Posts by Paulette Filion and Judy Paradi

Are you alienating clients?

It’s puzzling to us when advisors say they don’t want to brand themselves as “too female friendly” for fear of alienating their male clients. Yet, they seem perfectly okay with alienating their female clients by maintaining a male focused practice. Given that women control 1/3 of all financial assets, which is expected to grow to…

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#metoo – should YOU worry?

Chances are excellent that you are one of the countless decent men out there who are no more likely to sexually harass a woman than eat paste! However, there is no denying that the #metoo campaign has put fear into the heart of many a man (financial advisors included). One can almost hear the collective…

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Women are NOT a niche market!

In meeting with and talking to advisors and executives of financial companies we often hear them say, very earnestly, that they know that women are an important niche market. And in fact they say, they are already actively marketing to women. (Which, to our dismay, as often as not, take the form of a few…

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5 habits of advisors that ladies love.

With research piling up, there is no doubt that very few financial companies do a great job on behalf of their female clients. But there are individual advisors, who do – and their female clients love them. Of all the female investors we’ve interviewed who like their advisor, there are recurring themes. And of all…

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Are you worth what you charge?

The key to winning with clients is understanding that what they appreciate and are willing to pay for, is not you talking about the value you can deliver but showing it. In a hugely competitive industry there are many out there jockeying to get in front of potential clients, or even your clients, with their…

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Financial advisors: Are you being left behind?

Advisors are increasingly learning that it is more important than ever to provide value from the client’s perspective. Value for them is something that they experience when you do your job in a way that resonates with them. We spoke with a woman who runs her own successful business focused on Millennials and helping organizations…

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As an advisor, do you measure up?

When women choose a financial advisor, they look for more than a qualified and properly registered advisor who works for a well-respected firm; they look for someone they feel comfortable with and someone they can relate to and trust. So what does that mean to financial advisors who are used to being judged on their…

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