IWF Washington, DC member Alexandra Armstrong, the iconic founder and chairwoman of Washington, DC-based Armstrong, Fleming & Moore, Inc., will receive the inaugural InvestmentNews Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women to Watch gala on March 16th. As a committed champion of the Leadership Foundation, Alexandra is in the vanguard of the movement to educate, inspire and empower the next generation of women leaders.
In 1977, Armstrong was the first person in Washington, and one of the first women in the nation, to become a certified financial planner. Focused on helping other women, especially widows, she co-wrote a book with psychologist Mary Donahue called, “On Your Own: A Widow’s Passage to Emotional and Financial Well-Being” (Dearborn Trade Publishing). The book is on its fifth edition and today her firm serves 475 clients. Armstrong has also mentored dozens of women – and men – to foster the growth of financial planning into a bona fide profession.
Armstrong will officially receive the InvestmentNews Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women to Watch gala in New York on March 16th.
Her inspiring story is detailed in the November 23rd issue of InvestmentNews, devoted exclusively to women in the advice business. The issue also features InvestmentNews’ inaugural Women to Watch list, recognizing 20 women in the industry who have demonstrated success, leadership, ability to effect change, willingness to help other female professionals and community service.
(Source: InvestmentNews press release).
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