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Letter from the Director

Welcome to the Center for Women and Financial Independence's (WFI) website, your portal to a comprehensive personal financial education experience. By finding the WFI website, 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's offerings.

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.

Mahnaz Mahdavi
Founding Director

Ann F. Kaplan '67 Faculty Director,
Center for Women and Financial Independence