Women Business Group in Marin

Marin Women at Work

Women Supporting Women Our goal at Marin Women at Work is to bring like-minded women together to encourage and support one another by sharing our visions, knowledge and best business practices.

Marin Women at Work (MWAW) is a network of professional and dynamic female entrepreneurs who are achieving their business goals through collaboration, drive and inspiration. A “girlfriends” approach to building businesses.

Everyone is Welcome!
We are not single business exclusive and we welcome employee based businesses as well as solopreneurs, independent contractors and retailers. Through creative action networking and research Marin Women at Work is driven to connect all of our members to the growing opportunities for entrepreneurial women.


Upcoming Events

Monday Jan. 28th 9:30-10:30am LJ's Deli 4380 Redwood HWY Ste. B-15 San Rafael

FREE! Monthly strategizing/Sorry MWAW members only

This will be an opportunity for MWAW members to share business ideas, ask questions, be accountable...sometimes as business owners we get "stuck" this is a way to discuss and work thru any ideas, strategies, business plans etc. 

Please RSVP to karen at collaborate@marinwomenatwork.com

Wednesday Feb. 13th 11:45-1:00 MWAW Monthly Networking Luncheon

Northgate Mall Conference Room San Rafael (enter at the food court entrance, go right before Subway, take the elevator to the second floor)

Purchase lunch tickets

Monday Feb. 25th 9:30-10:30am LJ's Deli 4380 Redwood HWY Ste. B-15 San Rafael

FREE! Monthly strategizing/Sorry MWAW members only


Please welcome new members:

Sandi Farney/Mt. Tam Laser and Skin Care
Kaity Galvez/LJ's Deli
Stacey Lapuk/Indigo Interiors
Deena Vaughn/Independent Solar Broker
Diane Watson/Solar Craft

Thank you to renewing members:
Jayne Brodie/Rodan & Fields
Mendy Calegari/Roto Rooter Plumbing
Mary Jo LaFaye/Retirement Funding Solutions
Sandra Luna/Zephyr Real Estate
Barbara Monty/Monty White LLC
Barbara Sobel/Babara Sobel Nutrition
Lisa Trustin/Trustin Vocational Consulting

For more information regarding joining Marin Women at Work or event information please contact
Karen Kilian

Feature Member

Mary Jo Lafaye | Retirement Funding Solutions

Mary Jo Lafaye
Retirement Funding Solutions

Mary Jo Lafaye is a licensed Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Specialist with Retirement Funding Solutions. Prior to her current position, Mary Jo accumulated 12 years in the reverse mortgage field, including seven years with Security One Lending and five years with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. During this time she earned numerous awards, including Wells Fargo Leader’s Club Member with highest customer service scores. She was chosen to train Private Bankers and Wealth Management Advisors on the most effective ways to employ this repayment-deferred line of credit as a retirement planning and cash-flow management tool to create more sustainable income throughout retirement. Mary Jo is well-known as a trusted resource for retirees – she has taught HECM concepts to real estate finance students at the College of San Mateo and to those seeking their SRES designation. She has participated in panel discussions and delivered hundreds of seminars and talks to groups ranging from the Retired Firemen’s Association, Kaiser Permanente, Rotary Club, CPA Discussion Groups, CalCPA, SILVAR, SAMCAR, FPA, MAR, NorBAR, NAPFA, PFAC, Marin County Bar Association and many more. Mary Jo enjoys educating and working with mature homeowners, their families and their trusted advisors to secure long-term sustainable retirement solutions. She is also certified to offer complimentary one and two hour Continuing Education (CE) classes for CFPs, CPAs, and Realtors. Originally from Houston, Texas, Mary Jo has made the West Coast her home for over 25 years. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, yoga, cooking, and traveling with her children. She is also conversational in Spanish, having traveled extensively throughout Mexico. Through donations for each funded loan, Mary Jo supports OxFam International (www.oxfam.org/en/donate) and OxFam America (www.oxfamamerica.org/explore/about-oxfam) in their mission to create a just world without poverty; she is proud to serve locally as a board member for www.LilyPadHomes.org.

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