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Virginia Credit Union Offering Financial Series for Women

Headshot of Liza Mickens

Virginia Credit Union will offer free, multi-week programs focused on financial success for women during four weeks in October.

This will be the second year of the credit union’s specially designed series.

The program’s four weekly sessions covering a gamut of financial topics from spending, budgeting, debt management and investing to saving for college and retirement.

Liza Mickens will share “Finding Financial Inspiration” in a live kickoff session on October 6 at 6 pm Mickens is the great-great granddaughter of Maggie Walker, the noted Richmond entrepreneur who became the first Black woman to charter a bank in 1903. Mickens will share insights while highlighting her family’s inspiring story.

Unlike distinct workshops, the weekly sessions in the women’s series are designed to build on one another. A financial assessment at the beginning of the program will allow participants to track their progress over time. Participants will have an opportunity to seek individual coaching around specific financial questions and concerns.

“Typically, women live longer than men, earn less than men, yet are more likely to be decision-makers when it comes to money in their households,” said Cherry Dale, vice president for financial education at Virginia Credit Union. “This series acknowledges that reality and creates opportunities focused on the unique challenges that women face when it comes to money.”

Sessions 2 – 4 will cover managing finances, simplifying credit and debt, and a live panel discussion on October 27, “Women Empowering Women.”

A financial cooperative serving more than 320,000 members, Virginia Credit Union offers a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources, with a focus on helping people be more confident with their finances. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA.

Media Contact: Glenn Birch | | (804) 560-5664