Award reaffirms commitment to addressing financial needs of women and their families
10 September 2014

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail wealth management affiliate of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), announced that Anita Grossman, president and founding partner of Grossman Financial Planning Group and registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker-dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor, has received the Women’s Choice Award® for Financial Advisors. This award, which is based on feedback received from a client survey regarding service and practices, is the only recognition program for well-qualified advisors who are committed to the women’s market and serving their female clients.

The Women’s Choice Award was co-created by WomenCertified and the Women’s Institute for Financial Education in an effort to help women identify trusted advisors and allow advisors to showcase their commitment to the women’s market. Achieving this award reaffirms the extraordinary service in addressing the financial needs of women and their families demonstrated by Grossman and her firm, Grossman Financial Planning Group.

“Women are looking for answers on how to identify financial firms and advisors they can trust. In a cluttered marketplace, our mission is to simplify her choice,” said Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified. “The Women’s Choice Award allows women to make smart financial choices by identifying those advisors who provide quality services and commitment to their clientele.”

“We are thrilled to have received this prestigious award,” said Grossman. “Women account for the majority of financial decisions made today and our firm is committed to educating and empowering women to make the best financial decisions for themselves and their families.”

Grossman founded Grossman Financial Planning Group, an independent fee-based financial planning and wealth management firm serving the Philadelphia metro area, in 1995. Grossman specializes in comprehensive retirement planning, investment planning, estate planning, wealth preservation, wealth accumulation, financial independence, business succession, and charitable planning for high net-worth individuals, business owners, and senior-level executives.

Over the years, her commitment to the success of her clients has earned Grossman many recognitions including being listed as a Five Star Wealth Manager in Philadelphia Magazine for the past six consecutive years and New Jersey Monthly for four consecutive years. She has also received the Human Relations Award, a national honor awarded by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) for outstanding charitable endeavors. In addition, Grossman has earned Top of the Cabinet and PREMIER PARTNERS, elite advisor groups for top producers within Lincoln Financial Advisors, and is a member of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC).

Grossman earned a bachelor of science degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, graduating at the top of her class. She holds FINRA series 6, 7, 63, 65 registrations and life and health licenses. She is licensed in many states throughout the country. Grossman Financial Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.

About Lincoln Financial Network

Lincoln Financial Network is the marketing name for the retail sales and financial planning affiliates of Lincoln Financial Group and includes Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of almost 8,000 representatives, agents, and full-service financial planners throughout the United States, Lincoln Financial Network professionals can offer financial planning and advisory services, retirement services, life products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent individuals, business owners, and families.

About Women’s Choice Award

The Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisor Program is based on 17 objective criteria associated with providing quality service to women clients such as credentials, experience and a favorable regulatory history, among other factors. Financial advisors do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisors, though they have paid a basic program fee to cover the cost of the client survey. WomenCertified Inc., home to the Women’s Choice Awards, awards businesses, brands and services based on high recommendation ratings by female consumers. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of women so they can help each other identify businesses that deserve their loyalty and referrals. To learn more, visit



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