February 2024


Upcoming FARE Events & Initiatives

Attend FARE’s March Webinar to discover your path in the financial services industry

Join us as we uncover the diverse opportunities within the financial services industry! You’ll hear from experienced professionals who will share their success stories and provide valuable insights on essential development skills, pivot strategies, and the significance of cultural fit for a rewarding career in financial services.

FARE Students - You’re Invited! Apply now to be a part of our HBCU Mentorship Program!

FARE is seeking college sophomores, juniors, and seniors from our member HBCUs to apply for our one-year mentorship program, which will launch on April 15, 2024. A key learning from our R.I.S.E. Research underscored the importance of investing in Black talent through comprehensive mentorship programs that offer diverse support. Our program is designed to empower Black professionals seeking to enter the financial services industry with career growth and professional development opportunities.

Preferred Majors

This opportunity is beneficial for students studying business, economics, finance, IT, marketing, and communications.

Application Instructions & Deadline

To apply, please complete the application by Friday, March 15, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact info@thefare.org.


Save the Date for HBCU Live 2024!

FARE will host the third annual in-person HBCU Live event at Howard University on September 17-18. This year’s event will feature a career fair and breakout sessions for HBCU students, alums, and Black professionals looking to explore opportunities available in the financial services industry. FARE firms, industry partners, and HBCUs are invited to send representatives to the event to network with attendees.

Stay tuned for more details!

FARE News & Updates

FARE in the Media

Several FARE Members recently penned media articles related to Black History Month:

Thank you for honoring Black History Month with FARE

Throughout February, we celebrated the remarkable achievements of Black trailblazers within the financial services industry. Their contributions continue to pave the way for a more diverse and inclusive future for the next generation of leaders.

Don’t let the celebrations end on February 29! We encourage you to use your networks to continue engaging in productive discussions about the importance of financial education and how it can empower Black communities.

The 2024 Diversitas Symposium offered students, career influencers, and wealth management leaders a unique chance to collaborate and innovate on ways to boost diversity in our industry.

Pictured: Aiyisha Adams, Moderator, Vice President – Advisor Engagement, Osaic; Luis Rosa, panelist, Founder-Financial Planner, Build a Better Financial Future LLC; Morae Metcalf, panelist, AVP – Human Resources, Cambridge

Click below to view highlights shared by our panelists and all presenters.

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