Athena Valley of the Sun (AVOS), a nonprofit based in Mesa, is kicking off its 2017-18 educational series for women with “Be Authentic-Change Your Relationship with Money.” This is part of Money Month AZ with a luncheon tomorrow, Sept. 7, to discuss how individuals can learn to better understand and shift their relationship with money.
The Seed Thought Leader will be Judi Price, founder of Wisdoming, a business focused on the personal development of women.
“I understand the money mindset which is influenced by belief systems,” said the successful business owner, entrepreneur and teacher. Price will discuss how the early influences of family and childhood affect decisions as they relate to money.
For Price, life did not go as she thought it would when she was young. She was raised with the belief that having money “had to be hard” to get. Price has learned through personal and professional experiences how women can create an effective partnership with money.
In an excerpt from her upcoming book “Married to Money,” she says: “We are born into an already existing world of money and it is a relationship we will be in for the rest of our lives. “As with any relationship, in order to improve it you need to understand it, she says.
The luncheon is part of Money Month by Empowered PhXX, a collaborative of groups and organizations committed to the economic development of women business owners. Events are being coordinated throughout the month of September to provide education and gather important data on the financial status of women. Survey collections during Money Month are being powered by the National Bank of Arizona.
“We are one of many organizations supporting this effort,” said Dr. Kristine Quade, AVOS founder. “Beliefs are the seed that form our story about money. We wanted to coordinate our monthly ATHENA Leadership luncheon by focusing on how to be authentic with a hard-hitting topic that affects all women. Beliefs can be changed and we can learn to rewrite our story to be more congruent and authentic with the way we approach this important topic.”
AVOS is an affiliate Arizona Chapter of Athena International, a nonprofit organization seeking to develop and honor women leaders through mentorships and other programs. Athena has recognized over 8,200 women for their professional achievements since its inception in 1982.
AVOS hosts meetings the first Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various locations in the Phoenix metro area. The nonprofit will be hosting its annual Honoring ATHENA Inspired Leadership Awards on International Woman’s Day, March 8, 2018.
The organization provides local business women an authentic platform to have deep, meaningful conversations to help them identify, embrace, and realize their aspirations.
“It is through our stories of women stepping into leadership positions at church, in service organizations, and in nonprofits and for profits, in government positions and on corporate boards, that we learn and grow – and become motivated and drawn to collaborate with others,” Quade addded. “Our mission is to Leave No Woman Business Leader Behind.”
The Sept. 7 luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seasons 52, 2502 on E. Camelback Road in the Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix. Non-member luncheon registration is $65. Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased at www.athenaaz.com.