Judith McGee to share insight into power of the pocketbook

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Financial planner Judith McGee is the guest speaker at the Lake Oswego Womens Coalition luncheon meeting Sept. 17 at Oswego Lake Country Club.

The Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition will begin a new program year at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd. in Lake Oswego. Author and lecturer Judith McGee, one the nation’s first female certified financial planners, will share her message about the power of women in her presentation, “Raise Your Voice, Use Your Pocketbook: Making a Difference Together.”

McGee will share stories about women who choose to use their passion to fuel inspiration, make a difference and change their lives, their communities and the world.

“How can you influence change?” McGee asked. “You start by raising awareness or consciousness. We do more together than as individuals.”

McGee will discuss what she refers to as the 30-Percent Solution, a concept promoted by Linda Tarr-Whelan in her book, “Women Lead the Way.” She explains that in any situation, whether it’s sitting around a corporate boardroom table, standing on the floor of Congress or sharing the reins of any of the media conglomerates, real change will start to happen once women have attained at least 30 percent of the leadership roles.

“Women bring new answers,” McGee said. “And the old saying, ‘Find a need and fill it,’ is the key to success. Make a difference by having your antennae out and being aware of the needs in your community. Change the conversation about how problems are solved.”

She hopes to help the group create a giving plan and perhaps identify a project to work on together.

McGee comes from a long line of philathropic Oregonians. She is the owner and founder of McGee Wealth Management, Inc., a firm that has served individuals, multi-generational families, executives and business owners for more than 30 years.

The firm’s mission is to make a positive, enduring difference in its clients’ lives by sharing their knowledge, experience, wisdom and passion.

Cost of the luncheon is $19 for members, $21 for nonmembers. Annual membership is $20. All are welcome. Those wishing to attend should call 503-747-2573 by noon on Monday, Sept. 15.

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