With representation being top of mind in 2020, companies are reconsidering the makeup of their workforces and their retirement plan committees.
Successful advisers say mentorship is a key to solving the industry’s clear and present diversity problem.
Speakers and attendees at the event, which drew some 200 leading female advisers from across Edward Jones, emphasized the importance of mentorship and providing a robust support structure for new advisory professionals.
The LIFT University program encourages women in college to learn about the financial adviser profession, connecting them with experienced mentors and recruiting opportunities.
In order to remain relevant, speakers said, the retirement plan industry must become more diverse.