Black Women and Their Impact on the Economy
February 19, 2015
Hosted by Darleen M Gilmore, CFP®, CDFA™
In honor of Black History month, I want to spend some time discussing how Black Women impact our economy. When it comes to financial stability, black Americans are often in much more precarious financial situations than white Americans. Their unemployment rate is higher, and so is the level of poverty within the black community. In 2013, the poverty rate among white Americans was 9.6 percent, among black Americans it was 27.2 percent. And the gap between the wealth of white families and black families has widened to its highest levels since 1989, according to a 2014 study by Pew Research Center. Dr. Shirley Sprinkles will discuss with us the impact teen pregnacies are having on our society and ideas on how to stop the trend.
Women B Wise: Helping Women Gain Financial Empowerment
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“Women B Wise” is a program devoted to women in transition, such as recently widowed or divorced, looking to retire within five years or changing jobs or careers. These critical financial events often trigger the need to make financial decisions about funds inherited, funds received through divorce settlement, or 401(k) rollovers. There are a barrage of “financial advisors” ready and willing to help, but do not have the experience or expertise as Darleen. As a specialist in mid-life financial issues, Darleen will help clarify many issues that arise.
Darleen M Gilmore, CFP®, CDFA™
Darleen M. Gilmore, a Certified Financial Planner(tm) Professional and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst(tm), has been in the financial planning business for over 34 years. She began her career in Houston, Texas as an entry level manager trainee with a major Wall Street investment firm. She was soon promoted to Vice President with affiliated offices in Dallas, Albuquerque, St. Louis and Austin.
In 1992 Darleen formed her own firm which is now the Austin Wealth Specialists. Darleen conducts educational seminars and speaks at conferences such as the Executive Women in Texas Government.
Darleen also authored a book, “Understanding Biblical Financial Freedom”, which is used at various churches throughout the city.
As a Certified Financial Planner(tm) Professional, you can be sure that she provides expert and professional planning services.
As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst(tm) she helps her clients avoid the common financial pitfalls of divorce by offering valuable insight into the pros and cons of different settlement proposals.
Darleen is also an active member of the Financial Planning Association and is very active in the community serving on several boards. She is a graduate of the 1998 class of Leadership Texas and was featured on a national television program, “New Attitudes” providing financial advice for a local couple.
Darleen is married and loves playing golf and board games.