The Women's Bureau Presents: Circle of Women's "Wi$e Up & Take Off to Financial Success", a conference on money!

The Women's Bureau Presents the Circle of Women Conference featuring Wi$eUp

Wi$e Up & Take Off

Destination: Financial Success


This is an event you cannot afford to miss with interesting speakers and valuable workshops. Learn financial basics & tips from easy-to-understand experts in a fun environment. What's more, you will learn how to adapt to our changing economic situation.

At the end of the event you will:

  • Gain tools for smart financial decision making
  • Transform your relationship with money
  • Learn the basics of what every woman should know:
    • Living within your means
    • Managing credit
    • How to stop being the community "ATM"
    • Shopping for the right financial institution and products
    • Preventing identity theft
    • Financial preparedness
    • Insurance, Real Estate, & Investments 101


  • Discover how being GREEN can give you more GREEN$$$
  • Network with women you can relate to
  • And much, much more!

Take Advantage of the Early Bird Registration Discount (newly extended due to many requests)!

Students/Seniors $25 ( $35 at the door)

General Admission $35 ( $45 at the door)

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, tote bag, 2 keynote presentations, break-out session, and access to local financial resources. *You can win a 4 nights/5 days cruise for 2 to the Bahamas, Mexico, or Caribbean as a raffle prize! Bring your resume and have our experts give you tips!

*limitations apply - for paid registrants only and must be present to win!

RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!! We expect a full house!!

Group discounts are available! Bring a friend and get $ 5 off each ticket. Register with 5 or more friends and get $ 7 off each ticket!

Thank you to our following sponsors and partners: Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, Patelco Credit Union, Borel Financial, Woodruff Sawyer,, Serramonte Shopping Center, First National Bank, San Mateo Credit Union, College of San Mateo, DeVry University, Notre Dame de Namur University, Allied Waste, San Francisco State University, Robert Half International, Women's Initiative, & FBLA (Westmoor High students).

**This is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau and Circle Communications. For sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please call (650) 991-5697 or email us at

**This event is conducted under a contract with the U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau.

Conference Schedule (subject to change without notice)

7:45 am Registration Opens

7:45 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 Welcome

8:45 - 9:00 Marilyn Abedin, Borel Financial

"Learn how money affects our emotional IQ"

9:05 - 10:25 Panel Discussion "Our current economy and its IMPACT!"

Panelists: Alex Lehr, Lehr Real Estate

Michelle Droz, Woodruff Sawyer

Tom McGraw, First National Bank of Northern California

10:25 - 10:55 Networking/Exhibit Tables

11:00 - 11:30 Tara Fowler, Merrill Lynch

"Organizing Your Financial Life"

11:30 - 12:00 Kai Deering, PrePaid Legal

"Identity Theft: What you don't know can COST you!"

12:00 - 12:40 Lunch/Veronica Dangerfield, Patelco Credit Union

"Financial Infidelity: An Affair With Money!"

12:40 - 1:05 Networking/Exhibit Tables

1:05 - 1:30 Valeria Miranda, Creative Sustainable Solutions

Video presentation by FBLA students of Westmoor High

"How being green gives you more GREEN"

1:30 - 3:00 Breakouts (Each group for Gen X, Gen Y, & Baby Boomer women will breakout for an hour and a half to hear a panel of experts speak on retirement planning, the job market, how to budget, how to pay for college, and/or other topics relevant to these groups and the current phases of their lives.

3:00 - 3:40 KEYNOTE speaker, Karen Habegger

"You Hold the Keys to Creating Possibilities"

3:40 - 4:00 Emily Davidson, Credit. com

"Credit Myth Busters"

4:00 - 4:20 Exhibit Tables

4:20- 4:30 Surveys, Raffles, Close

4:30 - 5:00 Networking



Name Sales End Price Fee
Early Bird Student/Senior (extended due to many requests)   Ended $25 $0.99
Early Bird General (extended due to many requests) Ended $35 $0.99
Student/Senior Plus Friends   Ended $20 $0.99
General Plus Friends   Ended $30 $0.99
Student/Senior Group Discount   Ended $18 $0.99
General Group Discount   Ended $28 $0.99
Advertising Ended Free
Sponsorships Ended Free
General Ended $45 $1.12
Student/Senior Ended $35 $0.99