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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.

September 13, 2016 | The American College of Financial Services

Getting More Women into Financial Services: A Matter of Networking

The American College of Financial Services is proud to support two major upcoming events aimed at empowering female financial professionals: the Women in Insurance and Financial Services Conference scheduled for Oct. 19-21 in Chicago, and the InvestmentNews Women Adviser Summit on Nov. 10 in San Francisco.

August 18, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal

How Debt Boot Camp Can Help Clients

By: Jocelyn Wright

Tackling debt isn’t always easy, but it is a necessary step toward financial empowerment. That’s why I helped create a debt boot camp, first as part of my church and now through my firm, that brings groups of up to 10 people together around a similar goal and functions like a support group.

April 4, 2016 | Make It Better

9 Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet

By: Meghan Streit

You make a decent living, have a nice house and don’t have any debt. But yet, you still haven’t achieved the true financial freedom that comes with ample retirement savings, capital to support the philanthropic causes that are important to you, and wealth to pass on to your children and grandchildren.

March 14, 2016 | PR Newswire

The American College Named Education Partner Of Women Adviser Summits

The American College of Financial Services has been named the official education partner of the InvestmentNews Women Adviser Summits, a series of workshops aimed at empowering female financial professionals. The American College is a natural partner for the summits not only for its reputation as the leader in financial services education, but also for its commitment to the advancement of women within the profession.

February 1, 2016 | Insurance News Net Magazine

Americans Are Flunking Financial Literacy

By: Jocelyn Wright

Financial literacy has been a hot topic in the financial services industry for more than a decade, and with good reason. As financial professionals, we are constantly reminded that Americans have limited financial knowledge.

January 29, 2016 | Fox Business

Why Women Need to Save More...a Whole Lot More

By: Laura Lee

Women, listen up. It is not an equal playing field when it comes to money and retirement for men and women. Here’s the harsh reality: women earn about 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. Their earnings often peak out at an earlier age and women tend to opt out of the workforce sooner than men.

January 19, 2016 | NBC 10 News

Gauging the Financial Market

By: Vai Sikahema

Financial expert Jocelyn Wright gives advice and commentary on the current trends in U.S. financial markets.

December 17, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report

10 Investing Tips From Successful Women

By: Lou Carlozo

For all its versatility as a search engine, Google might as well be Mr. Google when it comes to finding women in the investment industry. "If you do a Google image search for a financial advisor, you will mainly see pictures of men – older, white men," says Jocelyn D. Wright. "Our industry has a real image problem."