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Connecting Black Wholesalers Since 2016

Our Vision:​

A financial services industry wholesaler workforce that reflects and exceeds the 12.4% African-American demographic of the United States.  

We are black wholesalers, helping each other succeed by:
  • Talking through situations & opportunities; strategizing together.
  • Helping youth break into the field, while avoiding hazards & earning success.
  • We use casual discussion (text, phone, dinners) & formal development to mentor and nurture..
  • Networking with industry employers and COIs.
  • Talking candidly with our peers, mentees, and mentors.
  • If you are Black and a wholesaler or aspiring wholesaler, you are a member of this organization.
AWD is for us by us.

2022 6th Annual AWD National Assembly Highlights

Thank you, EVERYONE, for an outrageously successful annual conference! 

Professional Development

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AWD Black Women Wholesaler Panel | Westin National Harbor
sponsored by: MassMutual

Networking Events

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Major League Baseball Game | Nationals Park
sponsored by: Equitable

Awards Banquet

Recognition of Excellence & Service


AWD Awards Ceremony | Union Station Washington, DC
sponsored by: Brighthouse Financial

Community & Fellowship


Potomac River Dinner Cruise & Celebration
sponsored by: Prudential Financial

The Hornblower Riverboat | Washington, DC


Members & Sponsors! We are grateful, moved, and excited about the future...more and better Black wholesalers in the financial services wholesaling industry! In February 2016, the Association for Wholesaling Diversity set out to increase the quantity and quality of black wholesalers, and our members have created a thriving community in the process!
Special thanks to our particularly impactful 2022 Conference & Corporate Sponsors: 

Premier Conference Sponsors: Brighthouse Financial, MassMutual

Conference Sponsors: Prudential Financial, T. Rowe Price

Conference Event Sponsors: Capital Group, Equitable, MFS Investment Management, Corebridge Financial, Securian Financial
AWD Titanium Mentors: MassMutual, Brighthouse Financial

AWD Platinum Allies: Equitable, Pacific Life, CUNA Mutual Group, Prudential Financial,
T. Rowe Price

AWD Gold Partners: Jackson Financial, Franklin Templeton, Lincoln Financial Group,
Invesco, Athene/Apollo Global Management, Sammons Financial, AMG Funds, Protective
Corebridge Financial, Capital Group, Western & Southern, MFS Investment Management,
Securian Financial


Congratulations to our members who have recently earned promotions!

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Meet several AWD Members while they reflect on what AWD means to the Black Wholesaling Community.

Video Library of our Value Proposition


Diversify Your Workplace

Corporate Partners gain access to over five hundred highly skilled AWD Member wholesalers via personal introduction, job board posting, participation in our virtual meetings, workshops, conferences and dinners, resume database access,

corporate mentorship, and more.

AWD Corporate Sponsorship Details

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