View presentations by our talented faculty members and leading industry professionals on issues relevant to women in today’s changing financial services industry.

Stand Up for Financial Literacy

Mary Quist-Newins interviews Sarah Spear, Director of Policy & Public Affairs for the AALU and Sarano Kelley, a financial advisor, motivational speaker, and life coach. The trio discuss the lack of financial literacy in the United States and the promotion of financial education. They note that there are educational needs on both sides of the table, and highlight the Stand Up for Financial Literacy Campaign.

Financial Planning During Divorce

Mary Quist-Newins speaks with divorce planning expert Christine Palmer Hennigan about the initial steps to take when entering divorce proceedings and the steps women, in particular, should take to protect their financial independence.

The Disparity Between Male and Female Producers

Gender stereotypes, career opportunities, and the advantages of a commission-based compensation system are addressed during this discussion featuring Mary Quist-Newins and Linda Mooney Norrie, the Director of Recruiting at the MassMutual Financial Group.

Examining the Selection Process

A panel of industry experts from The American College’s Women’s Leadership Academy discusses whether the selection process for male and female financial advisors should be the same or different. During the segment, three different aspects of the selection process are discussed in depth.

Being a Successful Female Producer

Kelly Decker, Agent and Representative with New York Life shares her thoughts with Mary Quist-Newins about the challenges and benefits of being a successful female life insurance producer.

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