Margaret May Damen CFP®, CLU, ChFC, CDFA
Founder and CEO of The Institute For Women and Wealth
To nurture and empower women to fulfill abundantly their wealth legacy

“Wow, She’s great! Wonderful, refreshing, thought provoking and inspiring.”

Margaret May Damen is a charismatic speaker, author, and dynamic seminar leader. Her warm and engaging style gives audiences a refreshing yet practical vision of how to live and leave a legacy unique to their passion and purpose to make a difference in the world. She is co-author of Women, Wealth & Giving: The Virtuous Legacy of the Boom Generation, and a frequent and popular national keynote speaker and consultant.

Her focus on women’s financial and philanthropic issues began in 1990 with the publication of her book, Money$ense for Women. Today, her renowned workshop series, “The Life You Live is the Legacy You Leave,” and “You are the Pebble in The Pond” inspire and empower women and men to identify and embrace their psychological and emotional essence that enables them to excel in meaningful individual and family philanthropic giving by using tools from the 10 Steps to Living the Three Principles of Abundance. ™

Her 35 year career in education, finance, and philanthropy started as an Associate Vice President for Development at Boston University and continued as public relations director for New England Conservatory of Music and Executive Director of Arts/Boston., and included 18-years as a Senior Financial Advisor with American Express Financial Advisors. She is Past President of the Treasure Coast Planned Giving Council, and serves on the national board of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, PPP (formerly the National Committee on Planned Giving, NCPG). She has presented at national AFP, AHP and NCPG venues.

Damen holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree from Boston University where she is a member of the National Alumni Council Board. She is listed in “Who’s Who in Finance in America,” a recipient of the Boca Raton, Florida Chapter Brandeis Women of the Year award, and the Executive Women of the Palm Beach’s Leadership Award. She is a flutist and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity.

Audiences around the country find that Margaret May Damen’s talent and ability to speak from the heart combined with her financial and philanthropic experience; allows them to unlock “their wealth within,” connect with their values, live a purposeful life and leave a meaningful legacy. For more information on her availability for workshop, consulting or speaking engagements go to or