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  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...
You may not be familiar with the term “servant leadership,” but, as the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said on a very different topic, you’ll know it when you see it. Despite its vaguely biblical sound, “servant leadership” was coined a mere half-century ago by Robert K. Greenleaf (1904-1990), who, over a 40-year career...

Every so often, the famous warning from former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan on Dec. 5, 1996 — “How do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions?” — resurfaces in a much simpler form: The market is forming a bubble similar to...