Janine Firpo and Tuti Scott Discuss Exciting Collaboration in a Heading for Change Interview

 

Heading for Change recently posted this interview with Janine Firpo and Tuti Scott about our upcoming collaborative course: PRIVATE INVESTING AND BLENDED CAPITAL WITH A CLIMATE & GENDER LENS

Unlock the world of private debt and equity funds with a focus on climate and gender considerations. Led by Tuti Scott, IFB Partner and author of ‘Moving Money for Impact: A Guide to Gender Lens Investing,’ this 5-part course transforms interest into action.

Starting April 17th at 8:30 am PT, join weekly 90-minute Zoom sessions (excluding May 8th) with 30 minutes of pre-work. Dive into funds, learn research strategies, and explore investments supporting women and the environment. Make the most of this journey by committing to this 2-hour weekly exploration.

 

Discover the full course details HERE.

 

Janine Firpo Joins DelRae Messer for “EmpowerHER: Activate Your Money” On September 24, 2023

Janine Firpo, co-founder of Invest for Better, will be joining DelRae Messer for “EmpowerHER: Activate Your Money. Invest in Your Future, Invest in the World!” event happening on Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT in Minneapolis, MN.

The event will start with a panel discussion moderated by DelRae Messer. Participants include:

 

It will be followed by small group discussions led by Janine Firpo. Discussions will focus on money stories, values discovery, and understanding risk. Closing out the event will be a Q&A with the panel and listing of actions attendees can take to transform their relationship with money.

Event highlights will include:

  • Inspiring keynotes and interactive workshops
  • Investment strategies for sustainable growth
  • Empowerment through financial literacy
  • Networking opportunities for lasting connections

Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting out, our diverse lineup of expert speakers will meet you where you are on your financial journey.

  • Gain insights from industry trailblazers and learn proven strategies to navigate the world of investing. From stock markets to sustainable portfolios, we’ll equip you with the knowledge to confidently invest in your financial future.
  • Network with like-minded women who are passionate about creating a better world through conscious investing. Share experiences, forge new connections, and ignite the spark of collaboration.
  • Discover how your investments can drive positive change in the world. Learn from experts who have harnessed the power of finance to make a difference, while still achieving remarkable growth.

Don’t miss this chance to invest in yourself, your future, and a world of positive change.

Reserve your seat today and be a part of a movement that’s shaping the future, one investment at a time.

 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

 

Janine Firpo, Co-Founder, Invest for Better 

Janine Firpo is a seasoned values-aligned investor and social innovator, with a long history of working at the intersection of women and their money. From the early years of Apple Computer to senior positions with Hewlett-Packard, the World Bank, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Janine has always found herself making an impact. In 2017 she left a successful 35- year career in technology and international development to focus on how women can create a more just and equitable society through their financial investments. Janine walks her talk. She is taking action to move all her own assets into investments she feels good about and is watching them grow with market-rate returns. In 2021, she joined forces with Ellen Remmer to co-found Invest for Better.

Brittany Howard, Owner, Victory Business Solutions

Brittany has been in the finance and accounting industry for over 8 years starting at TCF Bank as a teller then moving onto becoming an assistant branch manager. Once Brittany discovered she had strengths in the industry she decided to move forward and study accounting in college. After graduating from college Brittany opened Victory. Brittany noticed that small businesses (including BIPOC) were unable to access a good but affordable accountant to help them remain compliant with the IRS and head in the right direction. It is part of Britany’s mission to help educate small business owners on finances, taxes and the importance of having an accountant while operating. Within two years Victory has become the biggest black-owned accounting firm in the state.

Dr. Anna Thurmes, PhD, Impact Entrepreneur and Investor

Anna Thurmes Barigayomwe, PhD, MA, CCC-SLP, is a highly accomplished individual with a diverse background in academia, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. With a PhD in family social science, Dr. Anna has published research on the impact of social capital and collaborative healthcare on quality of life. Her work has shed light on the transformative potential of building strong networks and connections within communities. She is not only a researcher but has been in the trenches leading a team of over 40 healthcare professionals for nearly two decades. In addition to her academic achievements, Dr. Anna has made a remarkable transition from her previous career to become a successful entrepreneur and real estate investor, all while dedicating her time to helping families on their journey towards health and wealth freedom. Dr. Anna’s passion for empowering others to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams is evident in her role as a go-giver.

