Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jennifer Nichols of Tulsa was a Technical Analyst for Sabre Holdings Inc. when she switched careers to financial services. During her five years with the firm, she has seen many women leave other careers and succeed as financial advisors.
The Edward Jones WINGS program, Women’s Initiative for New Growth Strategies, focuses on the recruitment, retention and leadership development of female financial advisors. A WINGS recruiting event for Tulsa area women interested in a career in financial services will be held Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Michael V’s Restaurant, 8222 E. 103rd St. Dinner will be served.
Unlike most in the financial services industry, Edward Jones continues to expand during the current recession, adding branch offices across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The firm is specifically targeting women because they are traditionally underrepresented in financial services. The firm offers a comprehensive training program making previous experience in financial services unnecessary.
This award-winning WINGS program consists of a network of Edward Jones financial advisors who are dedicated to giving more women the opportunity that being an Edward Jones financial advisor offers, such as relationship building and work/life balance.
The total number of female financial advisors with the firm has grown by 18 percent since the program’s inception in January 2008. This month, the firm anticipates crossing the 2,000 mark for women financial advisors at Edward Jones.
Edward Jones, which ranked No. 2 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2009,” is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones interactive Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member .