Welcome to the Women's Wealth Symposium website! We understand that many women may seek assistance in gaining financial literacy. Our mission is to empower you by offering essential knowledge and the key components of a solid financial strategy. We believe that information is a powerful tool that can boost your confidence and equip you for success in all your endeavors.
We are dedicated to providing you with the resources and insights you need to shine and thrive. Your financial well-being is an essential part of your overall success, and we are here to support you on your journey to financial literacy and empowerment.
Live Your Dreams through Financial Literacy.
The Women’s Wealth Symposium is an advocate of financial empowerment & STEAM awareness for all in Southern California and beyond. This is a historic time in history for women. A time to celebrate the advancements of Women in our community and around the world
WWS is a grassroots non-profit 501 (c) 3 public charity. Our mission and founding principles are to help women achieve financial literacy; enhance their self-confidence and improve their quality of life through every day knowledge, best practices, and STEAM education.
Since 2021, our Women's Symposium programs have reached global audiences. Volunteers were FOCUSED. FLEXIBLE. PURPOSEFUL. After our 5th Annual event we decided to drop the "Southern California" part, and be known as simply, the Women's Wealth Symposium. Although our roots are in So Cal, we seek to impact women around the globe who are looking to increase their knowledge, skills, and impact.
WWS provides a forum for educators, financial professionals, and STEAM professionals to deliver knowledge and resources to the community. We bring the expertise and success stories of competent and motivational professionals from all fields and careers together in a symposium format at an annual event held on the Friday afternoon near International Women’s Day (IWD), which is March 8th annually.
The Symposium is a lively and safe environment to share experiences, discover new ways to do things and capture your inner authentic self to conquer your fears and claim your seat at the table (whatever the table is for you).
What does International Women’s Day mean to WWS? It reminds us how important it is for women to support one another in all realms of life and to work together to improve gender parity. WWS encourages all women – pioneers, nurturers, philanthropists - to embrace all that it means to be female in today's world and pursue your goals.
The Founder and current Executive Director is Marah Fineberg-Kuck, CFP. Marah has 20 years’ experience working directly with business and money managers on Wall Street. She has been featured in Fortune Magazine OCT./NOV. 2020 & 2021, and recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager Since 2012 for being top of her field.
Historically a male dominated investment & financial arena, her experiences sparked Marah to recognize the need for an organized local annual Women’s Symposium event to help educate and empower women about their own personal finances. She further realized that women didn’t know where to seek these resources. She initiated a meeting several years ago to bring the resources to a group of women creating the impetus for the organization that exists today.
Marah’s philosophy is to further the agenda of gender equality and STEAM Career education to the table. Collaboration, leadership, and encouragement to bring critical issues forward through positive conversation, encouraging all to participate fuels change. Marah believes “there is a need for essential topics to be discussed today. Women are stronger and more modern than ever, yet they have an uncomfortable relationship with money, financial planning, investing, science & technology.”
Strengthening the lives of all women matters. Our goal to further acknowledge women in our community who go over and above to give back of their talents and themselves is achieved annually at this event.
The Purple Diamond Award, honors a qualified exceptional individual in recognition of her service to the community and to the Women's Symposium mission. We recognize there are many individuals who work tirelessly to significantly and positively impact women’s lives that often go unnoticed. We hope to help reveal these mentors and leaders in our businesses and communities who will provide the next generation role models.
All WWS program participants are volunteers. Program participants are recruited based on their credentials and history and hand-selected by the WWS Program Committee to ensure WWS attendees have a fabulous experience and walk away motivated and armed with actionable tools to change their lives.
For more insight into how the WWS organization was founded and formed, see Marah’s personal accounting of the journey.
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The Washington Post reports that emulating traditional male networking approaches may not be the most effective strategy for women looking to advance in their careers. A recent study indicates that women who cultivate strong connections within a close-knit circle of other women are more likely to reach high-ranking leadership positions.
Our efforts, including our annual Women's Symposium is made possible by volunteers who are passionate about supporting financial literacy among women of all walks of life. We depend on our talented volunteers who have expertise in web design, marketing, graphic design, project management and event planning, fund-raising, and much more! Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering with WWS!
The Women's Wealth Symposium, an established nonprofit organization, relies on donors like you to sustain and expand our mission of enhancing the lives of women in Southern California and beyond. We actively accept donations throughout the year to further our to empower women through financial literacy.