According to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report(1) commissioned by American Express, women make up 40% of new entrepreneurs, a number that has been on an uninterrupted upward trajectory since the early 1970’s. Additionally, minority women make up the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the US(2). Many women entrepreneurs are drawn to a career in financial services because of the opportunity to pave their own way.
There opportunity and need for female Financial Professionals (FPs) is growing:
Women want to have access to the same level of support and professional development that men have enjoyed for so long. Research by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. supports that women are less likely than men to get advancement opportunities in their careers.
At MassMutual, we want to change that.
Our commitment to empowering women’s voices is founded in giving women the opportunity to shape their own careers. It also means giving women a voice into shaping issues that define our larger organization. At MassMutual we empower our female Financial Professionals (FPs) to:
At MassMutual, we believe in working for yourself, but not by yourself. We know that success comes from collaboration. We guide our Financial Professionals to well-established paths for success, and then provide the support, training and teaming necessary to get people where they want to go.
We believe that a career as a Financial Professional (FP) is an opportunity to serve in the lives of others. Our everyday work has an impact well into the future – whether it’s helping a family plan for a child’s education, a business owner plan for retirement, or an individual plan for the unexpected.
A commitment to innovation is rooted in openness to new ideas and ways of doing things. At our firm, we see change as necessary for survival and success. In this rapidly evolving world, we are committed to investing in cutting-edge technology and top-tier products that give our Financial Professional an edge.
At the corporate level, our commitment to being ‘above board’ in our transactions has earned us recognition and accolades, including but not limited to:
Hear from some of our female Financial Professionals (FPs) about why they chose this career: