The Seven Pearls: A Financial Guide to Empower Women

Posted April 17, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

It’s important to tackle the subject of financial fitness differently for women and for men. We are inherently different in the way we handle money, and our education should reflect this. That’s why I’m excited to recommend a new book, “The Seven Pearls: A Financial Guide to Empower Women.” Phenomenal! Empower women financially. Now that’s an idea I can get behind.

Here’s a small excerpt from the authors’ interview with the Huffington Post last week. Read the full article by clicking here. And buy Carol Pepper and Camilla Webster’s new book by clickinghere.

From the Huffington Post:

TN: Why does your book target women specifically?

CP: This is a historic time for women. In the U.S., approximately 40% of women now out-earn their husbands — a 50% increase over the last 20 years. There are now 8 million female business owners, producing $1.3 trillion in revenue and employing 7.7 million workers. Between 1997 and 2011, there was a 34 percent increase in new businesses, while women-owned businesses increased 50% — one and a half times the national average. Young women in major cities now out-earn young men, and 60% of candidates for higher education are now women. All of these facts point to the huge change that women have experienced economically and continue to experience. Women’s lives are really changing — and that is why we focused on women for this book. Their lives are vastly different now, and they are not sure how to proceed.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."