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DENVER (CBS4) – Madison Carter, a young financial adviser, is making time for those in need. She is making her mark by helping the younger generation make theirs.
“I love it, I do love it. There’s no other explanation for why I work 18 hour days and weekends,” Carter said.
She is making her mark on the professional side at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
“There’s definitely a lack of women in my position and in my industry,” Carter said.
But that’s really nothing new. It’s been that way her entire life.
“It all started with an internship that I did on an all male team.”
Despite the lack of women on the professional side, Carter cares more about who she helps.
“It’s really more about my clients and the people that I work with and the people that I help.”
She says while there are other strong, intelligent women in the industry, she understands why there are so few.
“There are certain reasons and attitudes and skill sets that you need to have to be successful in this industry,” she said. “Not that women don’t, can’t or shouldn’t have those, I think it’s a learning curve for understanding what those are and what else additionally we can bring to the table as smart, intelligent women.”
As for making her mark in the community, she’s passionate about helping children — specifically the Boys and Girls Club.
“I love being able to give back in that way. I was very, very fortunate to grow up in a family with supportive parents and siblings and extended family and great friends; and I know that there are a lot of children out there who don’t have that and who don’t have the same opportunities that I had.”