“There’s no money in women and money.” In 1994 when I wanted to teach my first workshop for women, I was told this repeatedly by men older than me in the management of my firm. They all said that I should drop the idea. Other brokers teased me. In simple terms I was told, “There is no money in women and money.” I was told women were not investors and couldn’t make decisions…that they only invested in CD’s, weren’t interested and certainly would not attend a class on the topic of women and money.
Fortunately I didn’t listen to these naysayers and I pushed forward. All excited to launch my first seminar, I turned to a local newspaper to run my first ad (a big investment of $500 at the time). The ad guy (an older man) actually laughed at me over the phone and said, “Son—I don’t want to take your money. Running that ad is just flushing money down the toilet. There is no way you are going to teach a class on women and money and have any women there.”
Well again, fortunately I didn’t listen. I invited my clients and my mom (of course), who then invited her friends—and as they say, the rest is history. That first seminar taught in Lafayette, California would have over 150 women attend (225 RSVP’d—and the room couldn’t fit them all). Since then, we have taught this class throughout the U.S. and Canada in thousands of cities. Between the book, Smart Women Finish Rich, and the seminar, over a million women have been educated on sound financial principles to live a rich life where their money decisions align with their values.
So why the long post? My friends, I have just completely updated my Smart Women Finish Rich seminar for 2014, and we are doing a “soft launch” before year end, where we will present over 75 seminars in 14 markets over 30 days.
If you have read the book or ever wanted to attend the class, this is your chance. Come show “them” that women are interested in money, that you are managing your own money and that you are the economic powerhouses of America.
My Grandma Bach always said, “She who manages the ‘gold,’ makes the rules.”
Come make your own rules.