Despite the push for diversity in the workplace, advisory and other leadership roles for women have not increased significantly in many sectors.
While the financial services industry strives for a balance more than most others, women in advisory roles only account for one-third in that category and even fewer in leadership roles.
Kate Healy of NextGen Advocate believes that financial firms are overlooking a key pool of talent to fill advisory and leadership positions.
She has a message for owners and CEOs of firms who are looking to fill key managerial and leadership positions, "Turn around and look in your own organization. You may have people in lower levels. You can develop them".
Healy also offers her insights on how women can form and implement a career path leading them to higher-level positions within the firms they work for.
As Women's History Month continues, TheStreet highlights groundbreaking female leaders in our month-long video series: Women's History, Wall Street, and Beyond. Watch: Top Women Leaders Share the Keys to Business Success, If Wall Street Was Doing Enough, We'd Have More Diversity: Krawcheck and we launched a new series: Coffee with Katherine.