About Savvy Ladies®
Savvy Ladies Helping Women Every Single Day
Savvy Ladies® has helped over 25,000 women of varied backgrounds identify their goals, make proactive financial choices, and lead more rewarding lives through our unique programming. Founded in 2003, Savvy Ladies Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings financial planning education to women.
Savvy Ladies’ free financial education programs and Helpline help women build the knowledge and confidence they need to thrive and develop a financially stable future. Financial knowledge is power and helps make families stronger, communities better, and ultimately change society.
Some of America’s leading financial planning experts have served as keynote speakers because they were inspired by the scope of Savvy Ladies’ mission and the size and spirit of its community. Savvy Ladies offers webinars, panel discussions, blog articles, and our free helpline that distribute financial planning resources and provide a secure forum for women to network and receive personalized financial advice. Our core programs include:
Free Financial Helpline
Women with personal financial questions are connected to our pro bono community of financial advisors and experts to get the answers they need to help them move forward in their financial journey. Each client is connected based on their question with an expert for approx one hour of pro bono advice and guidance.
Savvy Sessions (Webinars)
Join us virtually to learn with a professional expert! A wide range of topics covering financial wellness, divorce & your money, social security, and many more will give you practical tips and guide you to make informed decisions. All sessions are initially held as live virtual large meetings and are each recorded so you can watch and learn when you want. Registration for each live virtual session is free. All recorded sessions are available online for your convenience.
Expert advice and guidance written by our volunteer professionals and industry experts. Read articles related to divorce, retirement, downsizing, your health & money, and more! Find an article that fits your need.
Why Savvy Ladies Is Unique?
- Savvy Ladies is solely and authentically devoted to financial education for women.
- Our resources are free of charge.
- Savvy Ladies is completely independent from any financial institution or organization.
- Women receive no solicitations for paid financial services from any source.
- Savvy Ladies provides its programming and resources thanks solely to the generosity of its donors and sponsors.
Stacy Francis Starts a Non-Profit to Effect Change & Prevent Financial Abuse
Stacy Francis wants to change the way women think and educate themselves about money. As a girl, Stacy witnessed her grandmother remain in an abusive relationship. When she was old enough to ask, “why,” her grandmother explained that she stayed because she believed there was no other choice, as she lacked the financial stability to change her situation.
From then on, Stacy has been determined to never let another woman become powerless by financial instability. After earning her CFP® from the New York University Center for Finance, Law and Taxation, Stacy went on to work in the finance industry. She continued to come across women whose lack of financial well-being made them vulnerable to a range of emotional, personal, and financial consequences. Stacy embarked on a mission to help women and created Savvy Ladies, a non-profit dedicated to helping women.
In 2003 Stacy began holding workshops in her New York City apartment, which quickly revealed how great the need was for educating women about their finances. More than a decade later, the Savvy Ladies seminars, webinars and HELPLINE have assisted thousands of women attain the information and resources they need to lead a financially secure life.
Today, Stacy Francis is the President and CEO of Francis Financial, Inc., a boutique wealth management and financial planning firm. She remains on the Board of Savvy Ladies, Inc. and continues to guide and grow the impact of the organization and its programs for women.