I’m so excited and honored to be selected as one of the California ambassadors for this ambitious financial education program, Women’s Money Week 2017 (#WMW2017) and I wanted to make sure you’re clued in to all that’s taking place from January 1st-7th. Check out the information below and head here to receive FREE Daily Action Kits and Event Tickets to enrich your financial life.

Why Women Need a Money Week

  • 66% (that’s 2/3rds) of Household breadwinners and co-breadwinners are women. – The Shriver Report
  • 1 in 3 women lives in or on the brink of poverty. – The Shriver Report
  • 3 out of 5 women over the age of 65 (married or single) cannot pay for her basic monthly needs.
  • The median earnings for all women are $638 a week, compared to $798 for men–approximately 80% of what men earn on average – The Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • If Women were paid the same as men for the same job, poverty in America would be reduced by 50% – Women21.gov
  • Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases on everything from autos to health care including 89% of Bank Accounts.  –  Marketing to Women Conference
  • 84% of Women feel misunderstood by investment marketers – Marketing to Women Conference 
  • Fewer than two in 10 women feel “very prepared” to make wise financial decisions. Half indicate that they “need some help,” and one-third feels that they “need a lot of help.” – Financial Experience & Behaviors Among Women 2010−2011
  • Women own 40% of all stocks. – A.T. Kearney
  • The average woman spends15% of her working years outside of the workforce caring for children and elderly parents compared to the average man’s 1.6%. – Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement and National Center for Women’s Retirement Research
  • Nearly two-thirds of U.S.women ages 40 to 79 have already dealt with a major financial “life crisis,” such as job loss, divorce, the death of a spouse, or serious illness. – AARP, “Understanding Women’s Financial Needs and Behavior,” 2007 survey.
  • 80-90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives- mainly due to divorce and the fact that on average women outlive men by seven years – National Center for Women and Retirement Research
  • Even though women have a longer life expectancies, when asked how much they were aiming for in retirement savings, women aimed lower, with a median goal of $200,000 versus $400,000 for men. – Retirement Fitness Survey 2010

What Women’s Money Week 2017 (#WMWeek17) is About:

Women’s Money® Week brings together the best and brightest in personal finance in the beginning of January to discuss money issues as they uniquely relate to women. It’s about taking control of your finances and reshaping your financial future.

National Women’s Money® Week is a free national, non-profit public awareness and education campaign from January 1-7, with the mission to reduce the communication gap women experience and help you move from being financially fragile to becoming financially resilient.

Women’s Money Week Participants get:

  • One Action Kit per Day of Women’s Money Week
  • The Action Kits are delivered daily to your inbox from January 1-7.
  • You’ll receive exclusive Women’s Money Management Tools
  • Stop by the Women’s Money Week Website Every Day for Inspiring Reading

#WMWeek17 Topic Schedule

  • Sunday, January 1:  Relationships & Money  / Financial Organization
  • Monday, January 2: Goals / Taking Action
  • Tuesday, January 3:  Entrepreneurship / Earning Your Worth / Making Money
  • Wednesday, January 4:  Budgeting / Saving / Spending
  • Thursday, January 5:  Managing Debt / Savings
  • Friday, January 6:  Credit / Identity Theft
  • Saturday, January 7:  Investing in Your Future:  Retirement  / Investing / Insurance / College Planning / Home Owners

Head here to receive FREE Daily Action Kits and Event Tickets to enrich your financial life and get involved with Women’s Money Week!

The information in this article was sourced from the Women’s Money Week 2017 website.