BRYN MAWR, Pa., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. In 2011, The College established the State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services, the first academic center of its kind advocating for the economic security of American women and promoting the advancement of women as producers and leaders within the financial services profession.
"We are proud to have been selected by InvestmentNews to be the official education partner of this exceptional event," said Center Director, Jocelyn Wright. "The Center for Women and Financial Services and the Women Adviser Summits share many of the same objectives, namely attracting more women to the profession, and helping them to build their practices and their confidence. Anything we can do to help enhance that effort is very important."
The one-day workshops will be held in three different cities: April 6 in Dallas, July 12 in Boston, and Nov. 10 in San Francisco. Some of the most influential female leaders and practitioners in the financial services field will share best practices on topics such as presenting and communicating with power, marketing strategies for acquiring new business, what to consider when buying or selling a practice and planning for women in transition.
"We are excited to partner with The American College on this important initiative and believe that advisers who invest through education will not only benefit themselves, but their clients and the industry as well," said Suzanne Siracuse, VP/Publisher of InvestmentNews.
It was also announced that The American College will award one scholarship to an eligible attendee at each of the three events. Scholarship recipients can enroll in one of The College's most popular designation programs: Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®), Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), or Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP®).
"Research has shown that advisers who continue their education and have designations do better building a practice and in their career," Wright said. "We are thrilled to be able to give a talented individual that opportunity."
To learn more about the InvestmentNews Women Adviser Summits, go to investmentnews.com/was.
About The American College of Financial Services
The American College of Financial Services is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927. The American College faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.
About The State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services
The American College State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services serves to promote the advancement of women in the financial services profession through research, education, and awareness. To learn more about the Center, visit WomensCenter.TheAmericanCollege.edu.
InvestmentNews is the leading information source for financial advisers. Through its weekly newspaper, website, webcasts, events and research reports, its mission is to educate, inform and engage the financial advice industry. To learn more about InvestmentNews, visit investmentnews.com.
SOURCE The American College