Last year, a record number of women earned their CFP (Certified Financial Planner) certification, but women still make up only 23% of all CFP professionals.
That number hasn’t budged in years, says Financial Planning magazine.
The CFP Board is seeking to attract more women into the profession, which is one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand professions in the U.S.
I’m one of the many women CFPs who tout their profession as a great one for women, offering flexibility, career advancement, and job satisfaction.
Kathleen McQuiggan, the CFP Board’s new special advisor on gender diversity, explains why it is important to have more women in the profession.
The financial planning workforce should be reflective of the clients it serves, she says, and younger consumers, in particular, want a more gender-diverse workforce.