Resources for Professionals

At Purse Strings, we are dedicated to educating women on money and finance, but we’re not alone in this mission!
In fact, here are some excellent resources that we wanted to share with you.

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Advisor Transition Services

Grier Rubeling is the owner/operator of Advisor Transition Services. She has a background in client services and operations and focuses her efforts on helping advisors transition. Whether they’re starting an RIA from scratch or moving a book of business to the RIA channel, she helps them understand the process, create a customized plan, and execute it with speed and efficiency. Her service and operations background allows her to serve as an ideal partner and liaison for advisors during a challenging time in their careers.

Grier L. Rubeling

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Beacon Partners

​We understand the responsibilities and challenges that entrepreneurs face every day: managing your business, serving your clients, and building a successful and collaborative team -- all of which can seem overwhelming, leaving you little time to focus on long-term growth.

Anchored with decades of financial services experience and professional training, we partner with you to help you achieve success. Our comprehensive and proprietary business consulting and coaching programs support you and your team. We have witnessed the positive impact of structured and streamlined consulting and coaching programs to support business growth. We know the value of staying on top of the latest technologies, investing in your team, and providing continuing education opportunities in order to run an efficient business.

Genevieve E. Thayer, EPC & Meg Hanington, EPC

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Cathy Sikorski, Esq.

Cathy Sikorski is a consulting and practicing attorney for over 30 years and limits her practice to Elder Law issues. She has been a significant caregiver for eight different family members and friends. This combination of legal and practical experience in aging and caregiving has made Cathy a sought-out speaker on these important issues.

With more than 30 years of law behind her, she provides critical legal information for our aging population and those who serve them. Her first book is a humorous memoir Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial (killer) Caregiver (HumorOutcasts Press 2015).

Her second book, Who Moved My Teeth? Preparing for Self, Loved Ones and Caregiving with practical and legal tips for caregivers and baby boomers debuted at #1 on Amazon (Corner Office Books 2016).

Cathy has done many keynotes and was recently the Keynote Speaker at the National Caregivers Conferences in Chicago and Philadelphia.
She has been featured on the Huffington Post, AARP, and is a SheSource expert for the Women’s Media Center (WMC) in Washington, D.C. Cathy serves on the Board of Directors of Nancy’s House, a nonprofit dedicated to respite care for caregivers. Sikorski is a contributing author for the website, and she can be seen on the West Chester Story Slam YouTube channel. Known as a “Thought Leader,” her work can be found in the Happiness Recipe Anthology: The Best of Year One. Sikorski maintains an active blog “You just have to Laugh…where Caregiving is Comedy…”

Cathy Sikorski

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Females & Finance

An international speaker on social and digital marketing strategies for financial services organizations, Sheryl Hickerson has worked with thousands of professionals to grow the presence of the financial services profession through online platforms.

In 2018, Sheryl started Females and Finance, a private online membership organization dedicated to fostering recruitment, training, and advancement of women in a financial service or financial technology role.

Membership today recently crested 2,900 professionals with no signs of letting up. After 30 years in financial services, Sheryl has dedicated her professional life to promoting better networking and diversity initiatives within her community.

Sheryl Hickerson

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Joy Loverde

Joy Loverde is a best-selling author, consultant, keynote speaker, and spokesperson for the mature-market industry. Her work has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show, NPR, and in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal among many others. For more information including helpful articles and videos, please visit her website:

Joy Loverde

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