M Financial Group and The Links, Incorporated are hosting a virtual job fair on April 29. This is the first event of its kind for the two organizations and an extension of the growing relationship that began in 2019.
The partnership combines M Financial’s commitment to innovative solutions, industry transformation, and financial equity with the economic empowerment goals of The Links, Incorporated, an international nonprofit that includes more than 16,000 professional women of African ancestry. The Links, Incorporated has 288 chapters across 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom.
At the job fair, experienced professionals, new graduates, and summer job seekers in the extended Links, Incorporated network can explore available employment opportunities in financial services. Participating companies include M Member Firms Cornerstone Advisors, NLEC, Rose Glen, and Winged Keel Group, as well as M’s partner insurance carriers Prudential, Nationwide Financial, Pacific Life, and John Hancock.
Interested candidates can learn more about M Financial’s Magnet Program, an industry-leading training and mentorship program. Magnet Financial Professionals receive extensive education, resources, and support to help them successfully launch their new careers.
“M Financial recognizes that financial literacy is essential, and that financial professionals play a crucial role in helping their clients make important financial decisions,” said Lucy Bosworth, Vice President of Marketing and Practice Management at M Financial. “One of our goals is to bring more women, African Americans, and other historically underrepresented groups to the financial profession to offer a broader range of experience to a more diverse client base. This virtual job fair represents a significant step in this direction and deepens M’s relationship with The Links, Incorporated.”
Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, national president of The Links, Incorporated, said, “This is the first time that we have come into a partnership where we are supporting the economic empowerment of our own members, including our younger members with the Magnet Program, and also for our broader membership through access and utilization of M Financial services.” She explained that this type of financial empowerment will have a ripple effect. “We are able to share this opportunity with our organization as a revenue stream and then invest that back into our communities and our programs.”