Elizabeth Shabaker, CFP®, Receives the Women’s Choice Award® for Providing Exemplary Financial Services to Women

Phoenix, AZ January 15, 2020 WomenCertified Inc., home of the Women’s Choice Award, identifies financial advisors and firms based on rigorous research focused on 17 points of objective criteria, in addition to references of validation from the advisor’s peers and/or superiors. As such, it is an honor to announce that Elizabeth Shabaker, CFP®, chief operating officer at Versant Capital Management, has earned the Women’s Choice Award, demonstrating a strong commitment to providing exemplary financial planning services for women.

Elizabeth specializes in all aspects of wealth management, where her expertise with family governance and next-generation planning is extensive and visionary. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a member of the Financial Planning Association and adjunct faculty at the Institute for Preparing Heirs. Her reach goes beyond the financial arena, into numerous community- and citizenship-related organizations.

The Women’s Choice Award is the only recognition program identifying well-qualified advisors and firms that understand and appreciate the importance of women’s financial power in today’s economy by providing the necessary services and experiences to assist her through life’s stages. Achieving this award reaffirms the commitment that Elizabeth has to extraordinary service in addressing the financial needs of women and their families.

According to the Women’s Choice Award, helping to support women on their road to financial security is truly a win-win for all. In fact, while many people know that women control more money than men, and that women are often the financial decision-makers of the household, according to Wealthsimple, women are investing 40 percent less than men. This means that women are losing out when it comes with reaching financial goals- in addition to compounding the pay gap dramatically over time.

Delia Passi, founder of the Women’s Choice Award says, “Women value financial security and yet often struggle with whom they can trust with their finances. We take pride in acknowledging advisors and firms who provide a superior experience to their clients. We applaud these advisors and the efforts they put forth to provide women with the service and financial guidance and education that they deserve.”

As the leading advocate for female consumers and former group publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines, Passi created the Women’s Choice Award to help women identify those advisors who are committed to providing quality service. The award allows advisors to showcase their commitment to the women’s market, while providing potential clients a starting point for entrusting their finances to an advisor.



Versant Capital Management, Inc. is a Phoenix-based RIA (registered investment adviser) and wealth management firm providing highly customized financial planning services for individuals, their families and related entities, and closely-held businesses, with a focus on multi-generational and next-generation education. For more information or to view the firm’s disclosures, go to versantcm.com.

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 may have paid a fee to participate in the Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisor Marketing Program. WomenCertified Inc., home to the Women’s Choice Award, awards businesses, brands and services based on high recommendation ratings by female consumers. The Women’s Choice Award represents the collective voice of women so they can help each other identify businesses that deserve their loyalty and referrals. To learn more, visit www.womenschoiceaward.com.