Financial Experts Featured in CFUW’s Aurora/Newmarket GEN NEXT Speaker Series

The virtual seminar on January 31 will cover women and wealth, focusing on building financial literacy for life

The Aurora/Newmarket chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women is attracting young potential members while setting young women up for success with a new series of lectures.

On January 31, young women between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to a virtual seminar on women and wealth with financial experts Michelle Munro and Justin Lacchin.

The presentation and Q&A session are designed to help young women learn about financial literacy to avoid excessive debt and prepare for retirement.

“From an early age, my parents taught my sister and me that women should strive to achieve and maintain their own financial independence,” said CFUW Aurora President Janet Thacker/ Newmarket. “What does this look like and mean for young women today? We want to educate them, that’s why we
brings in these financial advisors for our lecture series.

The lecture series is part of CFUW’s GEN NEXT initiative launched last June. The program aims to attract young women to the organization.

“It’s exciting to see the pillars of GEN NEXT – ‘Lead, Learn, Achieve’ – come to fruition. The GEN NEXT ladies of CFUW Aurora/Newmarket are being educated and mentored and are now leading conversations that are relevant to our young population,” said Grace Cantarutti, President of GEN NEXT.

She said their impact is already being felt within the organization.

“Through their committee involvement, current GEN NEXT members further the club’s vision of empowering women’s lives through friendship, education, awareness and advocacy. I’m happy to say that the seed GEN NEXT is thriving and we are excited to welcome new members,” said Cantarutti.

Anyone interested in attending the January 31 seminar at 7 p.m. can register by emailing Cantarutti at by January 30.

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