Seattle AWIS – Investing in Your Future: A Woman’s Guide to Building Financial Freedom
We invite you to an evening to learn about building a more secure future, as you build your career.
Being financially independent is an important goal for people of all backgrounds, but it is particularly important for women who have historically been marginalized by the job market. Financial awareness and money management skills can lend women a deeper sense of security and can be a form of personal empowerment.
However, there are a variety of roadblocks make it difficult for women to navigate and partake equally in the financial world and while there are positive movements that advocate for equal rights between women and men, pervasive social structures are difficult to break.
- Women are paid less than men: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there continues to be a wage gap between women and men, with women making less than their male counterparts. The gap widens for women of color.
- Children can disrupt a career: Working women who have children tend to experience a wage penalty of 4% per child. This number increases to 10% for women of color.
- Women have less exposure to financial literacy: Women are less likely to study courses leading to finance careers. For example, men study economics at an almost 2:1 ratio compared to women.
- Women live longer than men: A woman’s life span is typically 8% longer than a man’s.
Event starts at 6PM with networking, drinks and light refreshments. This event is FREE and WELCOMES ALL, regardless of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, age, background or any other characteristic. This event welcomes scientists and non-scientists alike, and does not require background knowledge.
Finding the Auditorium
The Auditorium is located in the Thomas Building. The Thomas building entrance is located off Ward Street. Free parking is available on a first come basis directly outside the building. Please proceed through the main entrance, and the event will be located on your right. More details can be found here
We will be following the venue guidelines for COVID19 controls. Proof of vaccination is required, and masking is strongly encouraged.