Financial Literacy Summit For High School Girls

Financial Literacy Summit For High School Girls

Friday November 2, 2018; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Financial Literacy Summit For High School Girls

[November 2nd 2018]

The Financial Literacy Summit for High School Girls is a free day long event that introduces students to the basics of financial literacy. Our target audience are young women who attend high school in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and the greater Bay Area. Topics include, opening a bank account, money management, budgeting and savings!

For more information please email the program director at

Summit Includes

  • Fantastic Speakers
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Lunch
  • Raffle prizes
  • Financial Resources and Giveaways!
  • and more!
  • Chances to win great prizes including tickets to six flags!

Summit Agenda Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland @ 2600 Bancroft Way

9:30 AM – 1:45 PM

9:30 am Registration + Breakfast Bites

9:55 am – 10 am Welcome and Opening

10:00 am -11:00 am Interactive “It’s Payday!”

11:15 am-12:15 pm Morning Workshops

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm Lunch and Resources

1:30 pm Closing and Final Raffle Winners!

Raffle Prizes:

  • Six Flags Tickets
  • Landmark Theatre Tickets
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Gift Card
  • Ladle & Leaf Gift Card
  • YWCA Membership & 4 Class Card

Workshops and Presenters


Veronica Dangerfield  For Future Millionaires Only! 

Veronica Dangerfield has enthusiasm that is riveting. It will grab your mind, ignite your soul, and fatten your wallet. She is a Financial Educator for Patelco Credit Union, an award-winning speaker, a published poet, and a professional comedienne. She has won numerous awards for her work as a financial educator including. In 2017, she was awarded the Credit Union Rock Star Award and a national award called Desjardins for her contributions to adult financial literacy. She has taught financial literacy for 15 years at UC Berkeley, Cal State University East Bay, San Francisco State University, Diablo Valley College, and Sierra Junior College as well as dozens of high schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the state. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Sacramento State University. Veronica is an avid traveler, the mother of three, and a committed to life-long learning. She believes that in order to achieve financial prosperity people need to understand the psychology along with fundamentals of money management.

Janet Miller Evans  Financial Literacy 1.0

Janet is following her passion to guide others on their professional and personal growth journeys.  Founder of Janet Miller Evans & Associates (JMEA), a coaching and consulting practice committed to the tenet that operating in a culture of trust is the foundation of success, happiness, and fulfillment in personal and professional growth.  

Janet provides coaching, career enhancement, and training services to corporations, nonprofit organizations, and private clients. Her areas of expertise include, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, sales, negotiation, and leadership development.  Clients have included Lee, Hecht, Harrison, AT&T, Merritt College, and individuals from diverse companies and backgrounds. Janet serves as Executive Director of Equilibrium Dynamics Evans Collaborative (EQEC). Equilibrium Dynamics is nonprofitdedicated to teaching adults and children how to build a life in which feelings empower – rather than ‘sabotage’ – relationships, activities and careers. She is a Certified EQ  Assessor and is in the process of completing her Coach Certification with Six Seconds, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting people to create positive change, and the International Coaches Federation.   

Janet’s business experience was gained while making career transformations at Fortune 100 companies including FedEx, IBM, UPS, and Comcast.  She earned Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

A San Francisco Bay area resident, Janet’s community leadership experience includes serving on non-profit boards and as an inaugural member of the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council.  She is currently an Adjunct Professor in Professional Studies at National University, serves on the KQED Public Broadcasting Service Community Action Panel Board, Women’s Advisory Commission for District 16, and is a member of the San Francisco Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

Janet is married and has two daughters residing in New York City.


Participating Schools:

Open to high school girls in participating schools. Sign up with your career counselor! 

  • College Track – Oakland
  • LPS High School – Richmond
  • Oakland Tech – Oakland
  • Lighthouse Community Charter School – Oakland
  • Arise High School – Oakland
  • Castlemont High School – Oakland

Sponsors & Contributors