Vice president and adviser, Wealthspire Advisors
Whenever she went to an industry event in pre-Covid days, Amanda Campbell would look around the room and strain to find another woman. “Only 23% of CFPs are women, and women advisers are such a small percentage of the business.” She believes their dearth harms women clients, many of whom have told her they feel uncomfortable talking about personal finances with male advisers. Her mission, as she describes it, is “making sure women feel empowered about money.”
From personal experience, she knows how important that is. Losing her father at a young age and seeing her mother struggle with the family’s finances, Campbell worked three jobs through college as a business major. She found her calling when she attended an alumni dinner and met a female financial planner. “I didn’t know what that was, but after we spoke, I decided that’s what I wanted to do.”
The encounter led to a job at a firm that later merged with Wealthspire. She currently serves as co-chair of the FPA of Maryland’s Women in Finance Committee and has served on its NexGen and Pro Bono Committees. With her sister, a physical trainer, Campbell also created The Health & Wealth Sisters, a publishing and marketing company that helps women practice total self-care.
— Evan Cooper