Region – Dawn E. Smith, CFP®, ChFC®, CDFATM, CLTC, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Hopkinton and the owner of Oasis Financial Services, was honored as the very first recipient of the Business Forward Females (BFF) Leadership Award from the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the March 27 BFF luncheon in conjunction with International Women Month.
Business Forward Females is the women’s professional networking group of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce established in 2013. Its mission is to encourage, support, educate and promote business women in the Corridor Nine region.
The BFF Leadership award was created to recognize a woman for her leadership and accomplishments in her profession, for actively assisting women in achieving their full potential, and for exemplifying the mission of BFF.
“Dawn Smith embodies the true spirit of the award,” said Karen Chapman, president and CEO of Corridor Nine during the presentation. “Dawn has been an active supporter of both BFF and the Corridor Nine Chamber since 2014.”
“She has been instrumental in recruiting prominent female speakers for BFF, promotes and does business with women in the group, educates members on financial literacy on a monthly basis, and is well known for her generous contributions to the development, enthusiasm, and advancement of the BFF program,” Chapman added.
Smith started her career in financial services at the age of 23 and built her successful business by helping women learn, succeed, and gain financial strength and independence. To date, her professional accomplishments include: Forbes Top Women Advisors, Boston Magazine Top Scoring Wealth Managers, the Top 200 Wealth Advisor Moms in the country by Working Mother Magazine, and most recently was named to Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisors for 2018.
Smith is a single mother of four children, has a black belt in Tai Kwon Do, and is a worldwide marathon runner having run in both the Boston and the Great Wall of China marathons. In addition, she has raised thousands of dollars for Dana Farber, and volunteers for numerous community organizations.
For more information or to contact Smith, call Oasis Financial Services at 508-281-6000 or visit www.ameripriseadvisors.com/dawn.e.smith or visit the Ameriprise office at 63 South Street, Suite 192, Hopkinton.
For more information on Corridor Nine visit www.corridornine.org.