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NAIFA Trustee Aprilyn Chavez-Geissler Featured in Upcoming DEI Webinar

By NAIFA on 12/2/22 1:17 PM

On December 6, NAIFA-National Trustee and Gateway Insurance and Financial Services Vice President Aprilyn Chavez-Geissler will be a featured speaker for the webinar "Beyond Sentiment: The Business Benefits of DEI," presented by Financial Planning magazine

The webinar will discuss how recent research can help you craft a strategy for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that is well-defined, driven by company leaders, and connected to business outcomes.

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Webinar Leaders
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NAIFA Leaders Ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell

By NAIFA on 10/27/22 11:09 AM

This month, NAIFA leaders attended the ringing of the Nasdaq opening bell. NAIFA-NM President Chad Cooper, MBA; NAIFA-National Trustee Aprilyn Chavez Geissler, LACP; and NAIFA-CA Past President Shane Westhoelter, AEP, CLU, LUTCF, LTCP, appeared in support of THRIVE, which aims to educate and activate 1 million Black and Latino investors to build wealth.

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders
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NAIFA Works on Multiple Fronts to Serve the Hispanic Population

By NAIFA on 9/15/22 2:44 PM

NAIFA is proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15. 

As the leading association for insurance and financial professionals in the United States, NAIFA promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of its NAIFA 2025 Strategic Plan, and strongly supports increasing opportunities for diverse professionals to join the profession and advance their careers in the insurance and financial services industry.  Through its decades-long Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative that is part of its strategic plan, NAIFA works to create a diverse force of skilled, ethical agents and advisors that reflects the changing composition of Main Street USA.

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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Upcoming DEI Webinar Features NAIFA Members Toni Gonzales and Kristen Hall Eskew

By NAIFA on 8/4/22 2:47 PM

On August 10, 2022, tune in for "DEI Success: From Making a Great Hire to Serving a Wider Audience."

Presented by InsuranceNewsNet, this special webinar will feature two NAIFA members: Toni L. Gonzales, MBA, LACP, VP of Sales at Ohio National Financial Services and VP of Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) and Kristen Hall Eskew, VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at OneDigital.

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Members Webinar
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The Coalition for Equity in Wholesaling Promotes Diversity in Insurance & Financial Services

By NAIFA on 7/26/22 10:00 AM

NAIFA is a proud member of the Coalition for Equity in Wholesaling (CEW), a group founded by Equitable to increase the number of diverse professionals in the role of insurance wholesaler. Wholesalers play an important role by building relationships with insurance and financial advisors and providing them with insurance and investment products that meet the specific needs of consumers. These partnerships are key to ensuring that all Americans have access to insurance and financial products, services, and advice. 

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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NAIFA Member Win Havir Promotes Diversity in California Broker Magazine

By Ronan Friend on 7/22/22 12:09 PM

What’s your money story? 

In California Broker, Win Havir, CPCU, CLF, LUTCF, LACP, tells her “money story” of growing up in East Los Angeles as the child of an immigrant. Her father, who immigrated from China as a child, would often say “We don’t have any money.” Havir talks about the effect this mantra had on her developing inner narrative, saying, “I was embarrassed and didn’t understand why we stood in line to get huge blocks of orange cheese, powdered milk, and a loaf of white bread.” However, this mindset helped her be empathetic and help others develop financial literacy. 

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Members Leaders
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NAIFA Hosts 7th Annual Diversity Symposium

By NAIFA on 5/23/22 10:26 AM

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) is pleased to return in-person for our NAIFA’s 7th Annual Diversity Symposium on May 23, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Presented by NAIFA’s Talent Development Center, NAIFA’s 7th Annual Diversity Symposium will focus on the importance of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the insurance and financial services industry to provide opportunities for financial security to all Americans.

Topics: Talent Development Center Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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Register Now for NAIFA's 7th Annual Diversity Symposium

By NAIFA on 5/5/22 10:26 AM

Don’t miss NAIFA’s 7th Annual Diversity Symposium on May 23, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Each year, NAIFA spotlights the importance of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the insurance and financial services industry to provide opportunities for financial security to all Americans.

This year’s event will take place on May 23, immediately followed by the kickoff of NAIFA’s 2022 Annual Congressional Conference. Join powerful industry DEI thought leaders for this free event.

Topics: Talent Development Center Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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Christopher Gandy and Brian Haney Win ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES Award

By Ronan Friend on 11/12/21 3:42 PM

Join us in congratulating Christopher L. Gandy and Brian Haney, winners of this year’s ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES Award in Diversity and Inclusion.

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award Winners
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NAIFA DEI Impact Week to Explore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Financial Services

By NAIFA on 3/23/21 3:11 PM

NAIFA’s 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Week is a virtual event featuring three days of programming, April 6-8. Presentations and discussions will focus on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion withing the insurance and financial industry and providing needed products, services, and advice to traditionally underserved communities.

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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