About $avvy

$avvy investigates the historical, cultural, and societal norms around women and money. With incisive humor and captivating honesty, $avvy questions why women often take a backseat to their finances and why it's so important now more than ever for women to take control of their financial futures. [79 min; documentary; English]

If you're a current IU student attending this event, the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology and the Office of Financial Wellness and Education will also be giving away four $200 scholarships! Just show up to the film and as you scan your ticket, a staff member from CEW&T or the Office of Financial Wellness and Education will ask if you want to enter. Winners will be announced after the Q&A and the scholarship will appear as a credit to your bursar account. NOTE: the drawing and scholarships are managed by CEW&T and the Office of Financial Wellness and Education only, not IU Cinema. For questions about the drawing, please contact Michelle Bartley-Taylor or Phil Schuman.

A Q&A with filmmaker Robin Hauser, Raven Newberry (National Endowment for Financial Education), Erin Depke (Center of Excellence for Women & Technology, IUB Women Rising), and Janessa Siegel (My Wealthy Wellness).

Robin Hauser is an award-winning director of documentary films at Finish Line Features. In 2015, her film CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and screened at The White House and caught the attention of the international tech industry and of policy makers around the world. Robin’s exploration into implicit gender and racial bias in artificial intelligence led her to present on the TED stage in December 2017. She also delivered a TEDx talk in 2019 on “The Likability Dilemma for Women Leaders.” Robin is a diplomat for the American Film Showcase and speaks about unconscious bias, the importance of diversity and inclusion, and on behalf of women’s rights at US Embassies, conferences, and corporate headquarters worldwide.

Raven Newberry, M.P.P., is the NEFE Institute’s managing director of Policy and Advocacy. Raven earned her master’s degree in public policy from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Kentucky. She holds an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) certification from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, and is an AmeriCorps Alum. Raven has served on the board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals of Denver and is an alumnus of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce leadership program, Impact Denver.

Janessa Siegel is an entrepreneur, author, and financial educator. While working in higher education, Janessa became the Director of Sponsorships of the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance and additionally focused on educating students on financial wellness and reducing financial stress through education, counseling, and support. Seeing a need for affordable and accessible financial wellness support, Janessa established her own business, My Wealthy Wellness LLC, in 2019. My Wealthy Wellness LLC is an organization created to improve individuals' quality of life through financial wellness education. Janessa earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2012 from the University of Louisville and her master's in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University in 2015.

Erin Depke leads the IUB Women Rising student alliance team at the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology. Together with her interns, they provide education on the gender pay equity gap through outreach and advocacy programming. As an undergraduate student studying Computer Science with a specialization in Data Science, she is passionate about providing women in technology equal opportunities in the field.

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Curated by Hayley Herzog and Phil Schuman of the IU Office of Financial Wellness and Education. This screening is co-sponsored by the Office of Financial Wellness and Education, Center of Excellence for Women & Technology, National Endowment for Financial Education, and IU Cinema.

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

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