Laura Mattia, Ph.D., CFP®, MBA
Laura Mattia is a Sarasota fee-only financial advisor who specializes in women's issues. Her doctoral dissertation is on the financial literacy gender gap.
Few people have the unique combination of financial work and educational experience that Mattia has acquired. Her experience includes advanced financial degrees and certifications, and over 30 years of financial leadership experience as a CFO/controller for Fortune 500 companies, Wall Street firms, individuals preparing for retirement, and as a finance professor at Rutgers University.
Most importantly, Mattia is dedicated to inspiring women to become engaged in working with money and improving financial literacy for women as the radio show host of WoMEN with Laura Mattia and the author of a monthly finance column appearing in ABC News.com called Women’s Money Empowerment.
Mattia has received recognitions such as the Biz (941)’s Women of Influence in Sarasota, Florida, the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business and the Five Star Wealth Manager awards. She is a contributor to various publications and media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Investment News, Channel 12 and speaks for organizations and events of all sizes.
Laura's Community Service
She is a member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Pine View School Association Treasurer, a volunteer at the Sarasota Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC). Laura is a board member of the Sarasota FPA Suncoast Chapter, the Treasurer of the FPA of Florida and a host of the Women’s initiative of the FPA and the Certified Financial Planning Board. She is also on the planned giving board at Montclair State University. Prior community service includes working as a captain of the Morristown Soup Kitchen in Morristown NJ and providing pro-bono work through NAPFA, FPA and Junior Achievement.
Laura’s Inspiration and happiness
Laura is a mom of four children who inspire her every day. She is proud of her older boys who are now living their own amazing lives. She is further energized by the possibilities for her teenage girls. They are smart, engaged and powerful. They know they have the responsibility to take control over all aspects of their lives so that they can choose their own destiny. Laura is in heaven when she is working out at her oldest son’s Cross Fit gym with her husband and all four children. “There is nothing better than being with the people I love, working together to encourage and motivate our best selves, each on our own quest of the heroes journey!”