On National Philanthropy Day, join us for a screening and discussion around the documentary $avvy. This event is open to all who seek knowledge, inspiration, and the chance to be part of a movement that challenges the status quo.
About the film: $avvy is an eye-opening documentary examining the intricate relationship between women and money, from historical accounts that have shaped financial narratives to the unspoken rules that govern our modern world. This film explains why it’s critical for women to understand and take control of their personal finances. (dir. Robin Hauser, 2021, US, 79m)
About the discussion: The event includes the documentary screening and discussion afterwards, hosted by Working for Women CEO Beth Bengtson, for an opportunity to broaden your perspective, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and be a part of a movement for change.
By the end of the event, you will have learned about the history that contributed to the relationship between women and their personal finances, and you will leave with actionable steps to drive change, foster empowerment, and advocate for women’s financial equality.
About the hosts:
Beth Bengtson is the CEO and Founder of Working for Women, a nonprofit organization that helps more women reach financial independence by connecting them to jobs, investing in training and education, and changing the conversation surrounding the barriers facing women in the workplace. Beth has a life-long commitment to get more women into the workforce so that they may achieve economic independence. Her unique model engages business members to contribute skills and money directed to nonprofits focused on creating employment opportunities for women from marginalized communities.
Beth Jones is President of Third Eye Associates, Ltd., a Registered Investment Adviser providing financial planning and wealth management strategies to help clients realize their greatest asset — a rewarding life. As an active citizen in her community, Beth has generously shared her skills and vision with numerous non-profit organizations. She strongly supports the preservation of the rural character and architecture of her town and formerly served as President of Historic Red Hook. Beth is also a former board member of SAGE―Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders in New York City and a former Treasurer of Dutchess County Democratic Committee.
Co-presented by Upstate Films, Working for Women and Third Eye Associates, LTD