Plenary Session: Manisha Thakor – Laguna Niguel

Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Human Resource Development, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Management, Planning
November 27 – November 30, 2012
Dana Point, Calif.

Know Your Worth!

The buck stops with you: 5 ways to make the most of it

Never in history have women had so many diverse opportunities to use the power of their pocketbooks for good. In this presentation, Manisha Thakor, financial literacy advocate and CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management, will present five strategies for women of all ages and stages of their careers to make the most of their growing economic power. Topics discussed will include: the "new normal" of today's personal finance landscape, the rising financial power of women globally, how your feminine side can make you a better investor, ways to more effectively work with a financial advisor, and the most important gift you can give to younger women. This wide ranging, upbeat conversation will leave audience members inspired to rethink their relationship to money and personal power.

Manisha Thakor is the Founder & CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management and an active financial literacy advocate for women of all income and wealth levels. She is the co-author of two personal finance books: On My Own Two Feet and Get Financially Naked, serves as a Financial Fellow at Wellesley College, and has appeared in numerous national media outlets including The Today Show, Rachael Ray, CNN, CNBC, PBS, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Real Simple, and MORE magazine. Thakor earned her MBA from Harvard, her bachelor's from Wellesley, and is a CFA charterholder. Her website is

Updated Aug. 2, 2013