FARE Named a Finalist in the WealthManagement.com 2024 Industry Awards for DEI Category

The Financial Alliance for Racial Equality (FARE) is honored to announce it was named a Finalist in the WealthManagement.com 2024 Industry Award (the “Wealthies”) in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion category for its HBCU Student Conference. 

HBCU Live, an annual FARE conference, is the top networking event for diverse professionals entering financial services. It features expert-led breakout sessions, a career fair, and networking sessions with FARE firms, industry partners, and HBCU representatives.

“We’re honored to receive this prestigious award from WealthManagement.com,” said Nicole Ridley, Head of Operations at FARE. “This recognition underscores our team’s hard work and dedication in fostering diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry, and we remain committed to supporting and uplifting the next generation of diverse financial professionals.”

Now in its tenth year, the WealthManagement.com Industry Awards is the only awards program to honor outstanding achievements by companies, organizations, and individuals that support financial advisor success. A panel of industry leaders, led by WealthManagement.com’s David Armstrong, selected the finalists, recognizing the firms and individuals who brought innovative solutions to the market that impact financial advisors’ daily activities. Winners will be announced at a gala and awards ceremony in New York City on September 5th.

“The Industry Awards are a beacon, illuminating the trailblazers and innovators who are shaping the future of the financial services industry,” said David Armstrong, director of editorial strategy and operations. “They serve as a leading indicator of future activity and as a barometer for the dynamic ecosystem of companies and organizations that empower, support, and enable advisor success who are driving the industry forward.” 

About FARE

FARE is a coalition of financial services firms, industry-leading organizations, and HBCUs working diligently to attract more Black students and professionals to the financial services industry. Our mission is to increase racial diversity, drive greater equity, and foster inclusion within the financial services industry and the communities it serves.

About WealthManagement.com

WealthManagement.com, an Informa business, provides everything wealth professionals need to know to stay knowledgeable about the industry, build stronger relationships, improve their practice, and grow their business. WealthManagement.com offers financial services organizations a broad array of marketing services designed to help them influence the industry’s leading audience of wealth management professionals.


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