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Edward Jones Financial Advisor Abra Hovgaard Attends Womens Conference

Edward Jones

Financial Advisor Abra Hovgaard

Attends Womens Conference

The conference, held to recognize top female Edward Jones financial advisors, provided attendees with the opportunity to network, hear from internationally recognized speakers, participate in elective sessions that explore performance excellence best practices and interact with firm leadership.

"We are thrilled to be bringing together our most successful women financial advisors to recognize their contributions and facilitate mentorship," said Alan Kindsvater of Edward Jones Branch Training. "The success of women financial advisors is a firm priority because it will enable us to serve more diverse clients and have greater choices for future leaders."

Today, about 19 percent of Edward Jones' financial advisors are women. In October, Edward Jones launched a firmwide network for female financial advisors in a pledge to bring more women to the financial advisor role. The network, called WINGS -- or Women's Initiative for New Growth Strategies- offers tools, mentorship resources and coaching designed to strengthen and advance female career trajectories at the firm.