Neela is passionate about women taking their finances to the next level. Women are increasingly outearning and outlearning the guys, yet many company policies and financial services are leaving women out. Neela’s goal is to step outside the “paint it pink” model and tailor financial planning to the unique needs of different types of women. She specializes in working with breadwinners and young inheritors.
Neela is a partner with Abacus Wealth Partners. Since 2009, Neela has helped grow a firm that values and supports women through flexible policies, career advancement, and equal pay for equal work. As a consequence, 50% of Abacus’ advisors are women, in an industry were 20% is the norm. Neela was named as Investment News’ “40 Under 40” for financial advisors in 2016 and is a graduate of UC Berkeley.
When she isn’t out trying to change the world, Neela enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler, traveling the world, and reading yet another social science book.