As we continue to navigate an increasingly interconnected world, it is crucial that we remain vigilant in safeguarding our sensitive data and information and in protecting a financial professional's own and client data from potential threats. Cybersecurity is a responsibility, and each financial professional must do everything they can to maintain the security, integrity, and confidentiality of their client's data.
With 2023 half way over we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the success and growth has had during the first half of the year. Vanderbilt strives to provide their Advisors with the best tools available, to support and grow their businesses, no matter what the current condition of the markets are.
Vanderbilt Financial Group was recognized by Investment News as a Top Independent Broker-Dealer for 2023, our second year in a row. We were also awarded the Top Broker-Dealer Award for 2023 by Financial Services Review, and was recognized as an Inclusive Workplace by Best Companies Group and COLOR Magazine.
When it comes to investing and finance, recent history has shown a lack of equality. The financial barriers faced by women are unique. There are a number of challenges, including the gender pay gap and the demand for childcare. Throughout most of history, women have been excluded from finances, and this only changed in the last few decades. Women have also been challenged by the pandemic, which disproportionately forced them to take on homeschooling and caregiver roles.