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NAIFA Celebrates Black History Month: John Merrick and Alonzo Herndon Were Life Insurance Industry Pioneers

By Mark Briscoe on 2/18/21 9:22 AM

John Merrick and Alonzo Herndon were successful turn-of-the-twentieth-century entrepreneurs who recognized that Black families had a growing need for life insurance. They also saw that need was not being met in the Jim Crow South. Both men were born into slavery, Merrick in North Carolina and Herndon in Georgia. Both, coincidentally, made their first entrances into the business world as barbers who prospered and opened multiple shops.

Topics: Talent Development Center Diversity & Inclusivity







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NAIFA Names 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, Emphasizes DEI Progress

By NAIFA on 2/17/21 5:18 PM

(NAIFA) has announced the 2021 members of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council and scheduled its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Impact Week for April 6-8.

Topics: Diversity & Inclusivity Press Release







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Stephen Kagawa Receives the 2020 NAIFA Diversity Champion Award

By NAIFA on 11/25/20 9:51 AM

Stephen Kagawa, LUTCF, FSS, of Monrovia, Calif., has been recognized as the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ 2020 Diversity Champion. Kagawa is CEO and Chairman of the Board of The Pacific Bridge Companies.

Topics: Diversity & Inclusivity Press Release







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NAIFA Webinar: Chris Gandy Discusses Disparity and Opportunities

By NAIFA on 8/26/20 12:08 PM

Watch the webinar, "Disparity and Opportunities" on-demand.

Topics: Diversity & Inclusivity







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Gandy to Present "Disparity and Opportunities," a NAIFA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Webinar

By NAIFA on 8/24/20 4:44 PM

Christopher Gandy, President and Founder of Midwest Legacy Group, will present “Disparity and Opportunity,” a webinar brought to us by NAIFA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. The webinar is tomorrow, August 24 at 2 PM (eastern).

Topics: Diversity & Inclusivity







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The Economic Case for Diversity: How Advisors Are Using Diverse Markets to Build Their Practices

By NAIFA on 5/20/20 5:46 PM

NAIFA Diversity Symposium: Advisors Panel

Topics: Diversity & Inclusivity







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The Tone at the Top: How Companies Are Moving the Diversity and Inclusion Needle

By NAIFA on 5/20/20 5:40 PM

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NAIFA Diversity Symposium: Corporate Panel

Topics: Diversity & Inclusivity

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