From the Team
A commitment to gender diversity makes business sense. Companies with greater gender diversity perform better. McKinsey’s research has shown that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely to outperform on profitability and 27% more likely to demonstrate superior value creation. (McKinsey and Company. “Closing the Gap. “ Global Banking Practice. September 2018)
Our program delivers support, widespread industry exposure and makes a statement about your commitment to women through programs and services that are specifically tailored to your goals.
Jennifer Bacarella earned her Bachelors in Finance degree from Siena Heights University in 1996 with an Accreditation in Management. She started working in the financial industry in 1994 and served as an executive of broker-dealer SPS Family until 2021.
After decades of working with amazing financial advisors at SPS Family, Jennifer decided to start her own firm and become a full-time financial advisor.
Kristi Delongchamp is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hospitality Business. She began her career in recruiting in 2002, and moved into managing the department in
2019 after years of being the supervisor.
In 2021, Kristi took on a much larger role in the company as the Vice President of Business Development and Relationship Management.
Recording Secretary, WIFS Michigan Chapter
VP, Business Development and Relationship Management,
Treasurer, WIFS Michigan Chapter
Talent Acquisition Manager, Prudential Financial
Jennifer Vaal is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. She began her career in recruiting in 1999 and has progressively expanded her knowledge base and skill set.
Jennifer's strengths include:
Relationship Management, high level-recruiting, sales, networking, and community development
Partnering with Diverse Organizations to recruit and retain diverse talent
Forging meaningful relationships through strong leadership with management, external partners, candidates, and internal employees
Strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, development, and execution of plans and processes
Ability to execute, good organization skills, risk identification skills, management courage, and decisiveness
Membership Chair, WIFS Michigan Chapter
Six Six Consulting
Becky Steffens is a graduate of Baker College where she received her Bachelors degree in General Studies and MBA in Marketing. She has been in the financial industry since 2006, starting as a document imaging specialist at a broker-dealer, and gradually moved through the company as an Operations Specialist, New Advisor Liaison, Marketing Specialist, and Strategic Growth Strategist. In 2021, Becky began a new journey at White Glove, a fin-tech marketing company for financial advisors.
In March of 2022, Becky decided to use her marketing and financial knowledge to start her own company and become an independent consultant for advisors and firms within the financial industry.