International Women’s Day Celebration with The Center


On behalf of The Center team we want to thank everyone who participated in our First Annual International Women’s Day event!  The energy in the room of 200+ women on March 8th was an inspiration sure to carry on throughout the year.  Celebrating women’s success and making a difference in other women’s lives carries a message of community and mutual support; a WIN-WIN with staying power.

Our keynote presentation by Laura Vanderkam was a gift of wisdom and practical application as she helped us understand how to focus on aligning our time with priorities.  Before, during and after the presentation it’s no surprise that networking conversations were abundant from start to finish.  A truly remarkable exclamation point on the morning was the generous spirit in which financial donations were made for Haven’s Spark program. 


An amazing result for Haven’s Spark program:

$5,295 (so far!)


Networking connections are an essential ingredient to success.  If you have not already reached out to new connections we are happy to provide this resource directory of the companies and organizations who were participants in our Women’s International Day event.


Laura’s advice hit home as evidenced by all of the head nodding going on in the room!  If you missed the link to our “more balanced life” To-Do list click here to open your personal copy!


Smiles and memories of our time together at The Center sponsored Women’s International Day event. Click to view.


Plan to celebrate International Women’s Day with us again next year on Friday March 8th 2019!  You can mark your calendar and we will take care of all the details!  


Women celebrating women is one example of pooling resources around a common goal.  We are grateful to have so many professional connections and women advocates in our circle of friends.  In our world of financial planning, it is not uncommon to work with accomplished women who are seeking guidance to ensure that their present plan for financial security is on track for future success.  One hurdle is that many times they don’t know someone …… consider that we might be that someone!

Laurie Renchik, CFP®, MBA is a Partner and Senior Financial Planner at Center for Financial Planning, Inc.® In addition to working with women who are in the midst of a transition (career change, receiving an inheritance, losing a life partner, divorce or remarriage), Laurie works with clients who are planning for retirement. Laurie is a member of the Leadership Oakland Alumni Association and is a frequent contributor to Money Centered.