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The Women's Money(TM) Council, a national council of community, financial industry, and policy leaders, conducts research and provides women programs for advocacy, education, and mentorship in order to foster financial independence, economic justice and to significantly reduce poverty in America.<br><br> Women's MoneyTM is owned by the Women's Money CouncilTM . The Women's Money(TM) Council is a program of The International Association of Working Mothers, a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. <br><br> Our mission: To conduct and foster research on women's economic development, and to provide programs for advocacy, education, and mentorship in order to foster women's financial independence, women's economic justice, and to reduce poverty in America by 50%.<br><br> Why do we need a national council on women, poverty and finances?<br><br> 2/3rds of household breadwinners and co-breadwinners are women/moms. Our country's economic future relies on the financial stability and success of household breadwinners. Did you know that if women were paid the same as men for the same job, we would reduce poverty in America by 50%! <br><br> This program's ultimate mission is to utilize women as the starting point to reduce poverty in America by 50%. We are starting with women and moms because moms influence an entire community and starting with her is like a domino effect within her her family and the the family's effect on their community. Starting with one woman impacts the future generations she influences.<br><br> Women are the head of household in many homes and are one of the most powerful economic influencers. Women are involved in about 80% of all purchasing decisions and when she buys she buys for an average of 3 people. If she is buying for business, she can be buying for one employee or for thousands. Women have great economic impact.<br><br> Yet, women are notoriously under-served and under-recognized in the financial world. Did you know that until 1974 women were not allowed to have credit in their own names or buy homes in their own names? They had to have a husband or father on the loan, credit card or house with them. If women received the same salary as men who work the same number of hours, have the same education or union status, are the same age, and live in the same region of the country, poverty rates would be cut in half.<br><br> Women are the cornerstone of the family's financial security, yet women, particularly moms, get paid less than 75% of what their male counterparts do!<br><br> More and more women are the head of household, and with this new responsibility comes the responsibility to manage and grow that money. (or at least get out of debt).<br><br> We started the Women's Money(TM) Council because we want to help women become financial secure.<br><br> http://www.WomensMoney.org

Stories by Women's Money

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