MORE ABOUT WELLSPOKEN:

 

Wellspoken Lifestyle mission is to inspire mindfulness and contribution by connecting well-rounded content with well-rounded humans. We believe that with a thoughtful curation of resources, everyone is equipped to guide one another towards fulfillment, synergy, and savoring simplicity. We strive to give readers the power to influence change, gratitude and service without toxic social media consumption or misinformation.

Dr. DelRae Messer is Founder of Wellspoken Lifestyle. She graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2007. Her passion for solving the health care crisis started as a young athlete in a rural farming community in North Dakota. After creating a sustainable lifestyle weight loss program in her chiropractic office, she moved her business online, to coach clients and healthcare professionals with the ability to design her work around her two girls, McKenna 16 and Gianna 6. As a single mom, she is passionate about helping women in social impact entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture, volunteerism, environmental impact and has created a platform to fundraise for non-profits through experience-driven events.

“The PowHer of Money Series” With Sabine Gedeon Featuring Janine Firpo

Join Sabine Gedeon in “The PowHer of Money Series” on June 23rd at 10 am PST and learn from Janine Firpo, co-founder of Invest for Better. Janine is a seasoned values-aligned investor and social innovator, with a long history of working at the intersection of women and their money.

 

 

Sabine Gedeon is the CEO of Gedeon Enterprises, a certified Women’s & Minority Business Enterprise (WBE and MBE), and Founder of She Leads Network, her unique approach to leadership development has been proven to be effective across a range of industries. As an experienced HR Executive, Transformational Coach & Leadership Consultant, Sabine Gedeon has helped clients in both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies address their development needs and achieve their growth goals.

REGISTRATION:

Registration is available here.

 

Janine Firpo Joins ASBN For ‘The Anti-ESG Movement: Combating the Attack on Business & Impact Investing’ Event

Ahead of the upcoming ASBN 2023 conference in Berkeley, the American Sustainable Business Network and Hanson Bridgett are hosting a panel discussion with executives from Morgan Stanley, As You Sow, Nia Impact Capital and Invest for Better. The aim of the panel is to address the growing opposition to ESG and sustainable investment practices, explore the reasons for this and discuss strategies to combat the anti-ESG movement.

The panel consists of leading experts from diverse backgrounds, each bringing unique perspectives.

  • Darya Allen-Attar, Financial Advisor, Investing with Impact Director, Lending Specialist, Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), Morgan Stanley Wealth Management – Darya Allen-Attar is a highly accomplished Financial Advisor in the Santa Monica, California, office of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. She has been with the firm for more than 30 years, placing her among the longest serving women at one of the world’s most respected financial institutions.
  • Andrew Behar, CEO, As You Sow – Andrew Behar is CEO of As You Sow, the nation’s leading non-profit practitioner of shareholder advocacy and engagement.
  • Janine Firpo, Co-Founder, Invest for Better – Janine Firpo is a seasoned values-aligned investor and social innovator, with a long history of working at the intersection of women and their money.
  • Kristin Hull, Founder and CEO, Nia Impact Capital – Kristin is founder and CEO of Nia Impact Capital, a women-led Registered Investment Advisor leading the charge to change the face of finance by hiring and training women and people of color in sustainable and transformative investing.

 

 

ABOUT ASBN:

American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) is a movement builder in partnership with the business and investor community. ASBN develops and advocates solutions for policymakers, business leaders, and investors that support an equitable, regenerative, and just economy that benefits all⁠—people and planet. As a multi-issue, membership organization advocating on behalf of every business sector, size, and geography, ASBN and its association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks. ASBN was founded through the merger of the American Sustainable Business Council and Social Venture Circle. Learn more about the history of ASBC and SVC here.

