NAIFA is a proud member of the Coalition for Equity in Wholesaling, a group founded by Equitable to increase the number of diverse professionals in the role of insurance wholesaler. The initial focus of the coalition “is on the Black community, which will inform its work and serve as a blueprint as it scales a repeatable model that will ultimately be used to benefit all diverse communities.”
Wholesalers are financial services professionals who build relationships with insurance and financial advisors and provide them with insurance and investment products that meet the specific needs of consumers. These partnerships are key to ensuring that all Americans have access to insurance and financial products, services, and advice.
“The mission of the Coalition for Equity in Wholesaling – increase hiring, retention, and career advancement of a wholesaler workforce that better reflects America by sharing knowledge and building relationships – fits with NAIFA’s goal of increasing diversity within our association and the industry,” said Delvin Joyce, Chair of NAIFA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. “It is imperative that the demographics of our profession reflect those of our nation so that no communities are left behind in the effort to provide Americans with financial security.”
NAIFA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council, a part of the Talent Development Center, promotes the insurance and financial services profession as a career choice for diverse individuals. Programs are designed to support and nurture advisors to ensure their success. The Talent Development Center and NAIFA’s DEI Symposium provide resources and thought leadership to promote this goal.