CFP Board Center for Financial Planning Aims for Diversity and Research
Juliette Fairley profiles Rianka to start a conversation on diversity and inclusion in the financial planning profession.
“I studied personal finance as an elective and I loved it so much that I switched my major to finance and eventually ended up as an applied economics major,” Dorsainvil told Financial Advisor.
That was six years ago. Today the 28-year-old is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and founder of her own advisory firm, Your Greatest Contribution, in Maryland.
Dorsainvil is among the 6 percent of African Americans and 23 percent of women advisors currently working in an industry of 73,000 CFP professionals, according to CFP Board data. Financial advisor jobs will grow by 27 percent by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But only 6 percent of those jobs are expected to be filled by advisors under the age of 30, according to Cerulli Associates.