Methodology: WealthManagement’s Top Women-Owned RIAs list was assembled using data from SEC filings and Meridian-IQ (in which Penton Media has a stake). Advisors are ranked by their firm’s total assets under management. To land on the list, female advisors were required to directly own at least 25 percent of the firm. Additionally, these women have at least some individual clients for whom they do financial planning. Finally, none of the RIAs on our list operates a broker/dealer or a bank, or is affiliated with an investment company.