Our guest in this episode of Money Tales is Barbara Pierce. Among other things, Barbara is an avid lottery player. She and her husband have already achieved the financial success they need to make their dreams come true. So, the lottery playing isn’t about her — it’s about playing against the odds to help enrich others. Barbara’s strategy is to buy tickets in areas where the winnings would make a material positive difference to the vendor. And her plans for the jackpot are focused on funding a foundation that would help Barbara give away even more financial resources to the causes she cares most about. This activity is indicative of the purpose-driven person that Barbara is.
Barbara is the founder of Women with Capital, a pitch-free learning community for women with wealth, who are interested in making social change through investing and philanthropy. Through Women with Capital, she is dedicated to educating, supporting and inspiring women to invest in alignment with their values and vision.
As an angel investor focused on female-founded companies, Barbara is a member of Pipeline Angels, Portfolia and the Angel Capital Association. She is a proud member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), the Women Donors Network and SheEO, and she serves on the REDF Advisory Council.
Barbara is also the founder of Transformative Giving and has 25 years of expertise in major and planned giving, with a focus on facilitating partnerships between top philanthropists.
As a cum laude graduate of Wellesley College, Barbara received her M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis on human rights.
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