February 2019 Meeting

Women, Wealth, and Power

Saturday February 2, 2019

Emerging Faces of Change

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. American women start 70 percent of all businesses, have a low-er 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%).
AAUW’s February 2nd meeting 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. This promises to be filled with lively interaction and valuable information.

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 work 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.



Please RSVP by January 25th

Looking forward to see you there!!

Event details below:


Saturday, February 2, 2019
9:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast
10:00 a.m Program
11:00 a.m. Business Meeting
11:45 a.m. Buffet Lunch

Location: Best Western Golden Sails Inn
6285 E Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, CA 90803

Buffet Lunch—(V) Pasta Primavera,
Chicken Marsala, Salad, Roll & Dessert
Price: $28 per person

Remember to bring your Drawing Donation!!

Questions about the location? Contact Charlotte Joseph at importantjoseph@aol.com

RSVP: You may make a payment for the February meeting using PayPal or completing and mailing the reservation form on the last page of the AAUW Vantage February 2019 newsletter. Please send your payment to aauwlongbeach@gmail.com using PayPal.

If you are using PayPal to pay, please notify Ellen Mathis at epmathis@verizon.net of your attendance. We recommend using Friends and Family option to avoid any fees.