Number of Female CFPs Hits Record Level
Growth statistics by the CFP Board also show rising numbers of black and Hispanic financial planners.
The CFP Board recently released some positive news for women in the financial planning business: Female certified financial planners topped 20,000 in numbers for the first time in 2019, a 4% gain from 2018.
This was in line with the CFP Board’s end-year report 86,378 professionals, up some 4%, or 3,000, over 2018. Further, there was a 12% growth in black and Hispanic professionals, to 3.259.
In a statement, the Board told Women in Wealth, that it “has undertaken a number of initiatives to increase the public’s access to a diverse, ethical and competent financial planning workforce. As part of this work, CFP Board is committed to serving as the leader and catalyst for gender parity in the profession.
by Ginger Szala
February 12, 2020