The Goals of Financial Literacy
Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world: how someone manages to earn or make it, how that person manages it, how they invest it (turn it into more) and how they donate it to help others. AAUW California has long been interested in creating and sharing materials to meet the vision of providing Financial Literacy to its branches and their members.
Implementing Financial Literacy: AAUW California’s Financial Literacy mission based program has been developed to equip young women take their first steps toward financial independence and economic security. The programs provide foundational information that is crucial for young women as they begin the process of making appropriate, informed decisions about their own lives.
Working Toward Pay Equity: As a leading education, research and advocacy organization for women and girls AAUW California has created programs so that our membership can provide a path for girls and women as they learn to build personal economic security.
Money Trek: Financial information needed by high school seniors and college students who are beginning to plan for their soon-to-be independent lives.
AAUW National Financial Literacy Programs
AAUW National has also developed two powerful financial literacy programs. Their specific focus is on closing the gender wage gap. AAUW California and other parts of U.S offers these programs. Start Smart and Work Smart programs are designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefit packages.
Work Smart is an interactive workshop that teaches working women to confidently evaluate, negotiate and articulate their worth on the job market. Women who negotiate increase their potential to earn higher salaries and better benefits packages. To learn more about having a program in your area or to be trained as facilitator, connect with AAUW at Work Smart.