Women's Money® History
In 1997, Women's Money Founder was a financially strapped divorced single mother with 2 children faced with either going g on welfare or returning to her parent’s house. Women's Money Advisors and Contributors have used their life and career experiences to develop many programs that help women achieve their goals. The most-rewarding and influential outcome of this combined knowledge and experience is Women’s Money® a unique, proprietary financial education, support and accomplishment system for women, girls and families. The program was piloted in Nevada with two conferences and support system. The program has brought financial education to over 4000 Nevadans and has grown nationwide delivering over 30,000 hours of financial education to people nationwide.
Statistics show that without follow-up, most women would go back to their daily responsibilities with the conference information sitting unused, in a drawer or closet.
The way women relate to finances requires a complete shift in women’s attitudes and behaviors around financial health. Such a shift needs to include much more than just speakers and breakout sessions. It requires a holistic program involving women in experiential learning with relevant examples from their own lives, support from their peers, and accountability and guidance from mentors to set up lifelong habits for success.
Thus began the multi-year, intensive development that would form the basis of Women's Money®. In-depth interviews with a wide range of successful female entrepreneurs and corporate executives, including owners of business worth more than a million dollars, revealed that despite their proven successes almost all of these women faced common barriers that prevented them from protecting themselves. Despite their business successes, these women were personally vulnerable to business loss/unemployment and faced challenges saving for their children’s education and their own retirements. Women's Money® was designed to address these barriers, drawing on the in-depth personal experiences of hundreds of women.
The public phase of the Women’s Money® program was officially launched in Nevada with the support and mentorship of Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall in June, 2012 with two pilot conferences. The program is still in the Beta phase and continues to grow and evolve. Women’s Money® program is a publicly supported charitable program and relies on the donations and sponsorship of individuals and corporations.
The program was piloted in Nevada with two conferences and a support system in June 2012. Since the launch, Women’s Money® has hosted seven conference, expanded into Spanish, brought financial education to over 10,000 Nevadans, and has grown to deliver over 30,000 hours of financial education to people nationwide.