In its fifth year, the InvestmentNews Women to Watch recognition program is honoring 22 female financial advisers and industry executives who are advancing the financial advice industry.

These leaders are willing to share their expertise with others in the business, especially other women, and to give back to their communities. The 2019 Women to Watch list was chosen by an InvestmentNews selection committee out of hundreds of nominations.

Please enjoy their stories that highlight their accomplishments and their challenges and describe the exciting paths they took while building successful careers in the male-dominated financial services industry.

Are there women you know, maybe even at your firm or organization, who have done the same? If so, tell us about their efforts next June when we open nominations for the 2020 Women to Watch program.

– Liz Skinner, special projects editor, InvestmentNews

InvestmentNews gathered many of its 2019 Women to Watch class in San Francisco in October to discuss how the industry can better support women in the financial advice business. Credit: Ryan Johnson