Women in Wealth Management
An extraordinary initiative for women interested in a career in wealth and asset management
Led by successful and celebrated women leaders in the industry, the mission of Women in Wealth Management is to create awareness , educate, and support women in the wealth and asset management industry.
- Often, women are not aware of the wide range of career opportunities offered within the industry. We shine a spotlight on a multitude of roles that seek unique, specialized skill sets, including some of the lesser-known areas that help this industry operate and thrive.
- We want women to experience the rewards of the industry. We are also on a mission to clear up any misconceptions! The fact is, wealth management professionals help people plan and save to meet their financial goals and prepare for the future. It really is a noble profession.
- Women in Wealth Management continually posts fresh content—white papers, blogs, podcasts and articles—all targeted specifically to women who are interested in learning more about wealth management, and perhaps, will pursue a career in this rewarding industry.
- Women in Wealth Management provides an enriching mentorship program that matches college women mentees with dedicated industry professionals who are committed to informing, guiding and supporting their students. Mentees tell us they appreciate the focus on their unique priorities, the resources we provide, and the resume, LinkedIn and the interview preparedness they receive from their Women in Wealth Management mentors.
- Once the course is completed, women and men are invited to join a network where encouragement and empowerment are welcomed to help support the next generation succeed in this great industry.
Did You Know?
Women represent 18.1% of total financial advisor headcount. which equates to a 2.4 percentage-point increase from 15.7% in 2015.
The pace of change has been slow, but steady. This growth, although minor, is an encouraging indicator of progress.
*Cerulli Report - US Advisor Metrics 2020
For 58% of women advisors, at least half of their primary client contacts are women, compared to only one-third of men.
*Cerulli Report - US Advisor Metrics 2020
In 2019, women’s global representation on executive committees in major financial services firms was only 20%, up from just 16% in 2016.3
Head of the Women's Initiative, BlackRock
Vice President; Third Party Model Lead, Aladdin Wealth Tech at BlackRock
Eileen is responsible for the development of strategy and activation of partner firms across the third party model business as well as enlisting, educating, and driving adoption of BlackRock’s digital capabilities across the US. Specializing in the digital distribution tech working with Asset Managers, Strategists, Broker Dealers, TAMP’s and RIA’s.
Prior to joining BlackRock, she was responsible for deepening relationships with Asset Managers across the Envestnet suite of services, and ensuring that these managers have the tools, training and knowledge they need to be successful distributors throughout the Envestnet ecosystem. Her duties include identifying best-in-class managers for Envestnet’s platform, facilitating strategic engagement with asset managers and advocating industry best practices.
Eileen’s experience in Institutional Distribution and Business Development for U.S. Boston Capital Corp, Contravisory Investment Management, and Advisors Asset Management.
She received her BS in Finance from Bryant University and served roles such as President of Student Senate and Chair of the Regional Alumni Council both in New York and Massachusetts. Learn more>
“The Envestnet Institute on Campus, Women in Wealth Management initiative, is so important because despite women making up 51% of the U.S. population, out numbering men that graduate from college, and in the workforce – we hold only 21.9% of senior level positions in the wealth management industry.22 The only way to change this – is to educate and encourage more women to join us and pursue a career in the wealth management industry by making it a priority to help mentor and inspire the next generation of female leaders.”
Women in Wealth Management Mentorship Program
Now in it’s fifth year, the Women in Wealth Management mentoring program is for young women and men who have completed the requirements of the Envestnet On Campus program. The program is open to students who are planning to graduate in May 2023.
The objective of the Women in Wealth Management Mentoring program is to promote relationships between students interested in asset and wealth management with respected leaders in the industry. The rewards are mutually beneficial! In addition to the multitude of benefits our students gain from partnering with their mentor, our Women in Wealth Management professionals welcome the fresh perspectives and ideas from their students through reverse mentorship.
Companies with higher levels of gender diversity and with HR policies and practices that focus on gender diversity are linked to lower levels of employee turnover. 4
We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
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