Thrive In The Financial Industry

The Solution for Women in Financial Planning

All entrepreneurs have a wish list when it comes to building their business — the marketing, the technology suite, the coaching, the relationships. They ultimately want to provide the best offering they can for their clients.

But this can be expensive, whether you’re just starting your business or are decades into running your own firm.

Enter Equita Financial Network: We provide everything female founders need to run a high-quality financial planning firm. You still have full ownership over your brand and your company — we just make it a lot easier for you to be successful.

Learn more about how Equita embraces women advisors

EQUITA’S MISSION: LET’S MOVE THE NEEDLE FOR WOMEN IN THE FINANCIAL PLANNING INDUSTRY.

Equita wants to change the financial services industry as we know it. We want women to not only stay in financial planning, but thrive. We want women to feel supported and included, like they are a part of the industry — whereas forever we have felt excluded, not part of the club, as though we couldn’t be successful as financial advisors because of our gender.

Women who want to stand apart from the crowd and go their own way make people feel uncomfortable, especially people at institutions that have always done things a certain way.

Equita is here to disrupt the industry and let women know that there is another way, a better way, to build the business you want and build the life you want to live.

We believe that:

  • You should be able to run your own financial planning firm on your own terms — and thrive while doing it.
  • Running your business and providing the best offering for your clients should be affordable.
  • There is power in community and collaboration.
Equita Co-Founder Bridget Grimes speaks at Invest in Women Conference
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BRIDGET VENUS GRIMES,
CO-FOUNDER OF EQUITA
AND PRESIDENT OF
WEALTH CHOICE

talks about four key de-railers that can prevent women executives from leading the lives they want.

Women We Serve

Big financial services companies are always talking about how they want to support and retain women in financial planning, but they can’t figure it out. Equita has figured it out — because we understand women’s experiences in this industry and have faced the exact same challenges over the course of our advisory career. From our own personal experiences and from the women we’ve talked to, we’ve seen female financial planners at all stages of their careers face the same issues. Our clients tend to be one of the following:

01.

Advisors that feel stagnant and want to break away

You’re an employee at a firm, but you want to have more. You don’t want to just get paid based on what the people up top are deciding you get paid. You want to work with the clients you want to work with, and not be told how to build your business. You want to be a business owner, but you find that there’s no easy way for that to happen.

02.

Current business owners who want to grow their business

You want to scale your business, but you can’t do it yourself because there are not enough hours in the day. You’re so engrossed in just running your business that you don’t have the time and energy to strategize and invest in future growth.

Whether you’re leaving your current firm to start your own company, or wanting to grow your existing company, it can be expensive, lonely, and nerve-wracking. At Equita, we provide the resources you need to succeed and be accountable.

If you are an experienced financial planner and you want to run a business on your own terms, then Equita is the right fit.

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