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Winona Havir to Receive the 2023 NAIFA Diversity Champion Award

By NAIFA on 10/23/23 11:15 AM

Winona Havir, CPCU, CLF, LUTCF, FSS, LACP, AIC, Executive Vice President, Business Development for Educators Insurance Resources Services, Inc. (The Horace Mann Companies), in Saint Paul, MN, has been recognized as the NAIFA Diversity Champion for 2023. 

Topics: Diversity Awards Press Release
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How To Incorporate Cultural Diversity in the Financial Services Industry With Rith Nou

By NAIFA on 6/21/23 11:18 AM

Rith Nou offers her clients products to help meet different insurance and financial needs including college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended care, and income strategies. 

Topics: Diverse Markets Diversity Podcast
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NAIFA's Diversity Symposium: Bigger and Better Than Ever

By Ronan Friend on 6/1/23 10:00 AM

NAIFA’s 8th Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Symposium: REPRESENT was a resounding success! With more than 175 participants, the program featured top speakers sharing their experiences with diversity, how to recruit more diverse talent into the insurance and financial services industry, and strategies to reach underserved populations.

The event kicked off with remarks from NAIFA President Bryon Holz, NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, and OneAmerica President of Individual Life and Financial Services (ILFS) Dennis Martin. Martin addressed the ongoing efforts to increase diversity, saying, “DEI is a journey, not a destination.”

Topics: Diversity
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NAIFA Honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By NAIFA on 5/5/23 3:28 PM

We're #NAIFAproud to celebrate our Asian American and Pacific Islander members and community. We want to recognize and promote our AAPI members. 

If you're a member of the AAPI community or know a NAIFA member within the AAPI NAIFA community, we invite you to celebrate with us. You can be a social media ambassador, participate in a short video, or recommend recognition of one of our members. Let us know how you'd like to get involved in the survey below.

Topics: Diversity
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Nominations Open for NAIFA's 2023 Diversity Champion Award

By NAIFA on 4/13/23 12:00 PM

We're excited to announce we are now accepting nominations for NAIFA's 2023 Diversity Champion Award

The Diversity Champion Award recognizes exceptional efforts to promote the full and equal participation of diverse people within the insurance and financial advising profession. NAIFA members in good standing are eligible for this prestigious award.

Topics: Diversity Awards
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A Question of Ethics: Into the Second Quarter

By Frank C. Bearden, Ph.D., CLU, ChFC on 4/13/23 10:00 AM

More Examples from Our Code of Ethics to Collaboratively Close the Coverage Gap

We may be taken aback when we fully realize that NAIFA is seriously working through LL Global to raise the life insurance coverage gap among professionals and their companies regarding life insurance in our country. LIMRA research indicates that 60 million American families lack life insurance or are underinsured. The Help Protect Our Families campaign is focused on improving Americans’ future financial security by increasing life insurance coverage among our families and is participated in by 76 life insurance carriers and distributors, focusing each month on an underserved market.

Topics: Diverse Markets Advocacy Diversity Ethics
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NAIFA Hosts Its 8th Annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium

By NAIFA on 3/7/23 4:05 PM

The premier association for agents and advisors in the United States encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion in the insurance and financial services industry and promotes financial security for all Americans.

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) is pleased to announce NAIFA’s 8th Annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium on May 22, 2023, in Washington, D.C. Presented by NAIFA’s Talent Development Center, the Symposium will focus on the importance of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the insurance and financial services industry to provide opportunities for financial security to all Americans. 

Topics: Diversity Press Release
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Report Shows Some Improvement in Workplace Equality, But More Work Needed

By NAIFA on 1/25/23 4:38 PM

The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), a NAIFA advocacy partner, has issued a new report showing that, while insurance and financial services companies have increased diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, many fail to address inequity at a foundational level.

Topics: Diversity Advocacy Partnerships
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NAIFA Foundation Announces Inaugural Diversity Scholarship Recipients

By NAIFA on 1/12/23 12:35 PM

The NAIFA Foundation for Financial Security is pleased to announce that Gregory Jean Baptiste and Brooke Bastiaans-Brooks are recipients of the inaugural NAIFA Foundation Diversity Scholarship.

Jean Baptiste holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis in finance from Brigham Young University-Idaho and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in financial planning and analytics at Utah Valley University. A first-generation Haitian immigrant, Jean Baptiste knows the value of a solid financial plan and is motivated to help all Americans achieve financial security. He is currently employed at a Wells Fargo branch in Lindon, UT.

Topics: Diversity Press Release NAIFA Foundation
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NAIFA Trustee Aprilyn Chavez-Geissler Featured in Upcoming DEI Webinar

By NAIFA on 12/2/22 1:16 PM

On December 6, NAIFA-National Trustee and Gateway Insurance and Financial Services Vice President Aprilyn Chavez-Geissler will be a featured speaker for the webinar "Beyond Sentiment: The Business Benefits of DEI," presented by Financial Planning magazine

The webinar will discuss how recent research can help you craft a strategy for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that is well-defined, driven by company leaders, and connected to business outcomes.

Topics: Diversity Webinar Leaders

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