Pro-Growth Movement - Opportunities for Women
Pro-Growth describes our grassroots movement to support the 1,500 female advisors we have at MassMutual while creating a more inclusive environment that attracts new advisors and leaders.
These statistics from GAMA International* show why it’s time to move the needle:
- By 2020, two-thirds of consumer wealth in the U.S. will be controlled by women.
- Women control 50 percent of all private wealth.
- The number of women-owned businesses is growing at 1.5 times the national average.
- 87 percent of women want to work with a financial advisor, yet only 17 percent do.
Research also shows that women tend to excel at many of the skills this industry requires, such as building networks, fact-finding, listening, and showing empathy.**
This place is real. It’s our firm, right now. Our experience in helping women expand their practices has taught us a thing or two regarding what it takes to help elevate a business. For some it’s marketing support, for others its strategic business planning, advanced sales techniques, and having subject matter expertise at your fingertips. For just about everyone, it’s freedom and access to superior products, cutting edge technology, and marketplace differentiators like business planning tools and other specialty offerings.
It’s time to shelve the “it can’t be done” mentality. We strive to integrate innovation, collaboration and inclusion at levels. And we can’t wait to see the impact you will make with our support. On your terms.
Meet our firm’s female professionals!
- Teresa M. DeVries
- Anna Dinh
- Michele Ednock
- Cassandra Fishkin
- Charlene Flick
- Laureta Graffeo
- Aggie Lavelle
- Caren R. Levine
- Dianne Machinist
- Puja Patel
- Sophie Schroyer
- Victoria A. Sgroi
- Christine M. Topping
- Rachel Walter
*GAMA, General Agents and Managers Association, Foundation for Education and Research, 2015.
**Recruiting Women to the Advisor Career, vii, Falls Church, VA: GAMA Foundation for Education and Research.
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