Tricia Seely, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Union, was selected to attend the Edward Jones third annual Women’s Conference at the firm.

The conference, held to recognize top female Edward Jones financial advisors, provided attendees with the opportunity to network, hear from internationally recognized speakers, participate in elective sessions that explore performance excellence, best practices and interact with firm leadership.

“We are thrilled to be bringing together our most successful women financial advisors to recognize their contributions and facilitate mentorship,” said Alan Kindsvater of Edward Jones Branch Training. “The success of women financial advisors is a firm priority because it will enable us to serve more diverse clients and have greater choices for future leaders.”

Today, about 19 percent of Edward Jones’ financial advisors are women. In October, Edward Jones launched a firmwide network for female financial advisors in a pledge to bring more women to the financial advisor role.

The network, called WINGS — or Women’s Initiative for New Growth Strategies — offers tools, mentorship resources and coaching designed to strengthen and advance female career trajectories at the firm.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors.

The firm’s 15,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit the firm’s website at www.edwardjones.com and its recruiting website at www.careers.edwardjones.com.