Advisor Group says it will speak with “at least one qualified woman candidate” when filling slots for vice presidents and other top executives.
The group — which includes 5,000 independent advisors affiliated with FSC Securities, Royal Alliance Associates, SagePoint Financial and Woodbury Financial Services — adopted this policy as part of its the move to sign the Corporate ParityPledge, a program sponsored by Parity.org that aims to improve gender equality at the highest levels of business.
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“Advisor Group is proud to count seven women among its leadership team of 16 executives [or 43%], and also supports hundreds of successful female advisors nationwide,” said President and CEO Jamie Price.
“We appreciate the diverse and valuable perspectives these female professionals bring and, in signing the ParityPledge, solidify our commitment to advancing their inclusion and advancement in the workplace. Advisor Group stands firmly in its employees’ and its advisors’ corners.”