Sharon Lechter, Co-Author of Best-selling Rich Dad Series Serves as Keynote Speaker During Uganda's 6th Annual Financial Literacy Week

Top Quote International best-selling author, entrepreneur, advocate and speaker, Sharon Lechter, will serve as a keynote speaker for the Sixth annual Financial Literacy Week in Kampala, Uganda, to be held from September 28th through October 1st, 2011. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 23, 2011 - Scottsdale, AZ -- A passionate advocate of financial education, Lechter has focused her efforts on developing tools to inspire families and children to create security and build wealth. As founder of Pay Yourself First, LLC, ( ) and co-founder and former CEO of the Rich Dad Company, Lechter's earned continued acclaim for her work. She co-authored the popular Rich Dad Poor Dad series; and most recently, in conjunction with the Napoleon Hill Foundation, released two new books in the Think and Grow Rich series: Three Feet from Gold and Outwitting the Devil.

    Uganda's Financial Literacy Week is an annual event tasked with creating public awareness regarding finances. The mission includes promoting financial discipline such as saving and investing. The ultimate goal is to eradicate the cycle of poverty, ensuring sustainable intergenerational wealth and financial freedom.

    "It doesn't matter what language they speak, or what currency they use, parents everywhere want their children to succeed. The need for financial literacy is a global issue and I applaud Uganda for leading the charge in providing financial education to its young people. It is an honor and a privilege to participate in the Sixth Annual Financial Literacy Week," said Lechter.

    This year organizers plan to target a variety of public service professionals including teachers, nurses, students, uniformed officers, and women groups, and will conclude with a breakfast Saturday for business leaders and diplomats.

    Martin D. Muhwezi, Managing Director of the Investors Club, LTD. in Kampala, said, "Financial Literacy is the ability to make informed judgments and effective decisions regarding the use and management of money. It is a life skill that every income earner or potential income earner needs to achieve their financial goals, and live a financially comfortable life."

    Welcoming Lechter with enthusiasm, Muhwezi said, "We plan to launch Financial Literacy clubs in high schools here in Uganda next year, and want to partner with Sharon to donate materials we can use to teach African youth and children the principles of money management."

    Lechter will share the podium with her husband, Michael Lechter, a leading intellectual property U.S. attorney, certified licensing professional and university professor and best-selling author, who served as an advisor to the original Rich Dad series.

    Formerly a partner in the international law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, Michael is an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University, and a lecturer at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Together with Sharon, the two own a number of small businesses, including the acclaimed Cherry Creek Lodge ( ).

    Upon return from Uganda, Lechter will continue to dedicate herself to promoting the message of empowered personal success outlined in, Outwitting the Devil.

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