“Earning this recognition affirms our ongoing dedication to fostering financial and retirement preparedness for all communities,” said Kristi Martin Rodriguez, leader of the Nationwide Retirement Institute. “We’re proud the program has started to make an impact and remain committed to advocating for a more equitable industry.”
Nationwide’s Diverse Markets Initiative aims to help financial professionals better understand the unique needs of diverse clients to make more of an impact on underserved populations whose wealth continues to grow. The program is designed to drive retirement planning opportunities, education and awareness for diverse communities including Asian, Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, rural and women. All 2023 Luminaries Award winners were selected by a diverse panel of judges from the industry and the ThinkAdvisor editorial team. Winners were recognized at the 3rd annual ThinkAdvisor Luminaries Awards dinner in New York City on November 28.