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By Toni Gonzales “We’d like to recognize and thank our sponsors for making today possible.” We often hear that at events when organizations thank the companies and individuals from the community that helped sponsor the important work being done. Sponsors give the little extra that can lead to great things in our communities. Sponsorship is just...

By Sarah Williams You should use social media because your clients and prospects are on social media. When social media burst on the scene in the early 2000s, only 5% of the population used at least one platform. Today, that number is up to 72%.1 Also consider: 54% of social media users use these platforms to research products and...

  Diligence and intelligence were the keys she used to unlock doors. Heather Nagengast Vice President, Wealth Management and Investment Services Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.   Stories of real women who conquered challenges inspire us all. Last time I wrote here, I shared the story of one of our earliest trailblazers, Sis,...

Empowering Women Financial Leaders, Yesterday and Today: The Sis Hoffman Story She was strong. With the right support, she was even stronger.Heather NagengastVice President, Wealth Management and Investment ServicesAmeritas Life Insurance Corp.

April is designated as National Volunteer Month and we thought this would be a great opportunity to talk to one of our members about the importance of volunteerism personally and professionally.Hawley Woods Gray is managing VP of Appreciation Financial, founder of Women of Wealth (WOW), and education director on the national board of Women in...