Many women won't consider working as a financial adviser, even though 70% of women say they would prefer to work with a female adviser, according to a study by the Insured Retirement Institute. Among college-educated women ages 25 to 49 who participated in the study, 40% say they don't consider work as an adviser interesting. "Firms are well advised to review their recruitment practices and workplace policies to attract more women into the financial advisor profession," according to the institute.

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