Our Story

Why Equita Financial Network and Why Now


Equita came about as a result of the personal experiences of co-founders Katie Burke and Bridget Grimes. Like many women in the financial planning industry, both Katie and Bridget had left larger, traditionally run financial planning firms to launch their own companies. They wound up collaborating on several client cases, sharing best practices for client solutions and business management, and found their collaboration provided each of their respective firms and firm clients with tremendous benefits.

As owners of their own firms, they also found that partnering on key business resources allowed them to engage with the best industry providers. They realized that what they had created between their two firms could have much greater impact for the vast number of women financial planners choosing to launch their own firms. And so, Equita Financial Network, Inc was launched.



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