Financial independence is characterized by having the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions. However, women typically have less financial knowledge and access to relevant resources than men. For example, more than 80 percent of women participating in a 2017 study could not pass a financial literacy quiz, while twice as many of their male peers were successful. Longer life expectancy combined with wage and opportunity inequalities mean that women need to work harder, save more, and take greater control of their finances.
This is where HerCapital comes in: our mission is to empower women to invest in their future. Through events, workshops, and an online knowledge base we hope to empower women to take control of their income.
Make Your Money Work: An Introduction to Investing will be a discussion with female financial experts providing an overview on investing accounts, financial markets and tips on how to supplement your investing journey.
Theresa W. Carey is the Editor for Brokerage and Investing at Investopedia, joining in 2018 following 23 years as a contributing editor to Barron's. She is the lead of Investopedia's brokerage and robo-advisor review teams. Theresa is the founding author of the Electronic Investor/Digital Investor column Barron's, and also started that publication's annual reviews of online brokers. She is a longtime contributor to numerous technology publications including PC Magazine, PC World, Computer Shopper, Windows Sources, PC Week/eWeek, and others. Theresa received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her master's degree in applied economics from the University of Santa Clara.
Dr. Nicole Garner Scott is a highly sought after serial entrepreneur, finance expert and coach. She launched Amount Financial Services which has positioned her as a thought leader, teacher, speaker and nationally recognized money expert while gracing the stages of TEDx, the White House and more. A disruptor, who's committed to normalizing money talks around the nation, Nicole uses her own story and experiences to empower others with tools to change their financial trajectories. She has appeared in Essence, Cheddar, Upscale Magazine, and Rolling Out, to name a few.
Erica Duignan Minnihan is Founder and Managing Partner at 1000 Angels, a private venture investment network for select accredited investors, family offices, and venture funds. She is also Founding Partner of Reign Ventures, a Seed Stage Venture fund that invests in scalable technology and tech-enabled businesses. Erica has been an active investor and advisor to early stage companies for over 12 years, and was an investment banker for 8 years prior to that. Before launching Reign and 1000 Angels, Erica was a Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures in NYC. She also has served as a founding Executive Director at both STAR Angel Network and Golden Seeds. Prior to beginning a career in venture, she practiced Investment Banking at Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Cantor Fitzgerald. Erica earned her BA in Business Economics from UCLA and an MBA in Finance with honors from Columbia Business School. She has also made regular appearances on network television for MSNBC and CNBC on “App Wars”, "Your Business" and "Crowd Rules" as a startup business expert.