Public workshop on financial literacy for women offered April 13

March 20, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A public workshop on financial literacy for women, sponsored by AAUW State College and the Penn State Literacy Center, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in 119 Outreach Building, Innovation Park, University Park campus.

The workshop is open to the public but registration is required. This interactive session is for all women seeking the ability to use skills and knowledge in financial literacy to manage financial resources effectively for financial freedom and security.

Despite the remarkable strides women have made over time in being the most powerful consumers and gaining professional positions, they still experience too many demands on their time and money, says Daad Rizk, financial literacy director for the Penn State Literacy Center and the program’s facilitator. They are constantly juggling priorities at home, work, and other commitments. They often pay little attention to combating their personal financial challenges through life and into retirement.

The workshop will discuss the overall financial status and life cycle of women, explore the proper approach to budgeting to eliminate debt, and stimulate strategies for saving and investing.

Rizk has extensive higher education experience in financial aid, business management, and as a university bursar. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business management from Warren Wilson College and an MBA and doctorate of education from Georgia Southern University. This spring she was named Financial Literacy Education–Educator of the Year, a prestigious national award from the Institute of Financial Literacy.

Free parking is available at unmetered spaces only, behind the building after 5 p.m. The door to the building from the parking lot will remain open until 7 p.m. RSVPs are required and are due to by Monday, April 10.

Last Updated March 20, 2017