After being approached by seniormanagement about wanting to recruit more female advisors, I remember what a branch manager said in a thick southy [South Boston] accent, while colorfully describing Yours Truly, "Stick a dolla' on the table, and she'll fight ya for it."

While the encounter still makes me laugh, I know that the Bostonian had it wrong. The loyalty factor with women generally trumps all. And that extends to both her clients and the firm for which she works. While it's a slightly different world today, there's no mystery on how to attract quality female advisors in the financial industry. The stories below illustrate the point.

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