Growing up, my mother was the hardest working woman I knew. She was the rock of our family. After my father suffered from several heart attacks, the burden on my mom doubled. Her greatest stress was financial, driven by her fear of not having enough to provide for and protect her children. I delayed my college studies in order to work, contribute, and help my mother. It was my love for my mother and her tremendous courage that inspired me to build a career in the financial industry.
When I became a financial advisor, I naturally gravitated towards helping women. While the industry was focusing on men, I wanted to make working with women a priority. I wanted to be the advisor that my mother never had, who she could call upon for life’s daily financial stresses. I wanted to help the mother, the career woman, the trusting wife, or the woman who is experiencing a difficult life transition. I wanted them to know that I cared about their future, and help provide a safe and encouraging environment where they could discuss their concerns, ask questions, and feel supported. I wanted to be the advisor that my mother never had.
That is why I feel my true purpose as a financial advisor is to create a welcoming environment that inspires women to become more involved in planning for their financial future. I strive to empower women to become more confident in their ability to make smart financial decisions and to live the life they want and deserve.