What We Believe
The Women's Education and Leadership League (WELL) believes in enriching financial, physical and emotional wellness for women. We believe that strengthening women's knowledge and skills in these three key areas, equips them to succeed and flourish in their lives. These three components are intricately linked and if one area is out of balance, then the other two areas will falter.
Financial security leads to emotional well-being, and a healthy lifestyle is strongly connected to feeling good about oneself. We strongly believe these three pillars are a winning formula for women to thrive.
WELL believes when we support and empower women with their financial, physical and emotional well-being - we create a positive and powerful force in the families, businesses and communities we serve.
The Women’s Education and Leadership League, or WELL, was founded by a group of financial professionals who wanted to offer women practical financial advice, mentorship and instruction – or “financial literacy”.
We conducted research with women from all walks of life -- business executives, community leaders, teachers, full-time mothers, small business owners, and even new college graduates.
This research revealed women want and need financial literacy but are reluctant to seek it out. We realized that the financial industry is largely dominated by men and the resulting advice and counsel comes largely from a male perspective. It usually does not take into account a women’s point-of-view or women’s varied and unique life challenges.
We then delved into the culture of companies who invest in women – as employees, as leaders and as board members and found that these companies outperformed their counterparts and had better return on sales, capital and equity.
These companies shared a common cultural belief – they were willing to see things from another perspective and they actively promoted and nurtured women in leadership roles across their companies.
We decided to create a non-profit organization that shared such a successful women-centric culture. A non-intimidating community that would foster the financial literacy women need to succeed and flourish in their lives, their businesses and their communities.
We then tapped into our community and business resources to create a rich and diverse league of ambassadors. Our Ambassadors are our spokespersons in the community and mentors to the women participating in our programs whom we call Associates. We also decided to widen our services, beyond financial literacy to encompass emotional and wellness coaching.
WELL is now a 400 plus member organization that offers life-changing financial literacy and education for women – A Women’s Education and Leadership League.
Women's Education Leadership League
Financial Literacy & Life-Changing Education for Women