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  • East Meets West (Coast) Ashley Warne & Dr. Pamela Grey Statistically, women outlive men, and they control 51% of personal wealth in the United States. Sounds like we live in a women’s world, right

  • “Dream small,” said no one ever.              We all want to thrive in our professional lives, but how do we get there? Like the best f

  • “I like to say that financial planning found me, and I’m so appreciative of that opportunity,” ~Melissa Joy, Pearl Planning

  •   What do you want to be when you grow up?  Some of us just “know” from an early age. Others take a more circuitous route. For Traci Richmond, motherhood – and having a mother who was a role

  • Mark Smith is a supporter of the Women’s Leadership Alliance. But that’s not surprising – he’s the son of an inspiring woman.  “Everything I have I owe to my Mom,” he says. “She worked so hard to

  • Giving back comes naturally to Laura Webb, a Certified Financial Planner® from Asheville, NC. She already serves on the board of the Friends of the Smokies – a non-profit that works to preserve and pr

  •   Meet Kate Starkey & Traci Richmond Mentors. Like sherpas who expertly lead hikers to the top of Mount Everest, they’re the wise, trusted guides we all need to succeed in business– and in li

  •   Deftly scaling the ranks of Raymond James, Jodi Perry is now overseeing enough people to fill a large cruise ship (4,551at last count). Her new helm: Raymond James Independent Contractors Divis

  •  “Lonely.” That’s the word Kate Starkey uses to describe how it feels to be a woman in the financial advising industry. Though she’s taking over a business established by her father and mother and wa

  • The WLA chose as our first program offering a carefully crafted, small group mentoring pilot designed around providing formal training for mentors as well as focusing on helping mentees achieve their

  •   Time and again, the well-dressed, successful women gathered at the Kennedy Center on Saturday, May 19th repeated the word “pioneer.” Those with the CFP® credentials trailing their names and the

  • The WLA is celebrating our first anniversary as a 501c3 nonprofit organization! This past year has been a busy one for us – we hired an Executive Director and expanded our board to 10 members, includi

  • As our first initiative, the Women’s Leadership Alliance chose to pilot a program where we deliver comprehensive training and ongoing support to a group of Raymond James women advisors who expressed i