About Savvy Ladies

Through our unique programming, Savvy Ladies has helped over 20,000 women of varied-backgrounds identify their goals, make proactive choices about their finances, and lead more rewarding lives. Founded in 2003, Savvy Ladies Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings financial planning education to women.

Savvy Ladies’ education is about more than teaching participants to balance their checkbooks, it’s about making families stronger, communities better and ultimately changing society.

Savvy Ladies offers webinars, seminars, and our free helpline that distribute financial planning resources and provide a secure forum for women to network and receive personalized financial advising. 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. Our core programs include:

Savvy Ladies Financial Helpline

Women with specific needs and questions that require one-on-one free, personal consultation have access to Savvy Ladies’ Financial Fitness Helpline and, through the Savvy Ladies professional network of volunteers, are connected to a certified financial planner.

Wi$dom Webinars

Join us to learn online 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. Check our webinar schedule and watch our top favorites.  Registration is free.

Savvy Ladies Monthly Newsletter

Delivered to your inbox, featuring financial savvy articles to help you create your personal financial roadmap. Stay informed about our many programs and upcoming events. Read articles related to divorce, retirement, downsizing, your health & money and more! Sign up today.

Seminars

Savvy Ladies offers seminars in midtown Manhattan on financially related subjects to support women and their financial education. Topics include budgeting, debt management, divorce financial planning, and retirement planning.

Savvy Money Blog

Hundreds of articles on every personal finance topic, authored by financial experts with easy to find navigation and search tools.

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.
Our Story

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.

About Us Savvy Ladies

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.