At Council for Economic Education (CEE), we believe financial knowledge is for everyone–and girls are no exception. Our student program, Invest in Girls, encourages young women to take control of their own financial futures to create positive change for themselves and their families. The Invest in Girls Champions of Financial Literacy Breakfast is our annual IIG fundraising event, which celebrates role models and advocates who see the promise in young women.
Attendees enjoying each other’s company before the start of the program
This year’s breakfast featured Valerie Mosley, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BrightUp who was interviewed by Rebecca Patterson, CEE Board Chair and Former Chief Investment Strategist at Bridgewater Associates. Their discussion underscored the significance of financial well-being and the pivotal role women can play in shaping the future of finance.
Valerie Mosley, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BrightUp with Rebecca Patterson, CEE Board Chair and Former Chief Investment Strategist at Bridgewater Associates.
The event also put a spotlight on two exceptional students, Julia and Emely, who shared their experiences as participants in the Invest in Girls program. They were in conversation with Dahiana Duarte Pena, CEE Associate Board Member and Vice President, Product Development Manager at Eastern Bank. Their stories illustrated the transformative power of IIG in fostering knowledge, confidence, curiosity, and new opportunities. Julia and Emely embody the potential that IIG unlocks for young women.
Nan J. Morrison, CEO, Council for Economic Education, Invest in Girls students Julia and Emely, and Dahiana Duarte Pena, CEE Associate Board Member and Vice President, Product Development Manager at Eastern Bank.
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and supporters, Invest in Girls can continue to keep girls connected to role models and offer them career advice and educational resources. The resounding success of this year’s fundraising efforts reflects the shared commitment to creating a future where more women thrive in finance. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this event a meaningful experience for all involved.
If you were not able to attend the breakfast, the opportunity to make a difference is still open! Consider making a gift today to support IIG’s ongoing efforts. Your generosity will help us reach and teach more girls.
About the Council for Economic Education
The Council for Economic Education’s (CEE’s) mission is to equip K–12 students with the tools and knowledge of personal finance and economics so that they can make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities, and learn to successfully navigate in our ever-changing economy. We carry out our mission in three ways. We advocate to require financial and economic education in every state. We provide training, tools and resources – online and live through over 180 affiliates nationwide – to more than 40,000 teachers annually who in turn bring the highest quality economics and personal finance instruction to over 4 million students. We deepen knowledge and introduce high school students to critical career capabilities through our national competitions and Invest in Girls program.
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