RMB has won a 2022 Ascension Award as part of national financial publication InvestmentNews’ annual “Women to Watch” honors.
The Ascension Award is given to financial advisory firms that have a percentage of women executives in their C-suite of at least 30%-50%, and equal to or greater than the percentage of women among its total employees. The award was announced Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at a ceremony in New York.
“We are honored by this national recognition from InvestmentNews,” said Dick Burridge, founding partner and CEO of RMB. “Inclusion has always been a pillar of who we are as a firm, and since our founding we’ve always sought to make sure we created opportunities for women in an industry that is still disproportionately male-dominated.”
Four of the eight current RMB c-suite executives are women: chief administrative officer Laura Flentye; co-managing director of wealth management Michele Francisco, CFP®; chief marketing officer Amber Hickory; and chief human resources officer Jennifer Rydwelski.
The full list of 2022 “Women to Watch” winners will be published in the Nov. 21 issue of InvestmentNews.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.
InvestmentNews bases this corporate/organizational award on the proportion of women in the C suite and is open for any financial services firm to apply. There is no cost to participate in the process or to be recognized as an award winner.