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Women of Influence: Finance 2023 – Neela Hummel

Custom Content by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Abacus Wealth Partners, LLC

Neela Hummel began her career in finance as an intern at Abacus Wealth Partners in 2009, later earning her CFP designation and working up the ranks to financial advisor, partner and chief advisory officer before being named co-CEO of Abacus in 2021. During her time at Abacus, Hummel has served two terms on its board of directors, developed its industry-leading parental leave policy (six months paid time off), and launched the company’s women’s initiative, the Abacus Sisterhood.

Hummel has helped grow a valuesaligned firm that supports gender equity through flexible policies, career path creation, and compensation transparency. As a result, over 50% of Abacus’ advisors are women, in an industry where 20% is the industry norm. Hummel’s work has centered around empowering and uplifting women in finance. Throughout her career, she has been a devoted mentor for women career changers and next generation talent.

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