Man­ag­ing Direc­tor & Part­ner, HighTower Twick­en­ham

Working Mother - - Top Wealth Adviser Moms - Lau­ren Pear­son Birm­ing­ham, AL

How I be­come a fi­nan

cial ad­viser: I needed a job that 1) was ge­o­graph­i­cally trans­ferrable be­cause my hus­band’s job is prone to re­lo­ca­tion; 2) was flex­i­ble be­cause we planned to grow our fam­ily; 3) in­volved help­ing oth­ers; and 4) en­gaged my gifts, stim­u­lated my mind and helped me grow as a per­son. Why this job is per­fect for work­ing moms: My clients ap­pre­ci­ate that I’m a mom. They ex­pect me to go to my chil­dren’s soc­cer prac­tice yet trust that their wealth is be­ing man­aged with ex­cel­lence, though it of­ten means an­swer­ing emails in the mid­dle of the night.

Es­sen­tial money ad­vice: Pri­or­i­tize meet­ing with an ex­pert and putting a financial plan in place. I had a work­ing mother in my of­fice just two months ago who has got­ten more done in that time than some of my clients get done in years.

With An­drew, Lily, 8, Mary Ca­bell, 6, and Ware, 4

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