This is InvestmentNews’ sixth annual Women to Watch recognition program and we’re honoring 23 female financial advisers and industry executives who are advancing the financial advice industry.

These leaders share their experiences and expertise with others in the business — especially other women — and give back to their communities in spades. The 2020 Women to Watch honorees were chosen by an InvestmentNews selection committee out of hundreds of nominations.

Please enjoy these 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 2021 Women to Watch program.

– Liz Skinner, senior special projects editor, InvestmentNews