family offices, global clients and foundations & endowments. Ida and team are focused on deepening and acquiring new client relationships and delivering firm wide Citi solutions. Additionally, Ida sits on the Citi Women Steering Committee, Citi’s global strategy to focus on the advancement of women. Prior to being named Head of North America, Ida was Citi Private Bank’s Global Market Manager for New York, and under her leadership, the New York business experienced double-digit growth year after year. Prior to being the Global Market Manager for New York, Ida founded Citi Private Bank’s North America Asian Clients Group. She started her career at Citi Private Bank in 2007 by launching and heading the Fashion, Retail and Entertainment Group. Before joining Citi, Ida was at Vivienne Tam, a women’s wear design house, where she was Global Head of Sales, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Development. Prior to this, Ida spent seven years in investment banking with Merrill Lynch’s mergers and acquisitions, and technology, media and telecommunications investment banking groups in New York and Hong Kong. She started her career in mergers and acquisitions at BT Wolfensohn (now Deutsche Bank). In 2020, the American Banker awarded Ida as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance and Barron’s recognized Ida as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance. She is also a 2015 Crain’s 40 Under 40, 2014 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, 2014 Financial Times Top 100 Advisors, 2011 Top 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business, 2011 Honoree for the Women’s Venture Fund and 2010 Emerging Leader Award from the National Association of Asian MBAs. Additionally, Ida is a member of The Committee of 100 (C100) and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). She previously served as a Board Member for Wellesley College Alumnae Association, Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Group, Volunteers of America and as an Advisor to Asia Foundation’s Lotus Circle. Ida is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and has been a featured speaker at many industry events. Ida holds a BA with honors from Wellesley College, a Merrill Lynch Executive MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Kennedy School Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and conversant in Italian and Russian.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Special Episode - A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
In the words of InvestmentNews Special Projects Editor Liz Skinner, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived her life shattering glass ceilings, but the “notorious” academic, lawyer, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice spent the balance of her career trying to equalize the decks for American women.In this special episode, InvestmentNews’ Christine Shaw and Liz pay tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, discussing her legal wins in the country’s highest court before she herself was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993. In this episode, you will learn:The widespread impact that RBG had in legislative changes, even before being appointed to the Supreme CourtHow RBG’s fight for equal rights in financial matters shaped the way that advisers should work with couplesThe importance of continuing RBG’s legacy in fighting for equal rights of the sexesAnd more!Tune in to hear Christine and Liz’s conversation to honor the life of one of America’s most influential women!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | Liz Skinner | InvestmentNews Article: RBG gave women the keys to financial security and freedom by Liz Skinner
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Laura Gregg, Director of Practice Management and Advisor Research, FlexShares ETFs
Constant education and evolution are keys to having a successful career in financial services. In this episode, Christine Shaw speaks with Laura Gregg, Director of Practice Management and Advisor Research at FlexShares ETFs about her experience with education and how being open to constantly evolving has shaped her leadership qualities throughout her career. Laura also explains how she got her start in financial services (hint: she didn’t have a financial background), and why her commitment to continued education has been instrumental in moving her career forward.In this episode, you will learn: Why a boss’s refusal of Laura’s resignation shaped her future career pathHow Laura has overcome imposter syndrome throughout her careerWhy Laura considers a 10-year research project to be her “fourth child”What additional education Laura has taken throughout her careerAnd more!Tune in to hear from FlexShares’ Laura Gregg about her continued education throughout her extremely successful career in financial services!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | FlexShares | Laura Gregg | The Flexible Advisor
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Lisa Kirchenbauer, Founder and President, Omega Wealth Management and Raef Lee, Managing Director, SEI
