Edward Jones is deeply invested in partnering for positive impact to improve the lives of our clients and colleagues and better our communities. As part of our diversity, equity and inclusion goals, we encourage and support honest dialogue in our workplaces as a tool to build empathy and common understanding. In the spirit of working together towards change, Edward Jones is sponsoring three events that provide opportunities for courageous conversations and career advancement.
Women’s Adviser Summit
November 3, 2021 – Naples FL
Investment News will host the Women’s Adviser Summit to support financial investors in successfully serving clients across multiple generations. Edward Jones’ Vanessa Okwuraiwe will participate in a panel discussion focused on how firms need to recruit diverse colleagues by removing racial and gender barriers, providing mentoring resources, and offering equal promotion opportunities. Okwuraiwe is a member of the firm’s strategic team, with a focus on developing and sustaining an inclusive and supportive corporate environment.
Invest in Women Conference
November 10 – 11, 2021 – Virtual
Financial Adviser magazine will host Invest in Women, featuring thought-provoking conversations, with tools to empower female advisors as they grow their businesses. Speakers include Maddy Dychtwald, co-founder of Age Wave, the world’s leader in understanding and addressing the far-reaching impacts of our aging population. Dychtwald – who is sponsored by Edward Jones for this engagement – will discuss how financial advisors can help clients plan holistically for the “new retirement” which is impacted by powerful forces like longer life expectancy, growing health and wealth inequities, an alarming absence of financial preparation and unexpected events like the COVID-19 pandemic.
CFP Board Diversity Summit & Career Fair
November 17 – 19, 2021 – Virtual
The CFP Board, which sets and enforces the standards for financial planner certification, will host a lineup of conversations at its Virtual Diversity Summit. The event’s purpose is to help minorities build sustainable and successful financial planning businesses, with leaders offering insight on how firms plan to recruit, onboard and retain the next generation of financial advisors. Edward Jones will have a virtual career fair booth giving recruiters the opportunity to connect with event participants.
Read our Five-Point Commitment to address racial disparities and positively impact opportunities for people of color.