Rianka Dorsainvil: Spotlight on Women in the Financial Industry
Rianka's spotlight feature from Advisor Websites.
Rianka Dorsainvil is a Certified Financial Planner® and founder of Your Greatest Contribution, a virtual, fee-only financial planning firm. Rianka has worked with both high-net worth clients, to volunteering and working with low income families. Rianka believes that these experiences have taught her, "the need of working with a financial planner should not be dictated by how much money you have, but the desire and motivation to want to live a fruitful life."
Rianka was recognized by Investment News in their 2015 list of top "40 Under 40" financial services professionals. Furthermore, Rianka was published in the Journal of Financial Planning for her research on the millennial generation's cultural and wealth patterns.
I got the opportunity to chat with Rianka and hear her best financial tips, greatest professional achievements, and her thoughts on the reported shortage of women in the financial services industry.
Why did you decide to work in the financial industry?
Growing up, I really didn’t know anything about personal finance; I never knew there was an opportunity to come into this as a career.
I took a personal finance class as an elective in college and that’s where I started learning about 401(k)s, disability insurance, credit scores, credit reports, and I thought: why isn’t this a required course to take? I was blown away by the information I learned in that class. I would learn this personal financial information and want to share it.