Financial Services Diversity Organization Holds Career Fair and National Conference in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wholesale Diversity Association (AWD) is an American 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on black wholesalers in the financial services industry. After a two-year COVID break, AWD will welcome its 6e National Assembly & Conference this year from June 16e to June 19e at the Westin Washington National Harbor.

AWD’s “DMV Area Career Expo & Job Fair” features 11 Fortune 500 financial services companies hiring for positions in every department and hiring for locations worldwide and remotely. The job fair is held on Saturday morning June 18e of 9:00 a.m. to noon EST. All students, career changers and job seekers in Baltimore, DC, Marylandand Virginia regions are encouraged to attend. Participants can register online at:

Founded in 2016, AWD is made up of Black wholesalers representing all companies, channels, regions and products in the financial services industry. AWD’s mission is to: 1) strengthen and grow the Black wholesaler community we have built, 2) assist in the continued professional development of all Black wholesalers, 3) continue to leverage and grow our combined networks to facilitate the advancement of all Black Wholesalers, and 4) recruiting, training and welcoming Black students, job seekers and career changers into our thriving Black Wholesaler community.

“The difference between a moment and a movement is sacrifice. AWD embodies the collective sacrifice of hundreds of black wholesalers who help each other improve and progress. AWD also helps black students get started and then thrive in this lucrative and fulfilling career called financial wholesale services.” –Ron Williams, ChFC, Chair of the AWD Academic Outreach Committee

“Financial services wholesale, like many careers in financial services, is woefully underrepresented by black people, especially black women. AWD is squarely focused on the outcome we seek: black representation in sales. wholesale financial services that reflects, at a minimum, the demographics of United States at large.” –Marlōn Hall, CFS, AWD Founder

About Wholesale Diversity Association

Wholesale Diversity Association is the world’s first and only advocacy group for African American financial services wholesalers. Founded in January 2016, AWD now has over 600 members and is focused on building and strengthening the black wholesale community, continuously improving their wholesale business through workshops and mentorship, advancing continued professionalism of their members and the recruitment of black talent into the wholesale career path. Visit:

SOURCE Wholesale Diversity Association

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