Archived Workshops

June 7, 2018 – Understanding Capital Markets

This workshop is for people who have little or no understanding of how stock and bond markets work.   We will go over basic terminology and delve into topics such as:

  • the features of equity securities and debt securities
  • a comparison of the risk and return characteristics of equities and debt
  • security market indices, including their construction and valuation, and the types of indices
  • measuring investment results
  • buying stocks and bonds

June 14, 2018 – Demystifying the Job Search Process

In this workshop, two recruitment “insiders” will share insights on the job search process. We will explore some of the considerations that come up when building a career path and making choices – from joy to financial health. The following topics will be covered:

  • the work involved in your job search
  • the application process (including social media)
  • your documents
  • the interview
  • salary conversations

June 21, 2018 – Investing in Stocks

This workshop is for women who have started – or would like to start –  investing in the stock market. We will explore various tools to use when directly buying and selling stocks using an online or discount brokerage account. The concepts covered in this workshop include:

  • how to set up an brokerage account
  • approaches to valuing common shares
  • how to decide when to buy and sell
  • how to measure performance

June 28, 2018 – Practical Tips on Finance

This workshop will be about sharing helpful financial practices.  Attendees do not need any background in understanding finance. We will talk about important basics such as:

  • setting goals
  • creating a budget
  • understanding the banking and credit systems
  • ideas on how to increase your savings
  • how to start investing