We Collaborate: Resources Women's Network

Networking is an important part of business because it allows people to exchange ideas and evolve in their roles.

In an industry dominated by our male counterparts, women often find it difficult to relate to the sentiments and perspectives of the opposite sex, especially where business success and balancing career with everything else are concerned.

At Resources, we believe providing a forum for women to build a community of support and inspiration will cultivate trust, diversity, flexibility and understanding, making our entire firm stronger.

We are excited to announce our own Women’s Network and will be launching the network at our National Conference July 31- August 2 in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California.

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According to ceoaction.com, research shows that diversity increases creativity and innovation, promotes higher quality decisions, and enhances economic growth. Asked about its importance, Resources COO, Ashley Barb, said “Launching a network to support our female advisors allows us to recognize their unique perspectives and experiences and is essential to our firm’s sustained growth.”

The network, currently in the early planning stages, will be developed with three key initiatives in mind:

1. Best Practices

Women are naturally inclined to share ideas with a tendency towards “abundance” where business concepts are concerned. They also tend to share ideas and lend support more freely when surrounded by other women who “get it”. While many of our strategies and much of our business acumen resemble that of our male counterparts, we recognize that there are unique challenges for women in our business. The Resources Women’s Network will encourage members to share ideas and contribute to our firm’s future.

2. Knowledge

There is no shortage of content or forums for people in our industry to learn. However, our focus will be dedicated to information and ideas around personal development, as this is a topic often left out of our day to day business meetings.

3. Inspiration

During these networking meetings, women are given the opportunity to share success stories about their career. Hearing other women’s success motivates others to pursue dreams as well. It is an opportunity to be authentic with one another and serves as an empowering experience.

At Resources, we share ideas, tools and talent with our advisors and starting in July we look forward to providing a way for female advisors affiliated with our group to get the networking support that they need from other females in the industry! 

Carrie Ohm on July 3rd, 2019

Posted by Carrie Ohm

Carrie Ohm is excited about telling Resources story and inviting advisors and advisory firms to share ideas, tools and talent. She spent the first part of her career in financial services as an adviser recruiter for an independent broker-dealer. Twelve years later, Carrie moved to the RIA channel, seeking a platform with more flexibility, higher earning power and less red tape for advisors who act in the best interests of their clients. Carrie graduated from the Personal Financial Planning program at Kansas State University. She also serves on the board of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Kansas City as well as the K-State PFP Alumni Board.

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