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Investing in Girls: Teaching Young Women Fiscal Responsibility

Dec 4, 2017

 

What does financial literacy mean in this day and age, and what should it mean, in particular for women?

Around 72% of high school valedictorians are girls, and there are more women enrolled in college than men. Yet, when it comes to money, there is a long history of men handling the finances of individual households and corporations. The financial services industry remains a male-dominated business., How does that affect how women approach the challenges of financial decision making?  

 

Patricia Stallworth is the founder of PS Worth, a financial education company,  She's a certified financial planner who spent many years in the financial industry. She's also the author of the forthcoming book  Wise, Wealthy Women, released next month. 

 

Betsy Kelder is the Executive Director of Invest in Girls; a program that works to teach financial literacy to high school girls and help foster future careers in finance.