- The Socially Savvy Financial Advisor/FA Social Media Compliance
- Consumer Financial Empowerment
- Financial Empowerment for Women
About Jennifer Openshaw:
Jennifer Openshaw has made it her mission to empower Americans and help them get access to the same tools used by the rich. She delivers on her mission as the voice behind Winning Advice with Jennifer Openshaw heard nationwide on ABC Radio and as recently appointed Executive Director for the Financial Women’s Association, their second in thirty years.
A forceful voice for the “little guy,” Openshaw’s financial and economic insights have been seen and heard on a host of TV and radio shows, from CNN and CNBC to Oprah and The Montel Williams Show. Openshaw is also author of the book, What’s Your Net Worth?, a step-by-step financial empowerment guide for women and couples, which was turned into a Public Television show hosted by her.
Her passion for helping consumers stems from her own life story. Openshaw’s mother found herself divorced at age 28, with three young kids and no formal education. To make ends meet, her mother worked two full-time jobs as a waitress. While her mother worked days and nights, eight-year-old Openshaw raised her two younger brothers and took on various projects to bring in extra money.
She has served in top positions both in government and in some of America’s largest financial institutions, arming her valuable tools and insights for American consumers. Openshaw got her start in financial services working as Press Secretary for California’s State Treasurer. She later served as Vice President at Bank of America and Director of Investment Services for Wilshire Associates, one of the nation’s largest investment consulting firms to CalPERS and other leading institutional investors. During her tenure at Wilshire, Openshaw led the launch of the Wilshire 5000 Index Mutual Fund and converted the Index into a real-time stock index to be used by consumers and the media, including CNBC. She most recently served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Bank One, now JP Morgan Chase. Today, she brings her insights from Wall Street to Main Street.
In 1999, Openshaw founded Women’s Financial Network (WFN), an innovative financial services company created for women and a trendsetter in the industry. Her work as CEO and Chairman won her recognition as a “Mover & Shaker” in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Mercury News and one of the Internet’s 25 Rising Stars by Internet World magazine.
Openshaw has educated, empowered, and entertained millions of consumers through her books and frequent TV and radio appearances. She served as the “Money Expert” for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles and a contributing money editor to Lifetime Television’s Lifetime Live and Child magazine. She shares her practical advice as a columnist for CBS Marketwatch, frequent guest on CNN, and host of ABC Radio’s Winning Advice with Jennifer Openshaw.
A frequent speaker to groups ranging from employees of Ford to students of Harvard Business School, Jennifer and her work have been featured in the New York Times,Business Week, Chicago Tribune, Fortune Small Business, Redbook, Woman’s Day, and Kiplinger’s. She holds an MBA and BA from UCLA and serves on the Advisory Board of Wyndham Hotels.