Women, Wealth and Power topic of AAUW Long Beach panel

“Women, Wealth and Power”: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Beach will feature a diverse panel of women who are making a difference, by helping women learn how to increase their wealth and leverage their power on Saturday, February 2, 9:30 a.m. at Best Western Golden Sails Inn, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90803. Cost is $28 for a buffet lunch or $5.00 program only. RSVP by January 28 to Ellen Mathis, 562-433-6509 or epmathis@verizon.net.

Nicole L. Wells joined the Banc of California executive leadership team as Senior Vice President of Bank Operations for Private Banking. Nicole has 24 years of financial service experience with several financial institutions including Bank of America and served as Senior Vice President, Operations Market. She is proactive in her community and believes in local and personal grassroots efforts to drive business

She holds a MA in Public Administration-Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Public/Private Collaborations and completed the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Executive Education Program “Greater Returns” in May of 2011.

Selected as Proctor & Gamble 2017 Our Black is Beautiful National Ambassador, Nicole believes in thriving communities through empowerment and regularly volunteers her time to give back and teach financial literacy throughout the ICEF network of schools in Los Angeles and Inglewood. Some of her charitable affiliations include: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.; Midnight Mission-Home Light Family Living; Susan G. Komen Los Angeles & Orange County Circle of Promise.

Nicole is a native of Los Angeles and lives in the city of Inglewood with her Rottweiler Tank and Shih Tzu Tuxedo. Her only child Capri is a junior at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Sathya Chey is a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, who holds a MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business. For more than a decade, she has worked to understand her client’s needs, concerns and goals. and to educated them about the many complex financial decisions they may face, as well as the complexities of their portfolios and investment markets.

Sathya was born in a refugee camp in Thailand where her family fled after surviving the Cambodian genocide. She is active in the community, serving as a board member or advisor to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, The Economic and Policy Impact Center, CSU Fullerton Executive Committee and the Long Beach Community Foundation. Sathya also enjoys spending time with her spunky teenage daughter, Milana and says the combination of live music and delectable bites is her definition of heaven.

Marveina Peters Johnson is President of Teresa Peters Executive Realtors, Inc. is a 100% woman and minority owned business, a mother-daughter duo. Her mother Teresa founded the business in 1992 with a vision to create clientele wealth through residential and commercial investment.

Armed with an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in Criminal Justice, she brings both worlds together in her company. As a former Inglewood Police Officer, she realized the essential need to house and protect victims of domestic violence. Since 2008, when she joined the team, Marveina has been changing the lives of women for the better.by providing safe homes for victims across LA, San Bernardino and Clark County,

A committed volunteer she is currently Chair and President of the Board of Directors for Susan G. Komen LA County. Additionally, she has worked with Crystal Stairs, Challenger Boys and Girls Club, Step Up On Second, Tavis Smiley Foundation, Los Angeles County Sober Living Coalition, and Southern Christian Leadership

Marveina is a committed foodie. She’s been known to travel great distances just to have a new food experience, traveling to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to enjoy Cuisine Wat Damnak, Khmer French infused pan-fried Sandy fish filet and barbecued duck.

American women start 70 percent of all businesses, have a lower unemployment rate than men, dominate nine of the 10 fastest growing occupations, and benefit from improving wage equality. During the past eleven years, while the number of women-owned businesses surged 58%, firms owned by women of color grew at nearly three times that rate (163%).

The amount of wealth influenced by women and the rate at which it has been increasing are remarkable. Women are responsible for approximately $18.4 trillion in consumer spending and hold approximately 30 percent of global wealth. They are the sole financial decision-makers for one-third of households in the United States, 72% of Millennial women are primary decision makers for financial planning and 95 percent are involved in their households’ financial decisions.

Prospective members are invited to attend and learn more about AAUW’s mission to advance gender equity for women and girls. To learn more about membership in AAUW, please go to www.aauw-longbeach.org.

This article was released by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Beach.