Bank on Yourself: Why every woman should plan financially to be single even if she is not

Did you know that International Women’s Day had its first gathering in 1911?

For over 100 years we have been recognizing the social, cultural and political achievements of women. This day is about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action.

This year MoneySmart Manitoba is joining in the celebration of International Women’s Day with an exciting book launch event that will shine a light on issues specific to women managing their money. This often overlooked topic is of the utmost importance to everyone, but especially to single women! Here’s why:

  • 90% of women handle their own finances at some point due to divorce, death of a spouse/partner or choosing to remain single.
  • The number of single-person households has more than doubled in the past 35 years.
  • Single women are one of the most financially vulnerable groups.
  • We are all living longer and women tend to outlive men.

Please join us as we hear what co-authors Leslie McCormick and Ardelle Harrison have to share about managing your money solo.

Let’s come together to share our common experiences, work together, learn from one another and set a course of action. Together we can manage!

Those in attendance will receive a free copy of McCormick’s and Harrison’s book, Bank on Yourself: Why every woman should plan financially to be single even if she is not. Don’t forget to register to reserve your seat.

Ardelle Harrison
Leslie McCormick


Event Information


March 8, 2020
(International Women’s Day)


McNally Robinson Booksellers

Grant Park Mall | 1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3M 2A6


2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Event MC:

Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham

(CJOB Radio hosts)


Leslie McCormick & Ardelle Harrison