The characteristics that make women successful advisors are often stumbling blocks for advancing their careers. That was the main message Mindy Diamond, president and CEO of recruiting firm Diamond Consultants, tried to emphasize to the women gathered at the Women’s Advisors Forum in New York on Thursday.

Women advisors, she told the gathering, are more driven, empathetic, nurturing and client oriented than their male counterparts and have “uniquely suited DNA for this position.” They’re so dedicated to nurturing clients, however, that they often forget to take the time to think about where they are in their careers.

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