In what has long been a male-dominated profession, a growing number of women are today making significant contributions to this field. A year ago, the editorial team here committed to an acknowledgment of those contributions with the launch of the latest NAPA Net list, NAPA's Top Women Advisors.
As with other NAPA Net industry lists (Top DC Wholesalers, Top 50 Advisors Under 40), we began by asking NAPA Firm Partners to nominate candidates for this recognition. Once voting began, we also allowed for other nominations as well, ultimately receiving nearly 450 nominations and, in the weeks that followed, roughly 12,500 votes from individuals across the spectrum of the retirement industry.
Nominees were asked to respond to a series of questions, both quantitative and qualitative, about their experience and practice. Those anonymized questionnaires were then reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel of judges who, over the course of several weeks, selected the women honored in four separate categories:
- Captains: All-stars who happen to be principals, owners, team captains of their organizations (click here to view)
- Rising Stars: Who have less than five years of experience with retirement plans as an advisor (some have been working with plans longer, but not as an advisor) (click here to view)
We are pleased and proud to be able to share these results with you here — but most importantly, we commend the fine and important work that these individuals have done to help provide a better retirement for those they work with and for, both now and in the years to come.
Outstanding contributors all, they are truly in a league of their own.