Karen DeRose Featured in New Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) Book

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Lincoln Financial Advisors' DeRose Selected to Represent Women at the Top of Their Profession

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Karen DeRose, CFP®, CRPC®, managing partner of DeRose Financial Planning Group and registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors, was recently featured in Women in Insurance & Financial Services’ (WIFS) debut publication, Financial Services: Women at the Top – A WIFS Research Study, released on July 31, 2015.

WIFS is an organization devoted to attracting, developing and advancing the careers of women in the financial services industry. For the basis of the book, WIFS compiled and analyzed the results of a survey that asked 800 women in the industry to answer the question: Why do some women achieve major success in the financial services industry and others do not?

The book highlights 23 industry professionals, including DeRose, who share insight around what attracted them to the business, how they developed their practices, what they learned along the way and how they have created a life that blends family, community service and a fulfilling career. As chairperson of Lincoln’s WISE (Women Inspiring, Supporting, and Educating) Group, an organization designed to better support the unique needs of female financial advisors and clients, DeRose understands the importance of empowering women in the financial services profession.

“Women today want to be financially secure and are becoming more educated on finances,” said DeRose. “That education brings confidence into their overall planning.”

In addition to being featured in the WIFS book, DeRose qualified for the 2015 Circle of Excellence, a WIFS award program which recognizes members who have achieved significant success in the insurance and financial services industry.

DeRose has been in the financial services industry for 19 years. Prior to joining Lincoln, she served as account executive for Konica Corporation from 1992 to 1996. DeRose earned a bachelor of science degree in business from Barat College in Lake Forest, Ill. She holds the professional certification of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) as well as FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations.

DeRose’s office is located at 8755 W. Higgins Road, suite 200, Chicago, Ill. 60631.

About Lincoln Financial Network
Lincoln Financial Network is the marketing name for the retail sales and financial planning affiliates of Lincoln Financial Group and includes Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of almost 8,500 representatives, agents, and full-service financial planners throughout the United States, Lincoln Financial Network professionals can offer financial planning and advisory services, retirement services, life products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent individuals, business owners, and families.

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