The Financial Services Institute said Tuesday that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Inroads, a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the professional success of young people from ethnically diverse backgrounds living in underserved communities.
Dale Brown, FSI’s president and CEO, announced the partnership with Inroads’ president and CEO, Forest Harper, at FSI’s OneVoice conference in Dallas.
“As the advocacy organization for the independent financial services industry, FSI is uniquely positioned to help address the underrepresentation of women and people of color within our space,” Brown said. “With this goal in mind, I look forward to teaming with our partners at Inroads to build the next generation of independent financial advisors and to increase diversity among the ranks of financial services executives.”
During a media roundtable Tuesday morning, Brown added that with its diversity and inclusion initiative and the Inroads partnership, “we have one clear goal at FSI, and that is, we have a great opportunity to increase the number of independent advisors who are people of color and women.”