Janine Firpo Featured On ‘Wellspoken’ Podcast with Dr. DelRae Messer

In the latest episode of Wellspoken podcast, hosted Dr. DelRae Messer, DelRae joins Janine Firpo, co-founder of Invest for Better, for a thought-provoking conversation around women’s empowerment, working at the intersection of women and their money

Janine’s deep passion for sparking positive change led her to end her successful 35-year career in technology and international development in 2017. Her primary focus was to help women create a more just and equitable society through financial investments. As a testament to her commitment to this cause, she is the author of ‘Activate Your Money: Invest to Grow Your Wealth and Build a Better World‘. Driven by a desire to put theory into action, Janine co-founded Invest for Better with Ellen Remmer later that year. This nonprofit organization is at the forefront of a movement that educates, educates and empowers working women to harness the power of their money for personal growth and global impact.

Listen to the podcast here.

 

 

 

MORE ABOUT WELLSPOKEN:

Wellspoken Lifestyle mission is to inspire mindfulness and contribution by connecting well-rounded content with well-rounded humans. We believe that with a thoughtful curation of resources, everyone is equipped to guide one another towards fulfillment, synergy, and savoring simplicity. We strive to give readers the power to influence change, gratitude and service without toxic social media consumption or misinformation.

MORE ABOUT DR. DELRAE MESSER:

Dr. DelRae Messer is Founder of Wellspoken Lifestyle. She graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2007. Her passion for solving the health care crisis started as a young athlete in a rural farming community in North Dakota. After creating a sustainable lifestyle weight loss program in her chiropractic office, she moved her business online, to coach clients and healthcare professionals with the ability to design her work around her two girls, McKenna 16 and Gianna 6. As a single mom, she is passionate about helping women in social impact entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture, volunteerism, environmental impact and has created a platform to fundraise for non-profits through experience-driven events. Her current projects include school gardens, vertical growing systems, promoting positive mental health through contribution and creating a team of servant leaders, who want to make a difference.

 

 

 

‘Activate Your Money’ Available in Paperback at Barnes & Noble

Janine Firpo, co-founder of Invest for Better, has announced that her best-selling book, “Activate Your Money – Invest to Grow Your Wealth and Build a Better World,” is now available in paperback through Barnes & Noble and other retailers.

Activate Your Money” offers practical guidance and insights on values-aligned investing, and has been ranked as an Amazon best-seller in several categories including economics, business finance, and investment portfolio management.

 

 

Invest for Better’s curriculum and teachings are in part based on “Activate Your Money“. Its history is rooted in the personal financial journeys of the co-founders—both Ellen Remmer and Janine Firpo experienced challenges in transforming their own investment portfolios to align with their values and wanted to make the process easier and more joyful for others. The organization has had significant growth since its inception in 2019.

“I’m so honored to see ‘Activate Your Money’ have such great traction in its introductory year, and it was so exciting to see the movement we hoped to inspire be activated and actualized through the establishment of our non-profit, Invest for Better, that educates and forwards the vision of values-aligned investing,” Firpo said. “Having ‘Activate Your Money’ now available in paperback makes the information more accessible to a wider audience of readers and future values-aligned investors.”

Activate Your Money” can be purchased in paperback at most Barnes & Noble stores and online.

 

 

Janine Firpo featured on “Making Change With Your Money” Podcast Discussing Creating a Just Society Through Financial Investment

Janine Firpo, co-founder of Invest for Better, was recently featured on “Making Change with your Money Podcast“, a show about people who experienced a big life transition that changed their definition of financial success.

The “Making Change with your Money Podcast” is hosted by Laura Rotter, founder of True Abundance Advisors, a financial life planning and wealth management firm. Laura is also a member if Invest for Better.

Janine was interviewed in a recent podcast episode about how women can create a more just and equitable society through their financial investments. After a successful 35-year career in technology and international development, Janine has dedicated her life to investing in alignment with her values and helping other women do the same.

 

 

 

Janine shared several key takeaways during the interview and emphasized the importance of knowing your skills and strengths, trusting your intuition, utilizing your network, owning your strengths as a woman, and becoming more financially fluent. She believes that by understanding our investments and making investing decisions that align with our values, we can create a more just and equitable society.

You can find the episode here.

