I jumped into an investment industry that wasn’t the most welcoming, but it was the most rewarding financially. My time working with thousands of clients over the years taught me how to build a proper risk identity to invest comfortably. I started as kid out of college with no clue and eventually became a Branch Manager who led and taught so many more. Only 53% of families own stock and within that percentage, only 13% are Black/African American and 10% are Hispanic. I felt every bit of that while working in the industry. Time to change that.