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AdvoKate: So Long Summer, Hello Conferences

Every year, it happens pretty quickly for me. I finally adjust to the slower pace of August and, blink!, it’s fall conference season in full force. My next few months will be packed with events where I’ll be meeting new people, running into old friends, and doing my favorite thing: “AdvoKating” for the future of our industry.

But first, I want to share a highlight that happens at the end of every summer. Our interns put their heads together and come up with a “Capstone” project. They present their big idea to Tom Nally, President, TD Ameritrade Institutional, and his leadership team. Each year they impress me and my colleagues with their unique perspectives and the hard work they put into this effort.

L-R Ryan Shen, Christina Eng, Alejandra Cornell-Roberts, Kate Healy, Timothy Haan, Margaret DiGerolamo, Chris Passarell

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AdvoKate: NextGen RIA Scholarship and Grant Winners Invade the Big Apple


Kate Healy with The 2017 Next Gen RIA Scholarship and Grant Winners in NYC

Kate Healy with The 2017 NextGen RIA Scholarship and Grant Winners in NYC

For many, summer in the city is something to try to escape. Sure, it’s hot and humid, but it’s also my favorite time of year. For me, it has come to symbolize an infusion of new energy into the RIA world as we welcome and celebrate our NextGen RIA Scholarship and Grant winners.

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AdvoKate: Fathers, Front & Center

It’s June—time to think about dads and grads again. As someone who is passionate about growing the number of women and other under-represented groups in the ranks of financial planners, it’s no surprise I often direct my advice and encouragement to women.

Not today. Today, I’m talking to you: dad, father figure, godfather, uncle…any man who has a female in his life who looks up to him. This is for you.


Kate Healy and her father, Jack Healy, on Hawk Mountain while hiking the Appalachian Trail.


I come from a big Irish Catholic family. My father grew up in a time of traditional mindsets about gender roles. But since his father died when he was young, my dad had many strong females in his life—his mother, his grandmother, and his two sisters. So when it came to his four daughters, he made sure we knew we could be whoever we wanted to be. No limitations. (Especially me, because I was his favorite!) He was a wonderful man in so many ways, and I thank him for teaching me this all-important life lesson.

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