Rita Robbins Receives Women-to-Watch Award from Investment News

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Rita Robbins, President and Founder of Affiliated Advisors, received the Investment News Women-to-Watch Award.

Rita Robbins, president and founder of Affiliated Advisors (http://www.affiliatedadvisors.com), received the “Women to Watch” award from industry publication Investment News.

Over 400 industry professionals attended the third annual award luncheon which took place at the Pierre Hotel. Award recipients were selected for their leadership roles and contributions to advancing the position of women in the financial services industry.

In accepting the award, Robbins thanked her husband and compared herself to the fictitious but inspiring character, Mary Richards from The Mary Tyler Moore show. “Mary had a tough boss,” Robbins said. “And she was paid less than the man who previously held her job. She had dreams and ambition. I honestly don’t think that younger women realize how different things were then; when newspaper jobs were divided into two sections — men and women.”

Rita went on to urge, not only her daughter but all young women to “ignore cultural stereotypes, the unspoken rules and hard boundaries because…you’re gonna to make it after all!”

Rita Robbins is President and Founder of Affiliated Advisors (http://www.affiliatedadvisors.com), one of the largest advisor networks at Royal Alliance with more than 110 advisors in 15 branch offices nationwide with over $2.5 billion in assets under management. Rita was the first woman to establish a Super OSJ (Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction) and has broken barriers for women in the financial services industry for decades. For more information about Rita Robbins and Affiliated Advisors, please visit: http://www.affiliatedadvisors.com.

Securities, Insurance and Investment Advisory Services, offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC and a registered investment advisor. Fixed insurance offered through Freedom Capital Management, which is not affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.

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