New York, NY (PRWEB) November 01, 2013
As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified® Inc. is pleased to announce that Maura Griffin, CEO and founder of Blue Spark Capital Advisors, has received the Women’s Choice Award® for Financial Advisors. The award is based on rigorous research, using 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 Maura Griffin has to extraordinary service in addressing the financial needs of women and their families.
“We believe in the power of smart financial planning for women at all ages and stages of their lives, whether starting out or approaching retirement,” Maura says. “We help women feel empowered by their money decisions, encourage them to actively plan, educate about their options, and help them feel comfortable with the process.”
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% 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.
Maura Griffin is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ based in New York City, with an MBA from Columbia University and BA degree from Georgetown University. She founded Blue Spark Capital Advisors, a fee-only firm providing investment advice, asset management and financial planning for women, men and their families. At the heart of the firm’s investment philosophy is a diversified step-by-step approach to long-term wealth. We aim to give our clients peace of mind and a secure financial future. We believe in the power of smart financial planning.
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