National Association of Professional Women Announces Laurel E. Hardy, CEO / Financial Advisor at Bespoke Wealth Management, LLC, a Professional Woman of the Year

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Laurel E. Hardy is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I fill the gap between the independent accountant and the Wolf of Wall Street.

NAPW honors Laurel E. Hardy as a 2014-2015 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Hardy is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in financial management. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and over 200 Local Chapters.

“I spent four years as a stockbroker, learning from industry veterans at a Wall Street wirehouse about how the wealthy invest their assets. A deep understanding and appreciation for the history of the stock market and the purpose it serves today is essential for an investment advisor, and I find there aren't many of us left who use this knowledge!” says Ms. Hardy, CEO / Financial Advisor at Bespoke Wealth Management, LLC.

The tumultuous financial crisis of 2008, the year Ms. Hardy graduated from college, sparked her interest in pursuing a finance career. She learned the business from the ground up working alongside her father, a 30-year veteran of the industry. Her solid training in classic investing methods, combined with her passion for working closely with every client to understand their specific needs, enables Ms. Hardy to help clients reach their financial goals. A registered fee-only investment advisor, Ms. Hardy maintains her insurance agent license with the State of Connecticut and is actively pursuing her certification in financial planning.

Focused on working primarily with young professionals as they achieve success and increase their financial worth, Ms. Hardy is confident her skill set and their needs are a perfect match. As an independent advisor with sage investment knowledge about the stock market and investment products, she is uniquely qualified to advise them. “By knowing how the wealthy invest, by understanding the stock market and by minimizing the fees removed from investments, I help clients grow their nest eggs and plan their futures!” says Ms. Hardy. “I fill the gap between the independent accountant and the Wolf of Wall Street."

Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Connecticut, Biological Sciences


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