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Teresa JW Bailey, President, Nashville, Waddell & Associates - Nashville, selected as a 2023 Awardee

The Exceptional Women Alliance (EWA) announces the selection of Spring 2023 awardee, Teresa JW Bailey, President, Nashville of Waddell & Associates. Ms. Bailey's journey with the firm began in July 2017, and she quickly rose through the ranks, being appointed as the Director of Development in January 2019, and eventually becoming President of the Nashville operations in 2022.

With over 17 years of experience in the finance industry, Ms. Bailey has established herself as a prominent figure known for her exceptional skills in enriching clients' financial worlds, driving innovation in response to a rapidly changing marketplace, and advocating for women, entrepreneurs, and creatives within the financial services industry.

"We welcome Teresa's energy, passion and drive to EWA! Her focus in providing a high-quality financial experience for her clients, while also enabling and supporting those around her to reach their goals, is synergistic with the mission of EWA," said Larraine Segil, Chair & CEO of EWA. "We look forward to her contributions in our global network of women!"

Teresa JW Bailey, President, Nashville of Waddell & Associates

David Waddell, President, CEO, and Chief Strategist of Waddell & Associates shared, "Exceptional leaders do not have incremental impact, they make transformational impact. Teresa's vision, leadership, and tenacity have dramatically grown our brand, our geography, our talent, and our client base. Everything she touches, improves. In short, Teresa transforms!"

Ms. Bailey has been named Wealth Management Industry's Rising Star, RIA Intel's Advisor of the Year finalist, InvestmentNews 40 Under 40 and Memphis Business Journal's 40 Under 40. Her leadership content has been featured across CNBC, NBC, and American City Business Journals, garnering over 627 million impressions since 2022. Her dedication to supporting women is magnified through her efforts with the Greater Memphis Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the Economic Club of Nashville and the Nashville Chapter of the Private Directors Association.


The Exceptional Women Alliance (EWA) is an invitation only peer mentorship organization where high-potential, high-level Exceptional Women from across multiple industries are hand-selected and invested in, to grow, learn, share, and succeed. In addition to the achievement of significant success, the criteria for acceptance include character traits that are defining of the EWA Culture – Kindness, the Spirit of Generosity, Transparency, Gratitude and Willingness to Share their Networks. The Foundation is a powerhouse of peer-to-peer mentoring that provides guidance, deep connection, and leadership, propelling each woman to sustainable success - one woman at a time. The year-long program enables each member to be connected as alumnae for life in the ever-expanding EWA global network, as their fellow women leaders continue to move into positions of significance.


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