Collaboration in the industry is absolutely critical in order to increase the number of females who join — and stay in — financial services. In this episode, Christine Shaw dives into the topic of collaboration with two special guests: Lisa Kirchenbauer, founder and president of Omega Wealth Management, and Raef Lee, managing director for Independent Advisor Solutions at SEI. Lisa and Raef have been working together for 15 years, and the collaboration between their two organizations has been instrumental in improving female successes in the industry. In this episode, you will learn: How Lisa and Raef collaborate and the benefits that come from their partnershipWhat steps Omega Wealth Management and SEI are taking to support female employeesWhat unique characteristics female advisers can bring to the tableThe role of technology in collaboration — and what has changed during COVID-19Why you should focus on values-based investing when it comes to women and Millennials And more!Tune in to hear from Lisa Kirchenbauer and Raef Lee about how collaboration in the industry helps with Her Success!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | Omega Wealth Management | Lisa Kirchenbauer | SEI | Raef LeeGuest Bios:Lisa Kirchenbauer graduated from Stanford University with honors in International Relations and is an active music parent (band and orchestra!), skier and hiker. Lisa resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and three (including twins almost-in-college and one almost-finished-college) boys. She is involved in building a financial education program for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and currently volunteering time to support families facing the financial challenges of cancer through the Foundation of Family Financial Planning. Over the years, she has held numerous leadership roles in various local professional communities.Raef Lee serves as the Managing Director and head of New Services and Strategic Partnerships for Independent Advisor Solutions by SEI. In this role, he is responsible for the identification of new services and markets for Independent Advisor Solutions. He defines new product offerings for advisors, either by partnering with companies or shepherding the requirements into our development teams. In addition, Raef identifies ways for our innovative business model to be leveraged in new markets. Raef also serves as the technology contributor for SEI’s Practically Speaking blog. Raef joined SEI in 2002 as part of the SEI Wealth Platform. He developed the roadmap for the platform, as well as facilitated its releases and coordinated the requirements gathering. In 2010, he moved to Independent Advisor Solution and was responsible for packaging and validating the new services the platform made possible with advisors.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Andina Anderson, Executive Managing Director, Envestnet Tamarac
Incorporating a culturally diverse workforce is critical for firms to have different perspectives and hard questions brought to the table by executives and employees that have widely disparate life experiences.In this episode, Christine Shaw speaks with Andina Anderson, Executive Managing Director of Envestnet Tamarac. Andina shares her early experiences as a top female executive in a historically male-dominated industry and explains how mentors helped to instill confidence in her as a leader. In this episode, you will learn:What financial wellness is and how technology can helpThe importance of diversity in the workplaceAbout the experiences that shaped Andina’s careerWhy having a mentor who has confidence in you is so importantDiversity initiatives that Envestnet supportsAnd more!Tune in to hear from Andina Anderson, Executive Managing Director of Envestnet Tamarac!Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | Envestnet | Andina AndersonGuest Bio: Andina Anderson has been in the financial industry since 1999. Prior to Envestnet Tamarac, she worked for Ragen MacKenzie as an Institutional Equity Sales Trader. Andina has been with Tamarac since February of 2006 when she was brought in to lead client support. Her efforts have led to the creation of the client implementation process and the support structure for the company. Her contributions also include the design of a number of key Tamarac software features and input into a new user interface founded on client feedback. She has been instrumental in building Tamarac's Consulting services.Anderson holds a B.A. with double concentration in Marketing and Finance from the University of Washington, an M.B.A. from the University of Adelaide (Australia) and is Vice President of the Seattle Security Trader’s Association.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Monica O’Reilly, Vice Chair, U.S. Financial Services Industry Leader, Deloitte
The experiences that have shaped your life and career will also shape your leadership style. In this episode, Christine Shaw speaks with Monica O’Reilly, the Vice Chair, U.S. Financial Services Industry Leader at Deloitte. Monica is the first woman to hold this prestigious role in the company’s 175-year history. Monica talks about how inflection points in her life have shaped her mindset, and what initiatives are in place to ensure diversity at Deloitte.In this episode, you will learn:How Monica’s young life shaped her as a female leaderWhy Monica believes it’s her responsibility to help shape the path for future women in financial servicesWhat initiatives are in place at Deloitte to promote a diverse workplace The attributes of inclusive leadershipWhat human-centered capitalism is and why Monica believes it’s the future of financial servicesAnd more!Tune in to hear from Monica O’Reilly about her experience as a trailblazer for women in financial services.Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | Deloitte Financial Services Division | Monica O’Reilly
