Signature Events: The Special Interest Groups (SIG)

About the Finance Program

The Finance Program is designed to support the growth of women in this area through facilitating both knowledge and an in-depth exchange of professional and personal knowledge. Joining the series creates a community through continuity and confidentiality.

This series comprises 5 sessions focusing on three themes over the year with a kick off at our first meeting. We know people travel – and will provide a recap for those whose schedules take them out of town.

For Women with Vision, do you want to take the next step in your career? Are finances and financials something you want to be on top of? Is your world changing as fast and as much as ours? We will talk money and life rather than technical details. This series welcomes any woman who wants to get on top of these questions as part of a group who meets to explore (our speaker), reflect (our discussion) and act (individual choice). Part growth, part support, this program is for you.

Our speakers are successful professionals who will share their insights leading to our own facilitated group discussion so that each of us is on top of both money and life. There are a limited number of spaces (15) so join us now for:

  • Women and money: How do we manage personal finance, volatility, international moves, multi-national partners, changes in relationships, philanthropy and the impact these have on our well-being? The challenges and risks when dealing with the curly corners that can create problems down the track. (This is not about portfolio management – it is about the mindset of managing money.)
  • Managing careers: How do we as individuals navigate, engage, mentor, network, grow, (re)join or exit workplace as companies restructure, work relocates, children grow, parents age and our interests change? The choices, implications and issues faced by each of us as our life changes and personal and financial needs change. (This is not about career management, this is about navigating the shifting sands of life.)
  • The world around us: Exploring ‘the major shifts’ that we may face personally and professionally as macro economic trends and long term perspectives change. How do we make the most of opportunities? How do we protect ourselves from the down side? The big picture of our world influences where it is best to be. (This is about knowledge and directions, not about stock picking.)
Karin Barry

Finance Program Leaders
Karin Barry

Karin is an Executive with 20+ years’ experience in Operations, Finance, and Strategy across the International Development, Banking, and Professional Services Industries.

She is passionate about driving transformation and innovation at an individual level and across corporate culture. With her diverse background, she has a special talent for consolidating learnings from across multiple domains. Her corporate experience has included leading change initiatives, defining and leading strategic transformation alongside Boards and Executive committees, and conceptualizing corporate reorganization plans. Karin believes that connecting the dots between one’s experiences and learnings and maintaining curiosity is critically important in today’s rapidly changing world, both within teams and individuals.

Karin has lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East, Singapore, and the USA. Originally hailing from the USA, she leverages her International experience to craft cross-culturally compelling leadership and change initiatives.

In addition to her current role as COO of a global consultancy working with financial institutions, Karin is a Keynote speaker, avid baker, passionate scuba diver, and has visited over 84 countries.

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Past Finance Events:

BYOB: Build Your Own Budget in 6 Easy Steps
Workshop: Financial Empowerment for Women
Introduction to Investments: Basic Principles and Fundamentals
Financial Empowerment for Women
Investments, My Financial Future and COVID-19 (Webinar)
Budgeting for Success – Your guide to everything budget related
(Webinar) Budgeting for Success – Your guide to everything budget related
Women, Investing, and Sustainability [Webinar]
Opening the Conversations on Women & Finance