Edward Jones Branch Office Administrator Yukiko Bivens recently attended Edward Jones' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference, which recognizes and celebrates engagement and leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
More than 300 attendees came together in St. Louis this year to recognize inclusive leaders and create a strong sense of belonging for all, fostering an atmosphere in which everyone can feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work. The conference included interactive panel discussions, presentations, workshops and networking sessions with participants gaining insights, tools and resources to strengthen their DEI acumen.
"At Edward Jones our purpose is to partner for positive impact - to improve the lives of our clients and colleagues, and together, better our communities and society," said Chuck Orban, an Edward Jones principal responsible for Branch Team Performance and Motivation. "This conference is an opportunity for us to recognize leaders who are passionate to act in the pursuit of equity for all."
Attendees - which included financial advisors, branch support members and home-office associates - were invited based on efforts they've undertaken that have demonstrated engagement and leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion.
The conference was held on September 22nd and 23rd..
Edward Jones, a FORTUNE 500 firm, provides financial services in the U.S. and through its affiliate in Canada. The firm's nearly 19,000 financial advisors serve more than 8 million clients with a total of $1.6 trillion in client assets under care. Edward Jones' purpose is to partner for a positive impact to improve the lives of its clients and colleagues, and together, better our communities and society. Through the dedication of the firm's 50,000 associates and our branch presence in 68 percent of U.S. counties, the firm is committed to helping more people achieve financially what is most important to them. The Edward Jones website is edwardjones.com and its recruiting website is careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
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