International Women’s Day

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, it’s a momentous occasion to reflect on the progress and achievements of women across all industries. In the financial advice sector, where gender diversity has historically been underrepresented, strides are being made to create a more inclusive and equitable environment. Truly Independent, a pioneering force in the financial advisory field, stands at the forefront of this movement, championing the empowerment of women in finance.

Pioneering Leadership: A Conversation with Katie Brinsden, Managing Director of Truly Independent

At Truly Independent, Katie Brinsden serves as a beacon of leadership, guiding the company with unwavering dedication and vision. Reflecting on her journey into the financial advice industry, Katie shares, “From the outset, I was determined to defy stereotypes and carve out a space for myself in this traditionally male-dominated field.”

Championing Diversity and Inclusion

In an industry where gender representation has often been lacking, Katie emphasises the importance of fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. “At Truly Independent, we’re committed to creating an environment where everyone, regardless of gender, feels valued and empowered,” she asserts. “We believe that diverse perspectives enrich our services and enable us to better meet the needs of our clients.”

Celebrating Achievements and Inspiring Change

On International Women’s Day, Truly Independent celebrates the achievements of women in finance and reaffirms its commitment to driving positive change within the industry. “We are proud of the contributions women make to our company and the broader financial advice community,” Katie emphasises. “As we commemorate this day, let us redouble our efforts to promote gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.”

Empowering the Next Generation

Hayley Gibson, a trainee financial adviser at Truly Independent, embodies the company’s commitment to nurturing talent and supporting the next generation of women in finance. As she embarks on her journey to become a fully qualified financial adviser, Truly Independent has provided Hayley with invaluable support and guidance every step of the way. Through mentorship, training, and hands-on experience, Hayley is gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in her role.

“I joined Truly Independent as a change in career, seeking a new challenge. With no previous industry experience and through the company’s personal mentorship, I have gained the skills necessary to become a financial adviser. My training has been a great insight into the world of financial services with both practical and theoretical learning. In 18 months, I have achieved my Level 4 status. I am now looking forward to this next step of my career and I know that Truly will fully support me along the way.”

Her determination and passion serve as a testament to the opportunities available to women within Truly Independent and underscore the company’s dedication to fostering talent and promoting gender diversity in the financial advice industry. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Hayley’s story serves as a reminder of the importance of investing in the future generation of female advisers and empowering them to achieve their full potential.

A Call to Action

In closing, Katie Brinsden issues a call to action for the financial advice industry to redouble its efforts in promoting gender diversity and inclusion. “As we commemorate International Women’s Day, let’s reaffirm our commitment to creating a level playing field for women in finance,” she urges. “Together, we can shatter glass ceilings, challenge stereotypes, and pave the way for a more diverse and inclusive future.”

As International Women’s Day unfolds, Truly Independent stands as a steadfast advocate for gender equality and inclusion in finance. Through its unwavering commitment and pioneering leadership, the company is driving positive change and inspiring women to reach new heights of success in the financial advice industry. On this day of celebration and reflection, let us join Truly Independent in honouring the achievements of women everywhere and working towards a more equitable and inclusive future for all.

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