25 minutes | 4 months ago
Renée Baker, Head of Private Client Group Advisor Inclusion Networks, Raymond James
In order to create a truly diverse financial industry, companies must implement programs and hold themselves accountable for creating an environment that appeals to women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. In part two of this mini-series about racial equality in the workplace, Christine Shaw speaks with Renée Baker, Head of Private Client Group Advisor Inclusion Networks at Raymond James. Renée details the steps that Raymond James is taking to create an inclusive workplace for employees and shares her own experience with the changes that have come in the last few decades in financial services. In this episode, you will learn:What steps Raymond James is taking to create a diverse and inclusive workplaceWhy it’s important to speak to women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community who are looking to enter the industryWhat changes to diversity the financial industry has seen in the last two decadesThe importance of mentorship and sponsorship and the difference between the twoAnd more!Tune in to hear from Renée Baker, Head of PCG Advisor Inclusion Networks at Raymond James about her experience with diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Guest Bio: Renée Baker is Head of PCG Advisor Inclusion Networks at Raymond James, providing corporate support and leadership for the Women Financial Advisors Network, Black Financial Advisors Network, and Financial Advisors Network. In her role, she focuses on increasing representation of diverse advisors within the firm and the industry as a whole, working closely with Raymond James PCG Education & Practice Management
25 minutes | 5 months ago
George Nichols III, President and CEO, The American College of Financial Services
If you want to create a workplace environment that allows females to flourish, it starts with equality-driven core values of the employees within your business, even before hiring takes place. In part one of this mini-series about racial equality in the workplace, Christine Shaw speaks with George Nichols III, president and CEO of The American College of Financial Services. George shares his experience being raised by strong women and how that has shaped his attitude towards female opportunity and empowerment in the financial services industry. George then guides listeners through steps firms can take to advocate for the successful women of color within their businesses and ensure their voices are heard across the industry. In this episode, you will learn:- How George’s upbringing shaped his mindset on female leadership- The practices that George has implemented to break down barriers for female employees- The difference between a mentor and a sponsor — and which one you should focus on finding- Why you should review marketing materials and job postings from a female perspective- And more!Tune in to hear from George Nichols why Her Success Matters!Guest biography: George Nichols III currently serves as the 10th President and CEO in the storied history of The American College of Financial Services. He takes inspiration from founder Solomon S. Huebner’s pioneering vision in 1927, while empowering The College to usher in the next century of excellence. A life of private sector experience and public service brought Nichols to The College, where he shares its commitment to benefit society by educating and influencing the financial services profession.Resources: InvestmentNews | Christine Shaw | The American College of Financial Advisors | George Nichols
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Mindy Diamond, Founder, President and CEO, Diamond Consultants
Recruiting and consulting powerhouse Mindy Diamond joins Christine Shaw on this episode of Her Success Matters to discuss how female CEOs can empower the next generation of women advisers to step into leadership roles. To start, Mindy and Christine tackle what it’s like finding the ideal work-life balance as female CEOs with husbands and children and debunk what “having it all” really means for women in the workplace. With women controlling more wealth in the U.S. than ever before, Mindy shares her pieces of recruiting advice to bring in more female advisers to your firm’s staff, as well as how to retain female talent. Finally, the duo discusses ways females in the c-suite can manage impostor syndrome before diving into why women need to feel comfortable asking for help while giving themselves permission to step into greatness.
30 minutes | 6 months ago
Angela Pecoraro, CEO, Advicent
Advicent, an independent company based in Milwaukee, provides financial planning tools to the wealth management industry. It's CEO, Angela Pecoraro, shares the story of her 17 year career, and how her curiosity, her confidence, paying it forward, and having a key mentor were so critical to her success.
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