Continuing Verso Studios’ education initiative, the Fairfield County-based organization LiveGirl will co-host a nine-week Leadership Lab for high school girls, grades 9-12, at The Westport Library. Sessions start on October 3 and run each Monday through December 14. The program is free, with pre-registration required.

Founded in 2014, LiveGirl is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that strives to build confident, inclusive leaders. Its mission is “to prepare the next generation of diverse, brave female leaders with the skills, community, and connections so that all girls may thrive and make a positive impact on the world. LiveGirl’s vision is to contribute to a world free from both gender and racial inequality.”

Utilizing the state-of-the-art Verso Studios media facilities at the Library, the LiveGirl Leadership Lab will focus on creative arts empowerment, multimedia expression, and training. Participants will foster their storytelling skills and be exposed to multiple creative channels such as video, music, and podcast production.

“Our girls have stories to tell that are worth hearing about,” said LiveGirl Program Director Shamare Holmes. “Partnering with Verso introduces LiveGirl’s Leadership Lab participants to practical media channels they can navigate to share their narratives in ways that are relative to the culture. This opportunity will also provide transferable skills that can help further their cause throughout high school, college, and/or the workplace. Our girls are truly looking forward to finding their ‘Lab Language.’”

“As an organization committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, as well as engaging the next generation, I’m beyond excited that Verso Studios is partnering with LiveGirl,” Westport Library Executive Director Bill Harmer said. “We envisioned that Verso Studios user base would be limitless in multimedia training and learning. This Leadership Lab represents Verso and the Westport Library team executing on that vision to deliver a program we think will be of great value to the community.”

This Leadership Lab will feature frequent Verso Studios collaborator and patron Sheneta Walker, who will serve in a mentor capacity to the group.

Register for the LiveGirl collaboration with The Westport Library by clicking here. While the program is free, spots are limited.

The Women and Money Roundtable is a monthly financial literacy program designed to educate women of any age about the financial matters that affect their lives. The program provides information, resources, learning activities, and moderators to educate and create a safe and welcoming place for women to learn, share their experiences and ask questions.

This is a virtual event.  Please register.

This program is brought to you through a partnership between Darien Library, New Canaan Library, Fairfield Public Library, The Westport Library, Bronxville Public Library, Purchase Free Library, and the Rye Free Reading Room.

Julia Strayer, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia was Vice President, Private Banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for seven years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for nine years with Merrill Lynch. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today. Julia has hosted women roundtable discussions throughout her career. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® is a Financial Advisor. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2012 and is a graduate of Fairfield University. She coordinates and monitors investment strategies and planning services for clients.

 

 

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The Women and Money Roundtable is a monthly financial literacy program designed to educate women of any age about the financial matters that affect their lives. The program provides information, resources, learning activities, and moderators to educate and create a safe and welcoming place for women to learn, share their experiences and ask questions.

This is a virtual event.  Please register.

This program is brought to you through a partnership between Darien Library, New Canaan Library, Fairfield Public Library, The Westport Library, Bronxville Public Library, Purchase Free Library, and the Rye Free Reading Room.

Julia Strayer, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia was Vice President, Private Banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for seven years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for nine years with Merrill Lynch. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today. Julia has hosted women roundtable discussions throughout her career. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® is a Financial Advisor. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2012 and is a graduate of Fairfield University. She coordinates and monitors investment strategies and planning services for clients.

 

Personal Finance

Investing 101

Retirement

The Women and Money Roundtable is a monthly financial literacy program designed to educate women of any age about the financial matters that affect their lives. The program provides information, resources, learning activities, and moderators to educate and create a safe and welcoming place for women to learn, share their experiences and ask questions.

This is a virtual event.  Please register.

This program is brought to you through a partnership between Darien Library, New Canaan Library, Fairfield Public Library, The Westport Library, Bronxville Public Library, Purchase Free Library, and the Rye Free Reading Room.

Julia Strayer, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia was Vice President, Private Banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for seven years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for nine years with Merrill Lynch. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today. Julia has hosted women roundtable discussions throughout her career. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® is a Financial Advisor. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2012 and is a graduate of Fairfield University. She coordinates and monitors investment strategies and planning services for clients.

Personal Finance

Investing 101

Entrepreneurship

The Women and Money Roundtable is a monthly financial literacy program designed to educate women of any age about the financial matters that affect their lives. The program provides information, resources, learning activities, and moderators to educate and create a safe and welcoming place for women to learn, share their experiences and ask questions.

This is a virtual event.  Please register .

This program is brought to you through a partnership between Darien Library, New Canaan Library, Fairfield Public Library, The Westport Library, Bronxville Public Library, Purchase Free Library, and the Rye Free Reading Room.

Julia Strayer, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia was Vice President, Private Banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for seven years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for nine years with Merrill Lynch. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today. Julia has hosted women roundtable discussions throughout her career. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® is a Financial Advisor. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2012 and is a graduate of Fairfield University. She coordinates and monitors investment strategies and planning services for clients.

Personal Finance

Investing 101

Entrepreneurship

Women's History Month

The Women and Money Roundtable is a monthly financial literacy program designed to educate women of any age about the financial matters that affect their lives. The program provides information, resources, learning activities, and moderators to educate and create a safe and welcoming place for women to learn, share their experiences and ask questions.

This is a virtual event.  Please register .

This program is brought to you through a partnership between Darien Library, New Canaan Library, Fairfield Public Library, The Westport Library, Bronxville Public Library, Purchase Free Library, and the Rye Free Reading Room.

Julia Strayer, CRPC®, CIMA®, CPWA® is a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Prior to her move to Merrill Lynch in 2000, Julia was Vice President, Private Banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for seven years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for nine years with Merrill Lynch. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today. Julia has hosted women roundtable discussions throughout her career. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® is a Financial Advisor. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2012 and is a graduate of Fairfield University. She coordinates and monitors investment strategies and planning services for clients.

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