Women and Finances Advocacy Network

Raising your financial intelligence, Resources for women, by women


Providing resources and collaborating personally to help women find solutions to our unique personal financial situations

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Got My Own Mind, I Wanna Make My Own Decisions

Many women are balancing several priorities—career, family, friends, and other obligations. Often, investing gets lost in the shuffle, meaning women may not be ensuring that the money they’ve worked so hard to earn is working hard for them.

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Women, Divorce and Retirement

While the divorce rate peaked in 2000 in the U.S., the financial costs continue to be high: a divorcing couple pays legal fees, may need to sell illiquid assets, and has to cover the costs of two – rather than one – residence. Furthermore, a divorce has a huge impact on the respective spouse’s retirement prospects, with divorced women usually left with less financial security than their male counterparts.

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Today’s issues.
Tomorrow’s solutions.

Women's ability to achieve financial security is more daunting than we may realize. Here are some facts to hammer home why it is crucial  that we are proactive in planning for our future financial, health and long-term care needs.


ways we help

Dedicated to change.

The contributors to WAFAN are all local, Bay Area professionals. We are all experts in our respective fields. In addition to providing thoughtful, educational and actionable content here, we are available to help the community with our individual services.

We are advocates of the "4 Cs" to help women gain more confidence when dealing with personal finance challenges:

Commitment – we are dedicated to growing this network and raising your financial intelligence

Caring – we have created a community that shares your experiences, listens and addresses your specific needs

Certainty – solutions to your financial needs are out there, and we provide resources to get there

Collaboration – you don’t have to do it alone; we are here to help and are available to meet in person should you need it