Women Advisor Business Community

Are you used to being the only woman in the room at your current financial firm? You’re not alone. In recent years, we’ve heard from many women advisors who felt underwhelmed by their broker-dealer’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and we believe now’s the time to move the needle.

At LPL Financial, we’re committed to breaking through barriers to growth and cultivating inclusive communities for underrepresented financial advisors. Currently, 17% of advisors affiliated with LPL are women and 52% of our 21-member Advisor Inclusion Council are women advisors. But we’re not stopping there.

We created the Women Financial Advisors Business Community to ensure women’s voices are heard and to provide a dedicated space to connect with peers, share ideas, and grow their practices. It’s just one of the many resources available to you at LPL. We have everything you need to thrive: the freedom to run your business your way, the financial technology and resources to help your clients confidently pursue their financial goals, and a supportive community by your side.

Since 2007, the LPL community of women financial advisors has grown from small-scale luncheons to a 3,000+ community of women financial advisors wanting to connect, share, and grow.

Experience the LPL difference. There’s room for you here.

Awards & Recognition

2019 WealthManagement.com Industry

2020 Women on Boards

Winning “W” Company in 2019 for having 20% or more of its board seats represented by women.

InvestmentNews 2019 Diversity Champion


2019 Industry Award received for LPL Financial’s commitment to advisor diversity and inclusion.

InvestmentNews 2019 Diversity Champion


2019 Diversity Champion for programs in support of advisor and end investor diversity and inclusion.

Anh Tran, an Advisor Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Becoming an entrepreneur was something Anh Tran was born with, but she still explored several career avenues before starting SageMint Wealth, where she currently serves as managing partner and financial advisor in Orange, California. Her motto: Live well, do good.

“Doing good is a key element in our financial planning because all our planning starts with our clients’ goals,”

Why choose LPL Financial?

The flexibility to run your business, your way

The flexibility to run your business, your way

With LPL, you have the freedom to manage your business and relationships in the way that’s best for your business. Because we have no proprietary products, you have the flexibility to manage portfolios and assets.

You and your clients can feel confident that their best interests always guide your financial advice. Our investments in advisor-focused technology mean you get to spend more time advising clients and less time on ine-cient software.

A full range of resources to support your practice

A full range of resources to support your practice

Your partner is the backbone of your business, where you can go for technology, support, and tools to help you manage your business e-ciently. With LPL Financial, you’ll have access to experts in succession planning, financial solutions, practice management, and more.

The unique service options offered through LPL Business Solutions provide you with dedicated, trained specialists in technology, marketing, finance, and operations to save you time and help grow your practice.

Consistent compensation with no barriers

Consistent compensation with no barriers

One benefit of being an independent financial advisor and business owner is the compensation you earn for the value you’ve created for your clients. We respect your hard work and, because our success depends on yours, we support you in realizing the highest possible value from your business.

Our size and scale allow us to provide competitive payouts, pricing, and fees, with the ability for you to retain more of the revenue you generate.

The Value of Being an LPL Financial Advisor

Lee V. Bethel - President , Comprehensive Benefit Services Inc.

"Starting out in the financial services industry as an independent financial advisor was a lifestyle and career decision for me as a mother of three. Over the past 18 years, I have worked with three broker/dealers and wish I had chosen LPL sooner. Being at LPL since 2017, I have had better tools, technology, and support to service my clients and grow my business. LPL is always innovating to better meet the needs of the independent advisor. LPL consultants continually reach out and ask about how they can support my business. They listen to the challenges different advisor affinity groups have and rise to meet our needs."

Nicole Cole, MBA
Wealth Management Advisor, LPL Financial

Denika Tokunaga, - President, Maven Wealth Management

"I’m proud to say that LPL has given me a solid foundation to build my success as an independent female financial advisor. I chose LPL because of its recognition as the nation’s largest independent brokerage firm, but I stayed at LPL because of the people and support. When you become independent, you don’t know what you don’t know. LPL helped me figure it out and triple in size, production and the number of clients I am helping. They say it takes a village, and I can say that LPL has been that village for me."

Sandra Cho
Founder & CEO at Point Wealth Capital Management

Denika Tokunaga, - President, Maven Wealth Management

“I honestly never thought I would be a Wealth Advisor. However, it is truly the most rewarding career. I choose to continue my career and launch my own independent firm. I knew I wanted to partner with an organization aligned with my values and was willing to help me forge ahead with my dreams. Since day one, the team at LPL from the back office to the leadership have been immensely supportive of my business and helping me grow!”

Shannon Foreman
Founder & CEO at Forethought Planning

More On The LPL Women Advisor Business Community

At LPL, we support a growing community of successful women financial advisors. Our advisors come from a variety of backgrounds and bring unique experiences and perspectives to the job. You’ll have the chance to join this community to network and learn valuable practice management skills at forums including:

Women’s Leadership Forum

A conference for top LPL women financial advisors, focused on business strategies, practice management, and overall growth.

Women’s Business Roundtable Luncheons

Hosted at various LPL conferences to build professional networks and share, learn, and grow together.

Women’s Business Roundtable Luncheons

Regional Women Advisor Events and Study Groups

Focus on Women

An event open to all women financial advisors and focused on professional development, best practices, and networking opportunities.

News & Insights
Women Advisors Leaders Forum
LPL Financial Sponsors Emerging Advisors to Attend Annual Women Advisors Leaders Forum

LPL Financial announced that it has awarded scholarships to 10 emerging LPL advisors to be able to attend the firm’s annual Women Advisors Leaders Forum.

Photo of financial advisor Diane Gardner
LPL Advisor Sees Opportunity in Diversity

LPL Advisor Diane Gardner shares her story on building a successful practice helping women.

21 LPL Financial Advisors Named Forbes Top Women Advisors 2020
Forbes Recognizes 21 LPL Women Advisors in 2020

LPL congratulates the 21 affiliated advisors included in Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors list.

1 Catalyst’s most recent report, The Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards

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