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April 4, 2017 | Asset TV

Promoting and Retaining Diversity in Financial Services

By: Maya Chung

A lack of diversity in financial services persists even as U.S. demographics become increasingly heterogeneous. The American College of Financial Services' Jocelyn Wright sat down with Asset TV to explain why it's so important for the financial services profession to attract and retain diverse individuals, and how the industry is working to attain these goals.

April 4, 2017 | Black Enterprise

Scholarship Alert: The American College of Financial Services

By: Robin White Goode

The nation’s only nonprofit, accredited college devoted to financial services has begun a scholarship program with the goal of increasing the number of African American financial advisers. The scholarship fund is part of a larger effort to double the number of black financial advisers over the next decade.

March 31, 2017 | Pix 11 News

What is Going on with Women and Wall Street?

We have a movement going #beboldforchange. It is our time, there are very few of us women on Wall Street and we are trying to change that. What are the events that are causing all of this?

March 27, 2017 | PlanAdviser

Industry Leaders Aim To Increase Number of African American Advisers

By: John Manganaro

Even though African Americans make up about 13% of the United States population, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports they account for only about 7.6% of financial services practitioners. In response to this significant representation gap, several business and community leaders are leading efforts to change the face of the advisory industry into one more representative of the United States as a whole.

February 27, 2017 | Financial Advisor

Efforts Aim To Double Number Of African-American Advisors

By: Jerilyn Klien Bier

The big obstacles keeping African Americans from seeking careers in financial services are “an overall lack of awareness of the industry, not seeing many advisors who look like them, and not understanding this is a viable profession,” Jocelyn Wright tells Financial Advisor.

February 27, 2017 | PR Newswire

The American College Of Financial Services Launches Scholarship Fund To Help Close Racial Disparity In Profession

The American College of Financial Services, the nation's only non-profit, accredited college devoted to financial services, has launched a scholarship program aimed at increasing the number of African Americans in the financial services profession.  This fund is part of a broader coalition effort to double the number of African American financial advisors over the next decade.

February 6, 2017 | The Red Zone Leadership Foundation

Jocelyn Wright: Strengthening Financial Services Through Diversity

By: Maribeth Kuzmeski

On this episode of the podcast, Jocelyn Wright discusses her work to change the face of the financial services industry via outreach programs and scholarship initiatives that will attract young women and African Americans to the profession.

February 1, 2017 | Insurance News Net Magazine

Diversity in Financial Services: The Time Is Now

By: Jocelyn Wright

I have long contended, if our industry is to realize any significant change in the representation of women, that change must be driven from the top down. Our industry can take a lesson from two organizations that have made concerted efforts around diversity and are working to create a leadership pipeline for women and minorities.

December 29, 2016 | InvestmentNews

Top Minds in Financial Advice Share Their Resolutions for 2017

By: Liz Skinner

InvestmentNews polled the 2016 Women to Watch awardees and asked them to report their 2017 resolutions, both in their professional and personal lives.

December 22, 2016 | Reverse Mortgage Daily

How Reverse Mortgages Protect Women’s Retirement from Major Life Events

By: Alana Stramowski

Due to the fact that women live longer than men and that women still are only making 79 cents for every dollar men make, they have a more difficult time achieving retirement security. Even with statistics not in their favor, women do still have options when it comes to financially securing themselves as they age.

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