NASP was founded in Chicago in 1985 by Maynard H. Jackson, Felicia Flowers-Smith, Joyce M. Johnson & Donald Davidson. From a core group of 44 people in attendance at NASP’s first organizational meeting in 1985, the organization has grown to become a resource for diverse professionals within the securities and investments industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NASP currently has 11 local chapters throughout the United States and boasts a membership of over 500.
As a professional organization, NASP serves as a resource for the minority community at large and for the minority professionals within the securities and investments industry by providing opportunities to share information about the securities markets, including functioning as a repository for information regarding current trends, facilitating fundamental educational seminars, and creating networking opportunities.
We uphold the law that bans racial, ethnic or gender discrimination in employment.
We believe that racial , ethnic or gender discrimination in employment, business contracts and related activities is immoral and an unsound business practice.
We support equal and fair employment practices including, without limitation, the hiring, compensating, training, promoting and retaining of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, other minority Americans, and women.
We support the development of training programs that will prepare significant numbers of African-Americans, other minority Americans, and women for management, ownership, supervisory, administrative, clerical, sales and technical positions in all business activities.
We support equitable participation and equal opportunity in all business dealings.
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