50/50 Leadership Will Host Roundtable Event: Financial Literacy
03/14/2021

Operation Hope panelists will discuss the importance and impact of financial literacy

Online PR News – 14-March-2021 – Pasadena, California – 50/50 Leadership will host a virtual roundtable discussion on breaking the barriers to financial success with Laura Garcia Villalpando and Rachel Hood on April 3rd, at 10 AMPST/ 1 PM EST.

Our April Roundtable is ready to break down financial barriers and show participants what it means to take control of your own finances. In partnership with Operation HOPE,this engaging and interactive discussion will set participants on the road to a secure financial future.

“Managing your money well gives you much more agency in your life. Getting your money attitude adjusted is the key to unlock success and freedom in many areas” said Pauline Field, Founder and Chair of 50/50 Leadership.

Tickets to the roundtable can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roundtable-financial-literacy-tickets-140107215453?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Our monthly Roundtable events feature expert panelists creating an open forum for 50/50 community members to discuss a range of issues. Each session is private and allows participants to pose their questions and explore answers.

Partner Profile: Operation HOPE
Operation HOPE is a for-purpose organization, working to disrupt poverty and empower inclusion for low and moderate-income youth and adults. We partner with financial institutions, corporations, municipal agencies, and community organizations to deliver HOPE Inside—our award-winning model of community uplift that has allowed us to scale, and sustainably package and deliver, financial dignity and economic empowerment programming in communities around the country, at no cost to the client. We serve adults, youth, disaster survivors, and employees with financial dignity programming and coaching to equip them with the financial knowledge and tools to create a secure future.

Speaker Profile: Laura Garcia Villalpando
Joined Operation HOPE as a Financial Wellbeing Coach in 2018. Through hard work and perseverance she was able to hold several positions within the financial industry, including Bank Branch Manager, Personal Financial Banker, Senior Service Officer, Assistant Customer Service Manager and Teller, giving her over 16 years of Financial experience. Her passion is to help and serve community members understand finances better. She currently serves as Executive Board member to Aurora Community Connections, a local nonprofit that is near and dear to her heart, and leads a group of moms to live actively and prioritize their health. Current hobbies include running, walking her dog Westy, and leading her local No Excuse Mom group.

Speaker Profile: Rachel Hood, AFC, LMSW
Rachel Hood is an Accredited Financial Coach and Licensed Master Social Worker. Rachel has been with Operation HOPE for five years, running programs focusing on credit, home ownership, and small business. Currently, Rachel coordinates programming for the CIT Bank-sponsored HOPE Inside Launch + Grow: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs. This 8-week program helps women-owned businesses by providing them with training and networking. Rachel has been a financial coach for the last 15 years and loves this work because helping people with finances can help them grow in every aspect of life, from becoming a homeowner to creating generational wealth.

About 50/50 Leadership: 50/50 Leadership is a non-profit organization committed to empowering, educating, and inspiring women from all walks of life to become leaders.Founded in 2004 by Pauline Field to alter the perception and underrepresentation of women in leadership roles, the organization provides a wide range of financial literacy programs, now held virtually, for women across America who have been in foster care,incarcerated, have survived from domestic violence, or who have experienced homelessness.