LIFT University, a new program designed to bring women into the financial advisory field, was launched at the seventh annual Ladenburg Institute of Women & Finance Symposium. The event, held in Dallas, hosted more than 200 total attendees for networking, thought leadership and business development sessions targeted toward female advisors while also honoring excellence in the profession.
LIWF, which advocates innovative ways to increase the number of women in the independent financial advice space, also supports the professional growth of female advisors through educational programs on best practices for serving clients, managing teams and growing their businesses.
LIFT University brings female business students and daughters of Ladenburg IAB-affiliated financial advisors who are considering careers in the financial advice profession to the symposium, providing travel and lodging costs and pairing them with experienced female advisors for the duration of the event. The goal is to help them gain exposure to critical industry concepts, begin building professional networks and develop an inside perspective on a career in financial advice.