Diversitas Welcomes New Director in Carina Diamond


Headshot of Carina Diamond

The University of Akron College of Business and its Department of Finance enthusiastically welcome Ms. Carina Diamond, CEO and Founder of Stella Secunda, as the new Director for the national Diversitas program.

Diversitas, founded at The University of Akron, is aimed at diversifying the wealth management industry and promoting diversity in people and professions. More than two dozen institutions, primarily through their financial planning programs, have partnered with The University of Akron to host multiple Diversitas events throughout the academic year, including an annual national symposium.

On Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, Diversitas will host its year-end program, part three of a series on the diversity of jobs in financial services. The event — Building Careers in Wealth Management: Future Careers — will focus on the changing nature of financial services and the diverse future job outlook.

Under its new leadership, Diversitas plans to broaden its scope and participate in a rebranding endeavor.

Although Diversitas has found national success in primarily promoting the diversification of people in financial services, its next phase will also include the diversification of careers. “There are myths about the industry, that it’s all about math and sales,” said Diamond. “In reality, there are job opportunities in a broad array of areas including technology, marketing, law, and other non-client facing sales roles.”

At the Diversitas helm, Diamond will lead her team in the active search for new corporate sponsors. Such momentum will drive Diversitas’ expansion in early 2024. As Diversitas grows, so also does its national message and reach within the industry as a whole. In addition to sponsors, the program currently seeks more interested partner universities.

Alongside her new role with Diversitas, Diamond also runs her own consulting business focused on succession planning and next-gen talent development. Further, she serves as an executive in residence at The University of Akron College of Business. For several years, Diamond has sponsored a namesake passion, The Diamond Graduate Women’s Leadership Xperience, providing interdisciplinary leadership enrichment to women graduate students across the UA campus.

Story by College of Business Dean’s Office.

Media contact: Cristine Boyd, 330-972-6476 or cboyd@uakron.edu.