Diversity in Finance
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
In this session, three trailblazers will share their experiences on finding success and empowering insights as to how the finance industry is becoming more diverse. Topics will include overcoming various hurdles of the gender wage disparity, salary negotiations, and going through major changes we may face throughout life. As the finance industry evolves and continues to adapt to a more inclusive environment, learn how you can become an advocate to achieve your own financial wellness.
Adrienne Davis, CPA
After years of doing big business tax and accounting for companies like Deloitte and PwC, Adrienne realized working with individuals 1-on-1 would feel so much more impactful — so she quit her corporate job to open an independent financial planning practice, where she can work directly with clients to help change the trajectory of their life. By leveraging the tools she learned through working with billion-dollar companies, Adrienne helps her clients achieve their finance goals and secure their future. Adrienne partners with Northwestern Mutual to utilize their resources and financial planning offerings. Adrienne graduated from Howard University in 2013 with a BBA in Accounting and earned her MBA in 2014.
Connect with Adrienne on LinkedIn.
Katerina Hencova CFP®
Katerina Hencova is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who specializes in serving women and their unique needs. She is passionate about empowerment through knowledge and guides individuals and families in building comprehensive financial plans and developing customized strategies to achieve their financial liberation, which prompted her to build a series of seminars, “Plan Like a Woman” and “Salary Negotiations” to inform the female demographic on overcoming various hurdles of the gender wage disparity, living longer than men, lower social security benefits, and going through major changes they may face throughout life. Both seminars are being taught at UCI Paul Merage School Of Business and CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.
Connect with Katerina on LinkedIn.
Natalie is a 24-year-old CF patient. She was diagnosed on her first birthday and remained relatively healthy until high school/college when she began regular hospital admissions. In January of 2020, Natalie started Trikafta which has changed her life drastically. She no longer coughs or struggles to breathe, and thanks to her new and improved health, she is focusing on her career goals which include finishing a Master’s program in Conservation Biology and getting a job as a wildlife biologist.
Greg Hutchins is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Head of Talent Acquisition. In this role, Greg is responsible for setting the direction for two centers of excellence and integrating DE&I principles into the Foundation’s talent strategy and business practices. Greg is an accomplished talent acquisition leader and diversity catalyst with 23 years of Fortune 500 and nonprofit experience. Greg joined the CF Foundation in February 2020. He previously managed talent acquisition and the diversity outreach program for The Pew Charitable Trusts from 2011-2020.