Women and Personal Finance Round table discussion
etfcm, Kelley Keehn
Did you know that it’s estimated that at some point, 90% of all wealth will be controlled by women? Yet, the financial industry (and that of accounting, law, banking and more) still primarily focus on men? Cynthia Kett, of Stewart and Kett, participated in a round table of women – from industry experts to government to female trail blazers – to discuss how to level the playing field. Insights were shared on how women can better equip themselves with a solid financial foundation and where much work still needs to be done. Women, by design, accident or choice are facing complex financial decisions during critical phases in their lives such as a divorce, death of a spouse, inheritance, or the sale of a business. Without a firm financial footing, these pivotal points in her life can cause undue stress, leave her vulnerable to being taken advantage of and more.