The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning said Wednesday that it has partnered with Rock the Street, Wall Street to promote financial planning careers to high school girls.
Rock the Street, Wall Street (RTSWS), a non-profit organization that uses the tagline: Moving Girls Forward in the Field of Finance, will help the CFP Board’s center boost the number of women CFP professionals by, in part, raising awareness of financial planning as a career.
Marilyn Mohrman-Gillis, executive director of the CFP Board Center, said that Rock the Street, Wall Street will help CFP Board “place CFP professionals in the classroom so that young women will not only gain insight into what financial planners do, but acquire valuable financial skills in the process.”
The partnership will feature CFP Board’s Women’s Initiative (WIN) Advocates – CFPs who will participate as mentors or instructors during five-week literacy-to-career programs for high school girls.
Mohrman-Gillis added that while financial planning can be “a creative and dynamic career for women… there’s an awareness problem. Girls cannot be what they cannot see.”