The American Society of Women Accountants Educational Foundation conducted its first Web-based training seminar for 70 members this week. The seminar, titled “Bringing Financial Literacy to Your Community,” provided instruction on community-based financial literacy programs and was moderated by Denise Probert and featured panelists Beverly Anderson and Melody B. King.

Probert explained the logistics of using the FDIC Money Smart curriculum in a money management and financial decision-making educational program. Anderson and King discussed bringing the program to the Family Violence Center in Springfield, Mo., And the Jackson-Feild Home for Girls in Richmond, Va., respectively.

“We used real-world examples with the girls,” King said during the seminar. “When you have money in your pocket, how much do you save, and how much do you spend on that new purse you like?”

The ASWA Educational Foundation said they will continue to conduct these training sessions at regional conferences and in web-based format, with a goal to train 355 members to “go back to their communities and conduct financial literacy education for 1,400 individuals this year.”

To learn more about the foundation, established by the ASWA in 2004 to advance financial literacy, scholarship and life skills through mentoring and outreach, visit