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Find what you need to thrive — flexibility, opportunity and community

You know that client relationships are key to a successful practice — we do, too. It's why we provide the flexibility, opportunity and community you need to put more within reach for your clients and your practice.

More flexibility in the things that matter most

You have the freedom to choose how to affiliate with Ameriprise — by becoming an employee advisor or franchise advisor. You can also choose whether to join a team or run your practice independently. Whatever you decide, you'll have the flexibility to manage your practice in a way that works for you.

More opportunity to grow through financial planning

As a leader in financial planning, we take a personal approach that gives you the opportunity to touch clients’ lives in a meaningful way. Our advisors tend to be good listeners, compassionate and empathize with clients — important qualities that help you get to know them on a deeper level as you look at all aspects of their finances. These qualities matter to us, because we get to know clients as people, not balance sheets. We listen closely to understand what’s important to them. Then, we build a plan with the right products and solutions to help make their goals a reality.


Our company is strong and thriving, enabling us to offer the resources advisors need to grow their practice — you can access best-in-class practice management and professional development options to help you achieve more. Tap into the knowledge of our field leaders to help you take advantage of proven ways to grow your practice and increase profitability. Benefit from our innovative solutions including the Confident Retirement® approach and social media marketing.

We'll provide all the support and training you need to deliver our unique brand of financial planning and advice.

More community among advisors

We recognize the difference women can make in this industry, and we've put in place the resources you need to run and grow your practice in a way that's right for you, including:

  • Personalized learning paths combining peer-to-peer, web-based and just-in-time learning programs
  • Relationship-based retirement planning support via the Confident Retirement® approach, facilitating meaningful conversations with clients
  • Women's marketing programs and resources for advisors marketing to women
  • Executive support through the Executive Women's Connection (EWC) speaker's bureau supporting our women's market initiatives
  • The Women's Empowerment (WE) advisor network whose mission is centered around locality, advocacy, service and education
  • The AFG National Women Advisor Summit to enable female advisors, AFAs and staff members to connect and learn from one another and subject matter experts
  • Women Advisor Growth Events to help build community among women advisors

“Ameriprise is the firm where you can make your vision a reality. If you have the drive, we have the leaders, resources and systems to help you be successful.”

Heather Leach, CFP®, ChFC®, CRPC®, CPWA®
Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisor

More than 120 years of strength and stability

You and your clients can feel confident you're working with a collaborative and inclusive company that is financially strong, profitably growing and well positioned for the future.

Find out why experienced women advisors choose Ameriprise. If you're considering going independent, please contact Private Wealth Advisor and Chair of our independent Women's Network, Shannon Lutze, at If you're considering joining one of our branch offices, please contact Branch Manager and Chair of our branch Women's Network, Julia Ortenzio, at

1The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience. Read more about the methodology.

2Barron’s listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, which is then submitted to and judged by Barron’s. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory and compliance record, and years of professional experience. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones, L.P.; all rights reserved. This award is not indicative of this advisor’s future listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, which is then submitted to and judged by Barron’s®. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory and compliance record, and years of professional experience. Barron’s® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones, L.P.; all rights reserved.

The Confident Retirement approach is not a guarantee of future financial results.

Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser.