About the Foundation for Women’s Financial Education
Empowering Women in Greater Rochester through Financial Literacy
Money isn’t everything but understanding it is, especially for women. Women live longer, earn less and take more breaks from the workplace to care for children and elderly parents. 90% of women will be solely responsible for their own finances at some in point in their life. Yet, regardless of their profession or education—even as many handle routine money management duties—women are statistically less financially educated than men and lack financial confidence.
Knowledge is power. Established in 2014 by a group of Rochester-area women, the Foundation for Women’s Financial Education offers financial literacy seminars, courses and financial planning services to empower women to seize control of their financial well-being. By sharing knowledge, experience, and quality, product-neutral information, we provide a space where women can fully explore their financial situation with other women without judgment.
Our seminars and courses are led by committed and passionate professionals who provide valuable information and guidance. The Foundation’s programs and services are subsidized through grants and donations, which gives us the ability to offer affordable fees to participants.