Angela RibuffoAngela Ribuffo

 

Chapter:

Alaska

 

Position:

President and Financial Advisor, Raion Financial Strategies LLC

 

WIFS Member Since:

2010

 

Contributions to WIFS and the Industry:

  • 2018 WIFS National president
  • Special advisor to 2022 National president
  • Served in all seats on National Board of DIrectors
  • Past president and active member of the Alaska Chapter
  • Serving as lead for 2022 Mentorship Program sessions; has served as a WIFS mentor for 10 years
  • Developed framework for National Conference and presented on main stage
  • Moderated multiple WIFS National and Chapter webinars
  • 2012 WIFS ANGEL (A – Assistance; N – Nurture; G – Guidance; E – Ethics; L – Leadership) Award recipient
  • Circle of Excellence qualifier for 10 years
  • Attended 13 National Conferences
  • Part of the team that conceived WIFS AdviseHER magazine in 2017 and published the inaugural issue. Served as editor of AdviseHER magazine and contributed several articles
  • Launched the LeadHER blog and has been a frequent contributor
  • Member of WIFS focus groups on strategic planning, mentorship, strategic partnership and chapter leadership
  • Honored this year by InvestmentNews as the Diversity Equality and Inclusion See It, Be It Role Model for her contributions in continuing to raise awareness of the needs of women financial professionals and people of color in our industry
  • Volunteered with The American College of Financial Services Conference of African American Financial Professionals
  • Current chair of Lincoln Financial's WISE Group (Women Inspiring, Supporting and Educating)
  • Member of the CFP board’s Women’s Initiative Council (WIN)
  • Participates on the Financial Planning Association (FPA) mentorship as one of the forum facilitators

More About Angie: 

Angela Ribuffo has been a member of WIFS for years serving as a leader in her local Alaska chapter and as the National President. I am nominating her because when the association needed her to stand up and serve, she did so with full commitment and dedication. This past year, she served in the background helping to scale and sustain Women in Insurance & Financial Services. Her servant leader's heart has helped to reset WIFS — financially, strategically, and purposefully.

By definition, a servant leader is someone who listens with empathy, who has foresight, is a good steward, and whose awareness is conceptual. Angie embodies all these characteristics and leveraged all of them to support the efforts of the Association and the National Board of Directors in 2022. When asked to serve as the WIFS Presidential Advisor, with WIFS pride and a smile, she agreed to partner to lead the association to and through the required changes necessary to reimagine the future.

She is dedicated to attracting, developing, and advancing women in the financial services industry. She is a strong proponent of education and mentoring as a tool to help women take their business to the next level. Angie continues to serve as a WIFS mentor and facilitated WIFS' 2022 Mentor Program.

She has a passion for leading others to be the best version of themselves while creating comprehensive financial plans so that her clients may have a successful financial journey. A businesswoman who sustained her business — Raion Financial Strategies LLC — during COVID, a breast cancer survivor who continues to fight for women's financial freedom, and a resolute strategic partner of WIFS, Angela is the best example of female leadership in the face of adversity.

Her "Why WIFS?" is simple: If each woman would SupportHer (support another woman) then we could dominate this industry in talent, finances, and knowledge.

In addition to managing her practice and serving WIFS locally and nationally, she leads Lincoln Financial's WISE (Women Inspiring, Supporting and Educating) efforts and actively participates in the Women Working in Wealth Summit presented by The American College Center for Women in Financial Services. No greater honor could be given to Angie than to recognize her as WIFS' 2022 Woman of the Year.

Angie has been recognized as a 2018 Woman to Watch by InvestmentNews. She is a WIFS Angel Award recipient as well as a multi-year WIFS Circle of Excellence qualifier. She is published in a USA special insert titled Women in Finance and was inducted into the Athena Society in 2019. She has been a main stage speaker and workshop presenter for many industry conferences and association meetings.