Focused on the Future Podcast


In the latest episode of the new podcast series, Focused on the Future, veteran industry leader Suzanne Siracuse talks with Kristi Rodriguez, Senior Vice President of The Nationwide Retirement Institute, about redefining retirement, appealing to the Gen Z investor and an innovative approach to introducing the financial services industry to diverse students.

Specifically, Kristi discusses:

  • Taking a “safety first” approach when it comes to retirement income
  • How to best serve Gen Z’ers
  • What and Who inspired her to spearhead the creation of The Financial Alliance for Racial Equity
  • A program, that actually works in recruiting diverse talent to the financial services industry

Find a variety of resources for financial professionals at
Resources for working with diverse clients
Nationwide Advisor Advocate blog:
Learn more about the Financial Alliance for Racial Equity at

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