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Where are all the young women in financial services?

Well, this was the focus last week at the New York Women Advisors Forum. And consensus was there are not enough of them out there, especially in the room at high levels.

Yet, Deborah Doyle McWhinney, president of Citi Personal Banking and Wealth Management and keynote speaker at the forum believes the financial crisis of 2008 would never have happened if it had been Lehman Sisters instead of Lehman Brothers. (I’d like to hear the reaction of some of my readers to that statement!)

So is this to be the year of women in business? Many are betting on it and the afternoon session focused on how to make it happen…a panel addressed the opportunities for women in the financial services industry today stressing the need and the responsibility of women to mentor younger women in order to get and keep more women in the industry and to fill the top ranks.

Interested advisor women? See previous articles on Testimony for Women and RIAs and Firms Seeking More Talent – Diversity – and Women! and then give us a call; we have some available opportunities and would like to hear from you.