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Feminist Finance Symposium

Friday, April 5, 2013
4:00 AM
Michigan League

This First Annual Symposium will address the role of finance in creating social justice and feminist futures.

This First Annual Feminist Finance Symposium will address the role of finance in creating social justice and feminist futures. Symposium goals include: starting a discussion that challenges feminists’ arguably ambivalent relationship with money; equipping students with the personal finance tools and negotiation skills necessary for personal financial and career success; and advancing student understanding of the role of finance in positive social transformation.  
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12:30 pm  Registration

1:00 pm  Keynote Address: Women and Negotiation, Barbara Butterfield, PhD
Barbara Butterfield has over thirty-five years of service in higher education. She is currently executive consultant to the University of Michigan, senior consultant to the Segal Corporation, and a consultant educator for COACh through the National Science Foundation and support Advance Program seminars in the area faculty development. Dr. Butterfield holds a Ph.D. in education administration and is an alumna of The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program. She is the author of three books and is a past president of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

2:20 pm  Workshop Sessions
•  Personal Finance and Credit
•  Investing 101
•  Fundraising for Feminist Causes

3:30 p.m.  Closing Panel:  Financing Feminist Futures Panel: Philanthropy, Social Entrepreneurship and Venture Capitalism

5:00 pm  Networking Reception
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U-M sponsors: Women’s Studies Department, Office of the Provost, Herman Family Foundation, Ford School Diversity Center, Department of Mathematics, Department of Economics, Department of AfroAmerican and African Studies, Organizational Studies Program,  Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Center for the Education of Women.