TD Ameritrade Joins Forces with Azure Antoinette Bridging Worlds of Finance and Art
Alliance seeks to encourage diversity of thought, creativity and engagement in the workplace
TD Ameritrade to host special event & screening of acclaimed documentary Girl Rising, Oct. 8
JERSEY CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In an unprecedented and unique collaboration, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYS: AMTD) and international commissioned poet, Azure Antoinette, have come together to inspire employees to be more creative, engaged, and make a lasting impact within their community.
Called "the Maya Angelou of the millennial generation," Azure Antoinette is a poet, spoken word artist whose work focuses on the intrinsic value of humanity—values shared by TD Ameritrade. As a poet, Antoinette has been commissioned to write for former First Lady of California Maria Shriver, the Girl Scouts of America, and The Documentary Group. In 2012, Antoinette was included in Forbes' "100 Most Powerful Women in the World" issue in a special section entitled "Women Helping Women."
In her first official event in association with TD Ameritrade Antoinette will be speaking on Tuesday, October 8 in Jersey City, New Jersey at the company's conference entitled, "Community Engagement & Girls' Education: Moving Forward." Antoinette will be sharing her own story of education and empowerment while urging employees to think about the profound impact they could have within their communities. Through Antoinette's work, TD Ameritrade seeks to bridge the divide between finance and art. First invited to speak for the company in the spring of 2013, Antoinette was attracted to the financial institution and the core values of the company, which focus on the integrity and value of their associates and clients.
"At the heart of TD Ameritrade's vision statement is a committed interest in the dignity and value of humanity," said Antoinette. "As an investment firm with a strong history, TD Ameritrade has truly demonstrated their commitment to their community, their integrity in business and practice, and their desire to empower their employees and clients. I am honored to be working with an institution who understands not only the value of investing in financial stability but human equity."
Later that evening, Antoinette will be participating in a screening of the film, Girl Rising, for which she is a Global Ambassador. The film, created by The Documentary Group, shares the story of nine young women around the world who have undertaken risks, sacrifices, and serious dangers to receive an education. Their stories are ones of hope and struggle, as well as a constant reminder of the genuine tenacity of the human spirit and the role it plays in the success of our world. As an early sponsor of the film and an institution vested in human dignity, TD Ameritrade is thrilled to offer associates the opportunity to share in the dynamic journey of these young women and other individuals through community support.
"Giving people opportunities to make a difference and be a part of something larger than their everyday jobs has a big impact on the individual employee experience and ultimately on society as a whole," said Katrina Becker, managing director of communications and public affairs for TD Ameritrade. "Our people have a passion for helping others, and TD Ameritrade's alliance with Azure Antoinette not only supports our corporate mission, but empowers employees to be leaders and make a difference in communities outside of the office that matter to them," continued Becker.
For further information about Azure Antoinette, please visit www.azureantoinette.com.
TD Ameritrade is separate from and not affiliated with Azure Antoinette and the Aalchemik Collective, and is not responsible for their policies or content.
About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade's (NYS: AMTD) technology, people and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them decide how - bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 38 years. An official sponsor of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services. Please visit TD Ameritrade's newsroom or www.amtd.com for more information.
About Azure Antoinette
Called "the Maya Angelou of the Millennial generation," Azure Antoinette is a poet, spoken word artist, freelance photographer, and youth and arts advocate whose performance poetry explores the ways social media is reshaping humanity. Azure was included in Forbes's "100 Most Powerful Women in the World" issue in 2012 and was featured in a special section titled "Women Helping Women." She has been commissioned to write for Maria Shriver, Beats By Dr. Dre, Girl Scouts of America, The Documentary Group, California Arts Council, the late Lt. Colonel Lee Archer (Tuskegee Airman), American Cancer Society's benefit Art 4 Life and many more. Azure Antoinette is a published author of three titles: BitterSweet, Commissioned, Commissioned: the Back Story and an upcoming title, For the Sake of Brevity. For further information, please visit www.azureantoinette.com.
About The Aalchemik Collective (TAC)
Established in 2013, The Aalchemik Collective (TAC) is a consortium of businesses founded on the principles of alchemy by poet, spoken word artist, and youth arts advocate Azure Antoinette. TAC includes Azure Antoinette, Aalchemik Press, Aalchemik Apparel, and Egami Foto. These four businesses unite under the common mission of identifying, developing, and maximizing opportunities for creative talents across a multitude of media, performance, and social media. Never Ordinary. Always Brilliant. Alchemy. For more information, please visit www.aalchemikcollective.com.
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