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Upcoming Events

Join Doris at one of her events, listed below, to help you grow your financial confidence. Get the support, answers, and guidance you need to thrive!

If there’s a particular topic you’d like Doris to address in one her monthly meetings, send her an email: 


September 25, 2018 - Women's Money Group Meeting

Investing: Understanding the Factors that Affect Your Returns

Ottawa - Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

Sep 25, 2018 | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Ladies, are you frustrated by investing? Do you sometimes wonder why your funds aren't doing well?

How is it that some people manage such great returns while you struggle to make your money grow?

In this month's Women's Money Group meetup, we will help you understand what affects your results and how to set yourself up to succeed with your investments.

Here are just some of the topics we'll cover:

  • What's the difference between buying stocks versus mutual funds?
  • How does compound interest work?
  • How do you deal with risk, and how does risk work anyway?
  • What does asset allocation mean and why does it matter?
  • What does research have to say about which investments to choose?
  • How important are fees? Do they have an impact?
  • What fees am I paying anyway?

This is such an important topic, with significant consequences for women, that we will continue to address it over several meetings. This month, we'll do a deep dive into the factors that affect your returns and what you can do to improve your results.

Through an interactive, case-based approach, you'll learn what research has to say about the various factors involved in investing.

My main mission with this ongoing series on investing is to grow both your understanding and your confidence.

Why? Because a lack of confidence is hurting women's willingness to grow their wealth, according to research from the U.S. and my own research project.

As part of the September 25th event, you will also have complimentary access to a webinar on October 16th to follow up on your progress. There's a community of like-minded women who are here to support you. Those who are WMG members will have access to me for additional Q&A's through the closed Facebook group.

If you're concerned or embarrassed about the thought that you'll have to disclose personal information, you can rest easy. This is a safe zone where you participate only if you choose to. If you'd prefer to sit quietly and simply absorb the discussions, that's perfectly fine.

If you're new to Women's Money Group, you can attend your first meeting for free. If you've already been to one meeting, you need to reserve a seat through this page and you'll also need to get a membership through my website at You can select a monthly membership for $39/month plus tax, or an annual membership for $347 plus tax. The website lists the many perks included in each membership.

If you are a member, access to the meeting is included in your membership. You just need to reserve a seat through the link below.

Here are some of the benefits of participating in our monthly meetings:


  • Finally get past your blocks, create a system that works, and achieve your goals with our help.
  • Ask whatever you like in our women-only safe zone.
  • Get evidence-based answers you can trust, not a sales pitch.
  • Hands-on experience through case-based learning.
  • You’ll get support and follow up after the meeting.

Here's what one member has to say about the meetings: "I loved your class last night. It makes me feel like it's possible for me to understand this stuff in time. Your group is great for me as I need external motivation to learn it. I wouldn't pick up a book on the topic but your class makes it very interesting. You are a very engaging speaker."

Seats are limited, so be sure to book your spot today! Members, if you bring a guest, your name will be entered in a draw to win a copy of my book, Protect Your Purse. Please note that guests need to register separately under their own name.

To help us to continue to offer the first meeting for free, kindly advise us at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend.

See you on September 25th!


How to Invest and Grow Your Money (Women-Only Event)

Ottawa - Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

Sep 29, 2018 | 9:00am-5:00pm

Women everywhere say the same thing when it comes to investing: They don’t feel confident and they’re afraid of losing money.

Some have had bad experiences with financial advisors and they feel that everyone, from bankers to advisors, seems to have a vested interest in what they recommend.

They don't know who to trust. So they play it safe, if they invest at all. Or they keep saying that they'll get to it whenever they figure it out, some day, later.

Well all know that later never comes.

By avoiding investing, unfortunately, women harm their financial future as well as their ability to create good options for themselves. Their retirement is full of question marks, and heaven forbid that an unforeseen trauma should occur.

In the book Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It, we learn that on average, women have less than 50% of the wealth that men have. This has an impact on our ability to thrive when faced with adversity – loss of job, health issues, change in marital status, and so on.

One of the biggest obstacles to developing our net worth is the fact that we tend to delegate investing and larger financial decisions to the men in our lives on the mistaken belief that they'll do a better job. In fact, the data clearly show that when women get down to investing, they do as good a job as men, or better.

The best way to create great options for ourselves is by growing our net worth. One of the ways to do that is to make our money work for us by investing and growing it.

What if you could turn your money into your employee and make it work for you? What if you also learned that it's not that difficult?

In this day-long workshop, Doris Belland, host of the Women's Money Group, financial literacy educator, and investor, tackles the issue of investing for women. She will help you learn the fundamentals of investing and grow your confidence so that you can take charge of your money.

Topics to be covered in this hands-on workshop include:

  • How your mindset and money story influence your financial decisions, based on research.
  • The terminology of investing: What on earth do those terms mean?
  • Risk: What is it and how does it work?
  • Are safe investments really safe?
  • How to start investing.
  • Comparing different investments – their relative strengths and risks.
  • Which factors matter, according to research?
  • Outlining different investments strategies. What works, and when?
  • Should you use a financial advisor? If so, what should you look for?
  • How tax considerations affect investment choices.

Some of the benefits of attending our workshops include:

  • Women-only safe zone: Ask any question you like, without intimidation.
  • Get evidence-based answers you can trust, not a sales pitch.
  • Hands-on experience through case-based learning.

Participants will leave with a completed workbook and an invitation to a follow-up webinar for Q&A's after the workshop. They will also have access to a closed Facebook Group for continued support.

Coffee, tea, and healthy snacks will be provided throughout the day. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 12 pm - 1 pm. The doors will open at 8:30 am for registration and the workshop will begin at 9 am.

Women's Money Group members enjoy a 20% discount. To become a WMG member, click here.

The number of seats is capped at 25 to allow for deeper discussions and attention to individual attendees' questions. Reserve your spot today to avoid disappointment!

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