Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013
As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jennifer Calandra has received the Women’s Choice Award® for Financial Advisors based on rigorous research, 17 objective criteria including a client survey to obtain feedback regarding service and practices.
The Women’s Choice Award is the only recognition program for well-qualified advisors who are committed to the women’s market and serving their female clients. Achieving this award reaffirms the commitment Jennifer Calandra has to extraordinary service in addressing the financial needs of women and their families. “I am extremely honored to have been selected to receive this prestigious award”, Jennifer stated. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help women make sense of their financial life and move forward to have the retirement they always dreamed of, and deserve”.
WomenCertified, originator of the Women’s Choice Award, was created by Delia Passi, the leading advocate for female consumers and former group publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. In partnership with WIFE.org (Women’s Institute for Financial Education) co-founders Ginita Wall and Candace Bahr, Delia has created the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors in an effort to help women identify those advisors who are committed to providing quality service. The award allows this elite group of advisors to showcase their commitment to the women’s market, while giving potential clients a starting point for entrusting their finances to an advisor.
Women currently control 51 percent of all wealth in the United States, and, according to the Federal Reserve, this number is projected to reach 66% by 2020.* As the financial industry wakes up to the fact that a great majority of the female population are seeking advisors they can trust, Passi, Bahr and Wall have already created the solution. This powerful, national initiative distinguishes advisors who support female consumers in their quest for financial education.
Jennifer Calandra, Co-founder and COO of Calandra Financial Group, LLC., is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and is a member of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants. Along with her husband and business partner, Phil, she works hand in hand with clients to educate them on key issues important to their specific and individual needs.
Taking her commitment to her clients’ a step further, Jennifer created Women of Wealth (W.O.W.) – a division of Calandra Financial Group, LLC. that focuses on the education and financial guidance for women. As President of W.O.W., Jennifer has established a nationwide reputation in the financial services community for her experience and compassion in working exclusively with women and their finances. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), Women in Financial Services (WIFS) and she has received the highest award the state of Kentucky can bestow, The Kentucky Colonel for Civic Leadership.
As part of her dedication to the success of her clients, Jennifer was asked to coauthor the book Dare to Succeed, alongside Jack Canfield (co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul) and other leading experts from around the country. In this book about conquering the competition and securing your business as an entrepreneur, Jennifer describes what secret strategies she used to take her business from small financial firm to the third consecutive Best of Atlanta award- winning firm it is today.
Jennifer, her husband Phil, and the Calandra Financial Group, LLC., have appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates around the country, and have been featured in articles in a variety of print media and websites including USA TODAY, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, DepositAccount.com, Little PINK Book and the Calgary Herald.
A native of the Philadelphia area, Jennifer currently resides in Kennesaw, Georgia, with Phil, and their four sons. Jennifer is a member of Burnt Hickory Baptist Church and enjoys spending time with her family (which includes their dogs Max & Harley) and riding with Phil on their Harley- Davidson motorcycle.
For additional information, visit http://www.CalandraFinancialGroup.com or call 678.218.5925.
ABOUT WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD
The Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisor Program is based on 17 objective criteria associated with providing quality service to women clients such as credentials, experience and a favorable regulatory history, among other factors. Financial advisors do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisors, though they may have paid a basic program fee to cover the cost of comprehensive review and client survey.
WomenCertified®, home to the Women’s Choice Awards, awards businesses, brands and services based on high recommendation ratings by female consumers. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of women so they can help each other identify businesses that deserve their loyalty and referrals. To learn more, visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com or go to: http://www.wife.org/womens-choice-award/finding-a-financial-advisor/
The Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org) is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence. It was founded in 1988 by wealth management experts and KPBS Heroes Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall, who have a lifelong mission of helping women connect with resources that help them prosper and grow financially. Visit http://www.wife.org