ST. LOUIS, MO. (January 16, 2018)— Moneta is pleased to announce Partner Diane Compardo was recently named a “Leader of Distinction” by the YWCA Metro St. Louis, whose mission is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Compardo was one of 10 women named to the 2017 class.

The YWCA annually recognizes outstanding women for their achievements in the workplace and the community. These women join its Academy of Leaders, comprised of previous honorees. 2017 marked the 37th year of this important recognition. The members of the Academy of Leaders are the role models who empower women and work every day to improve St. Louis. This year’s distinguished honorees were celebrated at the annual YWCA Leader Lunch before hundreds of guest in a packed ballroom where videos telling each women’s unique story were displayed.  To view Diane’s video click here.

Compardo was honored for her achievements in the area of corporate management. At Moneta, she leads a team of 17 professionals who are dedicated to helping high-net-worth and family office clients simplify the many financial issues they face in today’s complex environment. The team provides a broad range of coordinated services for investing, tax and accounting, risk management, banking and cash management, education and retirement planning, family governance, and business, estate and philanthropic strategies. In addition, she is dedicated to mentoring other professional women to support their success and to help close the leadership gender gap within the financial services industry.

“I am humbled to be named among this year’s group of outstanding honorees,” Compardo said. “The YWCA Academy of Leaders is comprised of the top women leaders within the St. Louis community, many of whom mentored me along the way. I am eternally grateful for their guidance and hope to share the remarkable insights I learned from them with those women who are following in my footsteps.”

Compardo has been recognized both nationally and locally for her financial acumen, as well as her work within the community. In 2016-2017 alone, Diane was named one of the “20 Women to Watch” by InvestmentNews, a “Top Wealth Adviser Mom” by Working Mother and SHOOK Research, a “Most Influential Business Woman” by St. Louis Business Journal,  to the list of “Best Wealth Managers” and “Top 100 People to Know to Succeed in Business” by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, one of  “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” by Forbes, and one of the “Top 100 Women Financial Advisers in the U.S.” by Barron’s.

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Pictured above: Class of 2017:  Top row (left to right): Jovita Foster, partner and inclusion chair, Armstrong Teasdale; Karen Aroesty, regional director, Anti-Defamation League; Noemi Neidorff, philanthropist and community volunteer; Kennedi Ginger, future leader, Whitfield School; Mary Stillman, founder and executive director, Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls. Bottom row (left to right): Leila Sadat, professor and international human rights advocate, Washington University School of Law; Emily Pitts, principal, inclusion and diversity, Edward Jones; Diane Compardo, partner, Moneta Group; Tara Nealey, shareholder, Polsinelli; and Jennifer Labit, founder and CEO, Cotton Babies.