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First Black woman to be awarded top Northwestern Mutual Honor Awards

Andrea Williams, CLU®, CFP®, Financial Advisor, is the first African-American woman in Northwestern Mutual’s history to be awarded one of the company’s top honors, Forum membership. She has also been locally recognized by Northwestern Mutual – Chicago as Financial Advisor of the Year.

Williams has dedicated her financial services to underserved markets, focusing on women and the African-American community.  Seeing the disparities in these communities relating to financial planning, Andrea has made it her mission to make a difference as a leader and advocate.

“Andrea’s drive and determination have made her an invaluable advisor to lead her clients through the financial planning process,” said Corey D. McQuade, Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual – Chicago. “Williams has paved the path for the next generation of advisors, serving as a role model and mentor to people of color and women.”

Williams has previously been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Rolling Out, Black Enterprise and she was named to the ‘Top 40 under 40 Game Changers’ through the Urban Business Roundtable in Chicago.

Williams graduated from Dominican University summa cum laude with a degree in finance and economics.


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