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Akron, OHIO – April 4, 2022 – InvestmentNews has recognized Diversitas as a 2022 Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards finalist. Diversitas, along with 14 other firms, were chosen from more than 120 nominations by a committee of InvestmentNews representatives and judges from the advice business. The firm was recognized for its ability to inspire others from diverse backgrounds to join, flourish and bring their true selves to work in the financial services industry.

InvestmentNews is proud to introduce the fifth annual Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recognition program. It aims to tell the story of individuals and firms using their success, leadership skills, and willingness to implement and advocate for diversity and inclusion within the financial advisory industry.

“The firms selected as finalists this year exhibit qualities that create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace within the financial advice industry,” said Brittney Grimes, editorial special projects manager of InvestmentNews. “The initiatives at these distinguished firms allow employees to be their authentic selves and bring their best ideas to the table.”

Diversitas, along with the other firms and individuals making the fifth annual Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion list, is highlighted in the April 4 issue of InvestmentNews and online at

“We are thrilled that InvestmentNews has recognized Diversitas for its commitment to bringing more diversity to the wealth management industry and financial planning profession,” said Dr. Barry Mulholland, Ph.D., lead organizer of Diversitas and Director of The University of Akron’s Financial Planning Program. “We started Diversitas in 2016 to make the industry more inclusive through education, mentorship, and human connection. While we’ve accomplished a lot over the past six years, we still have a long way to go. I commend my fellow honorees for the work they are doing, and I know together we will create real change.”

To learn more about Diversitas and the other 2022 winners and finalists, please visit and

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About Diversitas

Diversitas is an organization run by The University of Akron’s College of Business focused on making the financial planning profession and the wealth management industry more inclusive through education, mentorship and human connection. Diversitas runs local and nationwide events in an effort to attract underrepresented groups to the financial advisory profession and industry by mitigating the leading barriers to entry – a lack of education, understanding and awareness.

For more information on Diversitas, visit:

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