Orlando, Florida, UNITED STATES

Orlando, Fla., June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Demonstrating its commitment to both the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA) and increasing opportunities for women in financial services, CNL Financial Group will sponsor keynote speaker Bonnie St. John at the IPA’s upcoming Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) Forum. The event will be held in Chicago from June 19-20.

The sixth annual WIN Forum will bring together leaders from across the financial services industry for an interactive networking forum to discuss new perspectives on business leadership and promote diversity across the industry. It will also highlight the influence of female professionals and seek to inspire the next generation.

Named “One of the Five Most Inspiring Women in America” by NBC Nightly News, St. John is a leadership consultant, bestselling author, former White House official and the winner of bronze and silver medals in skiing at the 1984 Winter Paralympics. As a speaker, she encourages listeners to challenge their limitations, and provides research-based tactics and methods to encourage people to re-energize their lives and realize their full potential.

“Sponsoring Bonnie at IPA’s WIN Forum highlights CNL’s ongoing commitment to promoting diverse, multi-skilled teams and celebrating the achievements of women across the industry,” said Lisa Schultz, CNL’s chief services officer. “I have attended past WIN Forums, and always enjoy having the opportunity to network with and be inspired by other women in the industry. I expect this year’s event to be no different.”

About CNL Financial Group
CNL Financial Group (CNL) is a private investment management firm providing real estate and alternative investments. Since inception in 1973, CNL and/or its affiliates have formed or acquired companies with more than $34 billion in assets. CNL is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit



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