MINNEAPOLIS — August 12, 2020 — Rebecca McLaughlin, financial advisor at North Star Resource Group, was selected as a finalist for TeamWomen’s Unchartered Territory award.† The award will be presented as part of TeamWomenMN’s fifth annual WaveMaker Awards Celebration on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
TeamWomen is a female-led organization that coaches women to reach their full potential, and the Unchartered Territory award recognizes women who have excelled in a typically male-dominated profession or industry.
Whether in business or volunteering, McLaughlin has a passion for teaching and training people in the male-dominated fields of finance and astrophysics.
For 18 months, McLaughlin has been establishing an independent financial advising practice. In an industry where 80% to 85% of financial advisors are men (Barron’s, 2019) and the average age is over 55 (J.D. Power, 2019), she is becoming a trusted resource for clients and coworkers. Even early in her career, she is already coaching a financial intern and plans to develop other advisors in the future, a choice that has solidified her decision to remain independent rather than joining an existing practice.
Although her career is in finance, McLaughlin also minored in astrophysics, a field where women earn only 21% of bachelor’s degrees (American Institute of Physics, 2019).
McLaughlin is the co-founder of Womxn Crush Wednesday Climbing Group; an eMentor for BestPrep, a Minnesota-based nonprofit focused on improving financial literacy for students; and a mentor for Mentoring Her, the largest virtual community for mentoring women.
About North Star Resource Group
North Star Resource Group is a Minneapolis-based financial services firm that provides individuals, families and businesses with the resources needed to create, preserve and protect their wealth. With a network of 170 advisors in 22 states, North Star has contributed to the financial security and well-being of over 140,000 individuals.* Additionally, North Star contributes 10 percent of profits each year to worthy nonprofits through the Scott Richards North Star Foundation, totaling $5 million donated since 2004. To learn more about North Star Resource Group, visit www.northstarfinancial.com.
*Data as of December 31, 2019
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† The award is presented to a woman who has excelled in a typically male-dominated profession or industry. Five finalists are selected from the pool of applicants, with one award given. Award based on responses to questions on the nominee's professional accomplishments and accomplishments in the community. Working with this individual or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.