ABOUT “MAKING CHANGE WITH YOUR MONEY” PODCAST

The “Making Change with your Money Podcast” is hosted by Laura Rotter, founder of True Abundance Advisors, a financial life planning and wealth management firm. Laura’s mission is to empower midlife professionals to use their money as a tool to create more freedom and flexibility. Laura spent 30 years successfully managing money for institutional investors including Citicorp and Para Advisors. In addition to her work as a financial life planner, Laura serves on the Advisory Council of Impact100 Westchester, a women’s collective giving organization engaging women in philanthropy in Westchester County, and volunteers with Savvy Ladies. I also teach financial literacy with My Money Workshop.

“Activate Your Money” Released In Paperback on April 4, 2023

The paperback version of “Activate Your Money: Invest to Grow Your Wealth and Build a Better World” will be released on April 4, 2023.

 

Unlike any other investing books out there, “Activate Your Money: Invest to Grow Your Wealth and Build a Better World” written by the co-founder of Invest for Better Janine Firpo, offers expert guidance, a uniquely woman-centered approach, and a focus on doing good while doing well.

It is a must-read for all women who want to step up their relationship with money and recognize the power they have to change the world through their investment decisions.

You can purchase the book here.

 

“Activate Your Money” & Invest for Better

Invest for Better core curriculum is in part based on “Activate Your Money“. The book is foundational to the 6-month course and is the best place for most women to start their values-aligned investment journey and transform their relationship with money. The courses are delivered through our unique Circle Experience, which offers the opportunity to learn and take action alongside other like-minded women.

 

Janine Firpo featured in “Money & Relationships” Event by Linqto

Janine Firpo, co-founder of Invest for Better, along with Dr Ruth Shaber and Sheila Shroeder came together in dialogue to discuss the differences in how men and women traditionally think about investing, spending, saving, and money in general and how this might affect our lives and our relationships. This Linqto webinar took place on February 2, 2023.

View webinar here.

From the Linqto website: 

“Given that 45% of marriages end in divorce in the US, and money issues are the No. 1 thing couples argue about, this is a worthy conversation. Numerous studies have identified disagreements over finances as one of the top reasons couples seek marital counseling and one of the top reasons for divorce. And we know that families are often reluctant to talk about money with their children, but experts say that can create confusion and insecurity. So thankfully, they’re going to share how to successfully engage in financial conversations and collaboration with partners, parents, children, and others. However, it’s not a secret that people involved in committed relationships tend to perform financially well, maybe even better. Can a stable relationship help you achieve your financial goals? Ultimately, money can either build or break relationships so how can we make sure we avoid the later? After this conversation, we expect to come out with a better understanding and a clear mindset of what’s actually important and what we should pay attention to keep building relationships instead of breaking them, after all relationships and money tend to come hand-in-hand.”

ABOUT JANINE FIRPO

You can learn more about Janine Firpo here.

OTHER PRESENTERS:

Dr. Ruth Shaber, President & Founder, Tara Health Foundation

Dr. Ruth Shaber co-wrote “The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk” with Patience Marime-Ball. The book explores a new paradigm of gender-focused investing where more women are placed in decision-making roles and able to optimize their skills across all capital markets—leading to higher returns for individual investors and greater economic growth.  Dr. Shaber created the Tara Health Foundation in 2014 after more than two decades working on the frontlines of women’s health care at Kaiser Permanente. The California-based OB/GYN has since invested more than $70M in companies that help improve women’s health and in 2020 she made the Forbes’ Impact 50 list.

Sheila Schroeder, Regional Head of Business Development, Wealthspire Advisors

Sheila’s book “Let’s Talk About Money” will be published later this year. Sheila brings deep experience in the financial industry, on Wall Street, and in wealth management. Sheila has built and led divisions for top financial firms, directed investor relations for a hedge fund, led client development at Private Ocean Wealth Management, and is currently Regional Head of Business Development at Wealthspire Advisors. She is committed to several non-profits and volunteers her time focused on education, financial literacy, equal rights, and empowering women financially.

ABOUT LINQTO:

Linqto is a provider of liquidity in the private sector, providing accredited investors access to affordable investment opportunities in technology startups with a focus on unicorns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wealth Podcast – Book Club featuring Janine Firpo

George Grombacher asked Invest for Better Co-founder and author, Janine Firpo on his LifeBlood podcast and spoke to her about her personal life, her work, and why she put pen to paper to write her book, “Activate Your Money”.