50/50 LEADERSHIP Will Host Roundtable Event: Financial Literacy
Operation Hope panelists will discuss the importance and impact of financial literacy
By: 50/50 Leadership
financial success with Laura Garcia Villalpando and Rachel Hood on April 3rd, at 10 AM
PST/ 1 PM EST.
Our April Roundtable is ready to break down financial barriers and show participants
what it means to take control of your own finances. In partnership with Operation HOPE,
this engaging and interactive discussion will set participants on the road to a secure
"Managing your money well gives you much more agency in your life. Getting your
money attitude adjusted is the key to unlock success and freedom in many areas" said Pauline Field, Founder and Chair of 50/50 Leadership.
Tickets to the roundtable can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/
Partner Profile: Operation HOPE
Operation HOPE is a for-purpose organization, working to disrupt poverty and empower
inclusion for low and moderate-income youth and adults. We partner with financial
institutions, corporations, municipal agencies, and community organizations to deliver
HOPE Inside—our award-winning model of community uplift that has allowed us to
scale, and sustainably package and deliver, financial dignity and economic
empowerment programming in communities around the country, at no cost to the client.
We serve adults, youth, disaster survivors, and employees with financial dignity
programming and coaching to equip them with the financial knowledge and tools to
create a secure future.
Speaker Profile: Laura Garcia Villalpando
Joined Operation HOPE as a Financial Wellbeing Coach in 2018. Through hard work
and perseverance she was able to hold several positions within the financial industry, including Bank Branch Manager, Personal Financial Banker, Senior Service Officer,
Assistant Customer Service Manager and Teller, giving her over 16 years of Financial
experience. Her passion is to help and serve community members understand finances
better. She currently serves as Executive Board member to Aurora Community
Connections, a local nonprofit that is near and dear to her heart, and leads a group of
moms to live actively and prioritize their health.
Speaker Profile: Rachel Hood, AFC, LMSW
Rachel Hood is an Accredited Financial Coach and Licensed Master Social Worker.
Rachel has been with Operation HOPE for five years, running programs focusing on
credit, homeownership, and small business. Currently, Rachel coordinates
programming for the CIT Bank-sponsored HOPE Inside Launch + Grow: Empowering
Women Entrepreneurs. This 8-week program helps women-owned businesses by
providing them with training and networking. Rachel has been a financial coach for the
last 15 years and loves this work because helping people with finances can help them
grow in every aspect of life, from becoming a homeowner to creating generational