The Evolution of Women in Finance

Today’s episode of Women Rocking Wall Street features Ellen Lander, principal of Renaissance Benefit Advisors Group. As a 401(k) geek myself, I’m thrilled to talk with a woman who’s a true leader in the industry—she’s been named among Planadviser magazine’s Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers of the Year and was even one of the top five finalists for the 2014 award. Ellen has worked on both the provider and advisor side of the industry, beginning her career in an actuarial consulting firm. Today, she’s principal at a firm that advises over $1.5 billion in retirement plan assets.

Working in finance since “before the dinosaurs,” as Ellen puts it, she’s seen the industry evolve in many ways, especially when it comes to hiring women. Although our industry has come a long way since Ellen began her career, there’s still much to be done. Did you know women still only account for about 30 percent of financial advisors? You, too, can be a leader in helping the industry see women’s potential, just as Ellen has!

I hope you’ll find some useful insights in today’s episode of Women Rocking Wall Street. Feel free to leave comments below!

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