The idea for the Pride Financial Advisors Network was first sparked when an experienced advisor, Tom Hake, joined Raymond James and began seeking ways to align with other LGBT+ advisors to help meet the financial planning needs of the LGBT+ community. He worked to develop and share his ideas with other professionals in addition to running his practice. Tom met with the firm’s executive leadership team and solidified plans for a kickoff. The result was the Pride Financial Advisors Network – an initiative that promotes equality, encourages advisors to be their authentic selves and fosters a more inclusive firm for all. The network made its official debut in June 2020 and looks forward to celebrating in 2021 at the Inaugural Business of Pride Symposium.
Vision & Goals
The Pride Financial Advisors Network champions advisors, clients, prospects and allies who identify within or serve the LGBT+ community. Together, we work to understand the history of the LGBT+ community, recognize the challenges and celebrate the wins. We consider it our responsibility to help forge the future of finance through equal opportunity, fair representation and dedicated community involvement.
Pride Financial Advisors Network Council
In addition to contributing their time and expertise to help LGBT+ advisors and their clients achieve their goals through mentorship, the members of the Pride Financial Advisors Network Council are among the most accomplished members of the firm.Learn about the council and its responsibilities
The inaugural Business of Pride Symposium will be held June 27-29, 2021, at The Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Thrive as your authentic self with the Pride Financial Advisors Network
View the video below to see how you can thrive as your authentic self with the Pride Financial Advisors Network.