LUMBERTON — Mary Jo Walter, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Lumberton, recently attended the Edward Jones second annual Women’s Conference at the firm’s headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.
The conference, held to recognize successful female Edward Jones financial advisors, provided attendees with the opportunity to network, hear from internationally recognized speakers, participate in elective sessions that explore performance excellence best practices and interact with firm leadership.
About 19 percent of Edward Jones’ financial advisors are women, compared with the industry average of less than 16 percent, according to global research firm Cerulli Associates. Edward Jones strives to have at least 25 percent women in its financial advisor population.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.