RBC Wealth Management – U.S. and City National Bank today announced a $100,000 donation to the PowHERful Foundation, the organization co-founded by Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond, which gets young women to, and through, college with financial assistance, mentorship and other services to help scholars reach their highest potential. In addition to the $100,000 donation, RBC Wealth Management – U.S. and City National Bank are partnering with Soledad O’Brien to bring her important message about empowering women clients and financial advisors, starting with two events in California in May. Additional events in Washington D.C., New York and Minneapolis will be held in the fall.
“We are thrilled to sponsor the important work of the PowHERful Foundation,” said Kristen Kimmell, chief of staff at RBC Wealth Management-U.S. “By helping the young women of today reach their full potential, PowHERful is creating a pipeline of talent for female leadership.” RBC is known globally for its leadership in diversity and inclusion practices and plays a leading role in promoting board diversity in North America.
“RBC Wealth Management and City National Bank have a commitment to diversity and inclusion that dovetails with our work at PowHerful. Their support helps PowHerful connect young woman of every background to the tools and people who can help them secure a good education, a sound financial future, and opportunities in the workplace that once felt out of reach,” said Soledad O’Brien.