Monday, November 9, 2009

Sanders Financial Management’s Emily Sanders Receives World of Difference Award from The International Alliance for Women

World of Difference 100 Award Recognizes Sanders’ Work to Advance Economic Empowerment of Women

ATLANTA, November 9, 2009 – In recognition of her efforts to educate women about investing, Emily Sanders, president and CEO of Sanders Financial Management, has received the World of Difference 100 Award in the Entrepreneurial category from The International Alliance for Women (TIAW). Sanders was one of just 100 women worldwide who received the award this year, recognizing women whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or globally whether they are well-known or “unsung heroines.”

The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) is an international umbrella organization of women's networks representing more than 50,000 women. Created in 2008, the World of Difference 100 Award provides an invaluable international platform for the achievements of women and will inspire others to follow their own path.

This year, TIAW received nominations from more than 20 countries across six continents, from as far afield as Iceland and Panama. Celebrating 'unsung heroes' responsible for extraordinary achievements in their communities, the award is split into six categories: Entrepreneurial, Educational, Public Service/Government, Corporate, Non-Profit, and Community. To view a full list of the 2009 Award winners, click here. To read the bios of the Award winners, click here.

Throughout her professional career, Sanders has been dedicated to sharing her knowledge and expertise with women across a broad spectrum, improving their financial literacy, protecting them in retirement, after divorce or being widowed.

“One of my objectives is to strengthen women’s entrepreneurial acumen and to advise emerging affluent women how to use and invest their resources wisely,” says Sanders.

TIAW's mission is to further the economic empowerment of women, from supporting those running small businesses in the developing world to securing board-level representation for women at multinational companies. The organization encourages professional women and their organizations to work together, share resources and leverage ideas through best practices.

“Every day, around the world, in countless ways, there are women helping other women economically. Whether they are in the smallest and remotest of villages or the big cities of the world, many of these women are unsung heroines, just as some of them are well known, but all of them deserve recognition because we know that when women flourish, societies flourish as well,” said Diane Morris, President of TIAW.

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