Presented by the Financial Women’s Association of New York (“FWA”), this workshop offered information that every woman needs to know about beginning to invest and creating financial security for the future. This session included what you need to know about the different types of investments, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds, and how you can get started building an investment portfolio. The presentation also introduced the concept of impact investing, or socially responsible investing, as a way to participate in investments that have a positive social and environmental impact. Presenters included experienced professionals who participated in the FWA’s financial literacy program, Financial Backpack:

  • Lindsay Starr, Executive Director, Prospect Management and Client Coverage - Morgan Stanley
  • Suzanne Matthews, Adjunct Professor & Director, Center for Financial and Economic Education - Westchester Community College
  • Patricia Addeo, Veris Wealth Partners
  • Jennifer Kusa, Senior Associate, Private Capital Investors - New York Life

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Founded in 1968, the Financial Women’s Association is one of the most prestigious and successful women’s organizations in the U.S., with over 1,000 members coming from all sectors of the financial world.  The FWA is dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community. In this vital work, the FWA partners with numerous corporations, institutions, government agencies and talented individuals. In addition to providing professional development program for members, the FWA is involved in extensive outreach programs dedicated to fostering the next generation of professional women, including scholarship programs for undergraduate and graduate students, mentoring, and financial literacy.