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What Is the Rising Star Program?

The Rising Star Program is an exclusive BISA-sponsored recognition and mentoring program for high performing individuals in the securities/brokerage industry. The program is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment that provides equal access to resources and opportunities.  

Limited to 15 new Rising Stars each year, the goal of the program is to foster professional growth, leadership growth and career advancement for diverse individuals through mentoring, networking events and volunteer opportunities. 

Who is Eligible?  

The requirements to be an eligible Rising Star candidate are as follows:

  • Must be an employee of a member firm
  • Is in the early career stage* of professional industry experience
  • Contributes significantly to his/her organization
  • Exemplifies leadership and is a role model for others
  • Assists those in subordinate or peer positions and is a team player
  • Exhibits dedication to the financial services industry

*Early career stage is not defined by years in the industry or age of nominee. Time within a specific role, at a firm, etc. will be considered.

The Rising Star Program Includes the Following:

Once selected as a Rising Star, candidates will be notified and are invited to participate in the following:

First year:

  • Pre-Annual Convention Conference Call
  • Complimentary registration and hotel to the Annual Convention
  • Recognition at the BISA Annual ConventionParticipation in BISA Annual Convention activities
    • Opportunity to participate in a Rising Star breakout session and/or peer group roundtable
    • Rising Star Networking event during the Convention
  • Post-Annual Convention Peer Group Project
  • Mentorship Program
  • Reimbursement for CFP - Limited to 5 Rising Stars each year
  • Opportunities to be featured throughout the year within BISA Portfolio, Social Media accounts, etc.
  • Inclusion in all calls designated for Rising Stars
  • Contact list of past and present Rising Stars

Alumni Program (after first year):

  • Complimentary registration and hotel to the Annual Convention - Only offered for 1 year after serving as a Rising Star
  • Invitation to participate in BISA Annual Convention activities dedicated to Rising Stars
  • Invitation to participate in Post-Annual Convention Peer Group Project
  • Opportunities to be featured within BISA Portfolio, Social Media accounts, etc.
  • Invitation to all calls designated for Rising Stars
  • Contact list of past and present Rising Stars

How to Apply?

 

Please click here and complete the application form. In order for the Diversity & Inclusion Committee to review, submissions must be received by Friday, January 11, 2019. Applicants will be notified before the end of January.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janet Huynh at jhuynh@bisanet.org.

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