Lafayette, California (EastBayDaily) — As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jeff Stark has received the Women’s Choice Award® for Financial Advisors based on rigorous research: 17 objective criteria including a client survey to obtain feedback regarding service and practices.
The Women’s Choice Award is the only recognition program for well-qualified advisors who are committed to the women’s market and serving their female clients. Achieving this award reaffirms the commitment Jeff Stark has to extraordinary service in addressing the financial needs of women and their families.
“I encourage women to express their financial voice, so that their values, concerns and aspirations are reflected in their financial decisions and in the lives. My goals are for them to gain greater clarity about their money and more confidence in their financial future.” WomenCertified, originator of the Women’s Choice Award, was created by Delia Passi, the leading advocate for female consumers and former group publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. In partnership with WIFE.org (Women’s Institute for Financial Education) co-founders Ginita Wall and Candace Bahr, Delia has created the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors in an effort to help women identify those advisors who are committed to providing quality service. The award allows this select group of advisors to showcase their commitment to the women’s market, while giving potential clients a starting point for entrusting their finances to an advisor.
Women currently control 51 percent of all wealth in the United States, and, according to the Federal Reserve, this number is projected to reach 66% by 2020.* As the financial industry wakes up to the fact that a great majority of the female population are seeking advisors they can trust, Passi, Bahr and Wall have already created the solution. This powerful, national initiative distinguishes advisors who support female consumers in their quest for financial education.
ABOUT FIRM/ADVISOR “For over 35 years my practice has focused on supporting women’s financial success by providing solutions to the financial challenges women face at various stages in their lives. My approach is to listen carefully to what’s important to them, their goals and concerns, both personally and financially, and then together, help develop a realistic plan toward securing their future for themselves and their families. My ultimate goal is for them to feel financially secure and in control of their finances, and look to the future with confidence and optimism, so they can enjoy those things that matter most.”
CONTACT INFORMATION Jeffrey M. Stark, CFP®, Financial Advisor http://www.jeff-stark.com jeffrey.stark(at)lpl.com LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC
ABOUT WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD The Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisor Program is based on 17 objective criteria associated with providing quality service to women clients such as credentials, experience and a favorable regulatory history, among other factors. Financial advisors do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisors, though they may have paid a basic program fee to cover the cost of comprehensive review and client survey. WomenCertified®, home to the Women’s Choice Awards, awards businesses, brands and services based on high recommendation ratings by female consumers. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of women so they can help each other identify businesses that deserve their loyalty and referrals. To learn more, visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com or go to: http://www.wife.org/womens-choice-award/finding-a-financial-advisor/
ABOUT WIFE.ORG The Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org) is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence. It was founded in 1988 by wealth management experts and KPBS Heroes Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall, who have a lifelong mission of helping women connect with resources that help them prosper and grow financially. Visit http://www.wife.org
*according to Forbes magazine, March 18, 2011