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The Women’s Circle
September 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Women’s Circle brings women together to inspire and encourage one another by sharing experiences, challenges, successes, and lessons learned. Participants will leave feeling energized, motivated, and ready to achieve their professional and personal goals! Led by Kimberly White, CNC Executive Director. Join her and special guests as they explore growth opportunities and learn how to follow your path to new success!
Guest: Anita Knotts
Anita Knotts is a highly accomplished senior executive with nearly 30 years of expertise in
sales, marketing, and business development in the competitive wealth management market.
After spending the first part of her career as a successful investment advisor followed by years
of leadership, Anita is now embarking on the next phase of her career as an entrepreneur.
Anita has recently launched her new business Lotus Women’s Institute LLC. The mission of the
organization is to attract, develop and advance women and people of color to choose financial
services as a career path. She believes strongly that firms who implement initiatives to hire
diverse teams – specifically for frontline roles – will have a competitive edge.
In 2019 she was recognized by Investment News as a “See It, Be It Role Model” for diversity
and inclusion as part of their annual Diversity & Inclusions Awards program. Her recognition
was well-deserved, as her passion to educate, encourage and empower women to take a larger
role in their financial lives drove the launch of the successful Women & Wealth initiative during
her time in Corporate America. Anita also formed the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN); a forum
for women to regularly meet and openly discuss topics pertaining to professional development
and personal work/life balance. She is a frequent contributor and presenter on the topics of
women and wealth and also led the Chicago Western Suburbs Chapter of Ellevate, a global
professional women’s network with a mission to close the gender-based achievement gap in
business by providing women with a community to learn from and lean on.
Anita received her B.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. with a
Distinction in Finance from DePaul University. She also holds Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.
Anita is a Board Member of Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce for Women in Business and
sits on the Advisory Board for North Central College’s School of Business and
Pre-registration is required and can be done HERE
FREE for all