Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
The Houston Midtown chapter of the Society for Financial Awareness (S.O.F.A) announced today that Women’s Energy Network (WEN) has partnered for the April 5th Financial Literacy event at The United Way, located at 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas 77007. The luncheon's topic is "Financial Literacy: From the Boardroom to the Classroom". Shelley L. Nadel, WEN Director of Membership Retention and Development for Women in Energy Network will be presenting at the luncheon.
S.O.F.A has teamed up with the Texas Council on Economic Education, Money Management International, FamilyMint.Com, Office of the City Controller, Bank on Houston, ComedySportz, ACCION and WEN to bring financial education courses to Houston area classrooms.
Lori McDowell, 2012 WEN President, commented that, "As the premier professional group dedicated to supporting women in the energy industry, one of WEN's priorities is helping our 1,000 plus members advance in their careers. Just as education and training are necessary to move ahead in the complex world of energy, so too is financial literacy critical for our members to achieve personal and professional success for themselves and their families. We are pleased to partner with SOFA and help inspire women of all ages take control of their financial future."
"The purpose of the luncheon is to formally announce our fund raising campaign, during which we will collect funds to be donated to select Houston schools. In conjunction with our donation, we will be providing financial education classes at the schools for faculty, students and parents," said Christopher Hensley, S.O.F.A.'s President.
The luncheon is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Donations are suggested and corporate sponsors are needed. In addition, S.O.F.A will be hosting numerous financial education workshops at companies throughout the Houston and surrounding areas, in support of Financial Literacy Month.
If you would like S.O.F.A. to host a workshop at your company or if you would like more information about this event, please visit http://www.houstonmidtownsofa.bbnow.org, or contact Christopher Hensley, S.O.F.A's President, at (832) 231-9697.
The Society for Financial Awareness is a national non-profit educational speaker's bureau that provides financial education to businesses, churches, synagogues, civic organizations, city and federal governments, as well as other non-profit organizations. SOFA's mission is to end financial illiteracy, one community at a time, by conducting financial education workshops across the country.
Houston Midtown Chapter of the Society for Financial Awareness