More than 20 years ago in Marco Island, Florida, the group that would become the Raymond James Network for Women Advisors hosted a meeting that brought together local financial professionals to share insight, nurture connections and celebrate successes. From that first meeting, the Women’s Symposium has grown to become an event unmatched in the industry, uniting women from all walks of financial service – and all across the country – for a three-day, jam-packed experience designed to appeal to financial advisors at all stages of their careers.
Attendees choose among interactive seminars, breakout sessions and inspiring presentations from Raymond James leaders and industry experts. The topics and speakers run the gamut, but the goal remains the same: To help women advisors grow their businesses. Afterward, attendees often feel re-energized and motivated to immediately put new ideas gained from the conference to work in their practices. The symposium offers fresh perspectives, continuing education and so much more. It’s a chance for us to celebrate what we do and find new ways to honor our clients, our community and our lives.
The 21st Annual Women’s Symposium will be held September 30 to October 2, 2015 at the at The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Please email us if you have questions about this event. You can also view highlights from last year’s Symposium.
Of course, continuing education is a priority in our industry and opportunities abound to get the information you need. To that end, Raymond James hosts several annual conferences designed to help financial advisors improve their practices and strengthen client relationships. These educational opportunities and networking events are held both regionally and nationally in locations such as Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Nashville and Orlando. They offer advisors continuing education for FINRA, CFP®, CPA and state insurance-licensing credits, as well as the chance to expand their knowledge, network and share best practices with other advisors.
The Network for Women Advisors wholeheartedly supports the firm’s emphasis on continuing education for advisors, and we participate in as many conferences as possible. We also sponsor the Women’s Symposium each fall to offer the firm’s more than 600 women advisors the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with each other, interact with Raymond James senior management and other industry experts, and participate in a wide variety of interactive breakout sessions.