Diversity Symposium

NAIFA Brings Together Thought Leaders on Diversity & Inclusion

NAIFA is the industry’s largest and oldest industry organization. We are the “big tent.” As such, NAIFA is actively involved in bringing together key industry partners to work together to create a more diverse industry that better reflects and serves consumers in multiple markets.

On May 23, 2017, NAIFA held its first Diversity Symposium comprised of thought leaders from different companies and organizations who are committed to share best practices and exchange ideas and strategies. The Symposium was held in conjunction with the Congressional Conference to give participants the opportunity to attend the largest advocacy meeting in the industry.

Forward-thinking executives from the nation’s top financial firms as well as volunteer leaders from other industry groups came together to discuss the importance of having a diverse workforce and strategies for making this happen. Speakers presented the business case for promoting diversity and facilitated discussions on how the industry can work together to move the needle forward in advancing diversity within the industry. Download the full report from the May 2017 Symposium (PDF).

Spring 2018 Diversity Symposium

The second Diversity Symposium will be held in May in conjunction with NAIFA’s 2018 Congressional Conference in Washington, D.C. It will be facilitated by diversity expert Tariq Khan, founder and CEO of Global Diversity Marketing and Global University.

The May symposium will build upon the information shared during the inaugural meeting, bringing together company leaders and senior partners in an open roundtable to collaborate on strategies, discuss effective training tools and product development that will help advance diversity and inclusion in the industry. They also will examine NAIFA's role in serving as an industry resource.