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September 1, 2016 | Insurance News Net Magazine

Mentors and Sponsors: We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers

By: Jocelyn Wright

As we explore strategies to address the scarcity of women in the financial services profession, the need for mentorship and sponsorship must be an important consideration. Mentors and sponsors differ in many respects, but both work toward the same result: helping you reach your career goals.

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.

August 10, 2016 | Financial Advisor

Addressing the Financial Needs of Millennial, Gen X and Boomer Women

By: Jocelyn Wright

Today women represent more than 50 percent of the U.S. population, make up the majority of college students (undergraduate and graduate) and continue to make progress in earnings and employment. Yet, despite these strides, how to address the financial needs of women remains largely unanswered by the financial services profession and its advisors.

May 3, 2016 | Financial Advisor

Women Advisors: How To Diversify The Advisor Practice

By: Dan Jamieson

There’s little argument the financial services industry needs more women advisors. The question is, how can it grow the ranks of women? Look for organizations to join and support and opportunities to connect with young people at high schools and colleges, said Jocelyn Wright.

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 18, 2016 | Investor's Business Daily

What Women Have To Offer As Financial Advisors

By: Margaret Price

On one hand, some women advisors claim a natural and enduring edge with women. Said advisor Jocelyn Wright, “We tend to be empathetic, good at listening to people and building relationships and having a level of patience that makes us uniquely qualified in this profession.”

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.

March 13, 2016 |

Taking Charge of Finance Can Help African Americans Retire

By: Erin E. Arvedlund

The Insight Center for Community Economic Development, a nonprofit in Oakland, CA, found that single women of color are the biggest group of Americans with either zero or negative net worth. "We want to help close the gap as much as possible. The way to do that is through education," said Wright.

March 3, 2016 | PR Newswire

The American College State Farm® Center For Women And Financial Services Names New Board Members

The American College State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services has named eight new members to its advisory board, adding an even deeper level of expertise to its mission of promoting the advancement of women in the financial services 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.