WIFE.org Co-Founder/KPBS Hero Candace Bahr Named to Inaugural Investment News “20 Women to Watch” List

Candace Bahr
Candace Bahr
SAN DIEGO - Dec. 17, 2015 - PRLog -- Upwards of 400 financial professionals across the nation were nominated for this prestigious industry award, and Candace Bahr won. That’s quite an honor for the independent LPL financial advisor and owner of Bahr Investment Group in Carlsbad, California, who is in incredible company with notables like Alexandra Armstrong, Chairman and Founder of Armstrong, Fleming and Moore, Inc., who won the Lifetime Achievement Award and is referred to as an “industry icon.”

The “20 Women to Watch” list recognizes female financial advisors and industry executives who are distinguished leaders at their firms and who have advanced the business of providing financial advice through their leadership, passion, creativity and willingness to help women along the way.

“I am honored to be recognized for my contributions to support women in a traditionally male-dominated industry,” Bahr said. “It is so important for young females to have strong role models and mentors, in all areas of life. And, I am truly humbled to be in the company of the other award recipients who are absolutely incredible women.”

Awards were given based on four key criteria: demonstrated success and leadership in the financial advisory industry, the ability to affect change in the industry, a willingness to share her expertise with others in the field, including serving as a mentor or role model for other female professionals, and service to her community.

Bahr has demonstrated devotion, success and leadership in financial services for more than three decades. As the co-founder of the nonprofit Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE) and owner of Bahr Investment Group, Bahr has donated thousands of hours to help teach and empower women across the country through WIFE’s flagship program Second Saturday Divorce Workshop. For more than 25 years, the program has helped individuals deal with the legal, financial and psychological issues of divorce, raising almost $350,000 for charitable causes in the San Diego community. In 2014, Second Saturday embarked on a national rollout, with Candace sharing her expertise by personally mentoring other professionals in bringing this program to their communities. With over 120 workshops across the country tracking towards a total of 500, the Second Saturday rollout means that women nationally can receive help and hope at what might be the most difficult time in their lives. The growing community of Second Saturday leaders is second to none – it is a network of high-integrity, volunteer professionals who specialize in divorce, all devoted to making a difference in the lives of women across the country.

According to WIFE.org co-founder and fellow advocate Ginita Wall, “As long as I’ve known Candace, she has worked tirelessly to help others – she is always going the extra mile, in her business and through the Women’s Institute. I’m thrilled that she has been given this honor by Investment News – in my mind, no one is more deserving.”

In 2013, Bahr and Wall were honored as KPBS Local Heroes for their non-profit efforts in the San Diego community, which included recognition as part of National Women’s History Month. She is also honored as a member of the LPL Financial Chairman’s Club, recognized for outstanding performance and service and ranks her in the top six percent of LPL advisors based on annual production. She has spoken at industry events to encourage and mentor more women in the business and is a regular keynote speaker at Literacy Institutes for various State Treasury departments. Bahr also serves on Investment News’ Women Advisory Board, contributing on programming for women advisor events.

For more information on Second Saturday Divorce Workshops, please visit www.SecondSaturday.com, or email SecondSaturday@WIFE.org.

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About Candace Bahr:

Candace is the co-founder and managing partner of Bahr Investment Group, a comprehensive, independent wealth management firm in Carlsbad, California. Candace and her husband, John Baranowski, founded the firm in 1998, and are affiliated with LPL Financial, the largest independent brokerage firm in the United States.* As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and top advisor, Candace is privileged to have been named one of the “Top 10 Outstanding Brokers in the United States” for 2003 by Registered Rep, a leading industry magazine.

About LPL Financial

LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. , is a leader in the retail financial advice market and currently serves $462 billion in advisory and brokerage assets. LPL is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians and is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2015). The Company provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and over 700 banks and credit unions, enabling them to help their clients turn life's aspirations into financial realities. Advisors associated with LPL also service an estimated 40,000 retirement plans with an estimated $115 billion in retirement plan assets, as of September 30, 2015. LPL also supports approximately 4,300 financial advisors licensed and affiliated with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have 3,413 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

Candace Bahr is a registered principal with securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. CA Insurance Lic. #0A17376


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