Welcome to the official blog of WIFS, highlighting hot topics that impact women in the profession, the latest WIFS news, and important industry updates. We invite our members and industry thought leaders to submit articles to be featured in upcoming monthly LeadHER blog posts. Please email office@wifsnational.org if you're interested in providing an article that aligns with the following topics:

December:      Joy & Purpose / Year-end wrap up

All articles are due by the 15th of the prior month to the WIFS National Office. Articles submitted will be acknowledged upon receipt then submitted to the Editorial Committee for review. The approval process generally takes between two to three weeks depending upon the article's complexity, length and anticipated publication inclusion date. Authors will be notified of the review outcome, informed of any comments or recommendations and the anticipated publication date. WIFS reserves the right to edit articles for grammar, length, and appropriateness of content. We will make every effort to preserve the author's style.

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By Michelle Harm, Financial Professional, Prudential Advisors

Change has always been a part of my life. It has affected me personally and professionally. I grew up in a time when women were told we could have it all – a successful career, a happy marriage and motherhood, a beautiful home, and overall, a good life. Like many, I bought into this “Wonder Woman Syndrome.”

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By Becky Brothers, Marketing Consultant

How many of you suffer from summer slowdown? Right, why not? You deserve a break. I deserve a break. First and second quarter kicked our rear ends, and it’s time to reward ourselves! Right! Right? Wrong. Summertime provides the PERFECT opportunity to boost your business. It’s the best time to get together. Not only will you have fun and fill your pipeline, but you can do it on a budget, too! How exciting!

Here are the rules. Yes, there are rules. You can thank me later.

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