Letter from the Director
Welcome to the Center for Women and Financial Independence's (WFI) Web site, your portal to a comprehensive personal financial education experience. By finding the WFI Web site, you have already taken an important step toward improving your financial knowledge.
It is my pleasure to invite you to visit the center and to participate in WFI offerings.
- Enjoy Learn & Lunches with professors that will amaze you
- Join the Smith College Investment Club (SCIC) for hands-on investing and team work experiences
- Discover your inner entrepreneur by participating in our entrepreneurship initiatives, entering the Draper Business Plan Competition or helping out with SmiThrift
- Give by teaching what you've learned through the Peer Outreach Program (POP)
My research and personal experiences are the driving forces behind designing the most innovative and dynamic financial education program, a necessity for all, in today's world of global economies and complex financial products. I still hear my father's words, which he emphatically stated when I was a young girl, "don't ever forget you are not independent until and unless you are financially independent."
Congratulations! You are now on your way to becoming financially independent,
Ann F. Kaplan '67 Faculty Director,
Center for Women and Financial Independence