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January 1, 2015 | Insurance News Net Magazine

Women of Color Seek a Seat at the Leadership Table

By: Jocelyn Wright

I have attended several conferences for women in the insurance and financial services industry over the past few months. They were great events that allowed women an exclusive opportunity to network, share ideas, and celebrate successes. I left feeling energized and empowered.

September 29, 2014 | Think Advisor

Seen and Heard: Get the Word Out to Get Women in the Industry

By: Danielle Andrus, Melanie Waddell, James J. Green

A 2012 report found companies with a gender-diverse board had a 42% higher return in sales, 66% greater return on invested capital, and 53% higher return on equity. A 2010 study found that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity had a 47% better average return on equity and 55% better average earnings before interest and tax.

September 22, 2014 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

2014 Women’s Leadership Academy Summit

The State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College hosted its third annual Women’s Leadership Academy Summit on June 3-5, 2014, at the Hyatt French Quarter in New Orleans, La. Enhancing the format from previous years, the 2014 WLA Summit featured not one but two learning tracks.

September 22, 2014 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Managing Leadership Transitions: Advice for Advisors Who Work With Women

By: Amy J. Katz, Lawrence L. Grypp

The landscape of leadership in family businesses is changing. As more young women graduate from college and seek professional work, many are turning to their family’s business as a place where they can develop their careers, assure financial  security and sustain the legacy of their family’s business into the next generation.

March 20, 2014 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Women’s Center Update

The State Farm Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College hosted its second Women’s Leadership Breakfast at the 2013 Knowledge Summit in Las Vegas. More than 100 female students from The College attended this inspirational event. The program was filled with great insight from some of our industry’s female leaders.

September 22, 2013 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Women’s Center Update

The State Farm Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College hosted its second annual Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) Summit April 17-19, 2013, at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. During the WLA Summit, participants engaged in coursework, listened to keynote speakers and panelists, and exchanged insightful ideas while networking with one another.

April 2, 2013 | The American College of Financial Services

Women's Leadership Academy Summit 2013

In an effort to provide aspiring female leaders with the tools they need to advance their careers, the State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College will be holding its second annual Women’s Leadership Academy Summit on April 17-19, 2013 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas

March 20, 2013 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

A Faculty Member’s Perspective of Change

By: Craig W. Lemoine

Financial Planning techniques and tools are constantly changing. Taxes, insurance products, compliance environments, investment options and risk measures are always in a state of flux. Recommendations used to help clients
meet their goals today must be constantly monitored, adjusted and occasionally discarded entirely to ensure client goals will be met in the future.

March 20, 2013 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Lizzie the Learner

By: Heather L. Davis

Nobel Prize-winning author William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” And often, in the insurance and financial services industry, when you meet an up-and-comer or rising star, you notice a difference in the dedication to his or her career. You see that spark.

March 20, 2013 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

The Financial Needs and Attitudes of Women of Color

By: Sandra Carr

The State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College has released a landmark report entitled The Financial Needs and Attitudes of Women of Color. The purpose of the study was to better understand the financial position, goals and concerns of women of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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