Invest in Yourself: Announcing Warren Buffett

Great things come to those who wait, and now it’s finally time to discover the closing guest for the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience on June 16.

Raftr is thrilled to announce that Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, will round out a guest list that includes Arianna Huffington, Nadia Rawlinson, Lorna Borenstein and more. In the closing session of the event, Mr. Buffett will be joined by Raftr Founder and CEO Sue Decker for a conversation on financial well-being.

About the Event

Invest in Yourself will offer a combination of internationally-known speakers, interactive workshops, purposeful breaks, giveaways, and fun in a 1-day virtual experience unlike anything else in higher education. Connect with other higher ed professionals and learn techniques for practicing self-care, improving well-being, developing resilience, and implementing these strategies in the workplace.

The Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience is designed to promote mental, physical and financial well-being specifically for professionals working in higher education, will feature live sessions with a focus on staff self-care to promote heightened morale on college and university campuses worldwide.

Learn from industry experts about self-care and well-being in the workplace with these sessions and speakers:

  • Financial Well-Being: Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway)
  • Personal Well-Being: Arianna Huffington (Thrive Global)
  • Resilience at Work: Nadia Rawlinson (Slack)
  • The Business Case for Caring: Lorna Borenstein (Grokker)
  • Stress Reduction: Paul Osincup

Join us June 16 for this unique experience unlike anything else in higher education!

About Warren Buffett

Mr. Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on August 30, 1930. His family operated a grocery store in Omaha for 100 years (1869-1969). His father ran an investment firm and also served as a member of Congress for four terms.

Mr. Buffett is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a holding company controlled by him since 1965. Berkshire Hathaway has 89 operating businesses, with its largest sources of earnings arising from insurance and the BNSF railroad. Berkshire Hathaway has revenues of $254 billion and is number 5 on Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Mr. Buffett started out as an investment salesman and securities analyst, and early in his career, he created his own investment partnership. If an investor had put $10,000 in Buffett Partnership Ltd. when it was formed in 1956 and continued that investment in Berkshire Hathaway, he would now have shares worth about $1 billion. Mr. Buffett has pledged that all of his shares in Berkshire Hathaway – about 99% of his net worth – will be given to philanthropic endeavors. Along with Bill and Melinda Gates, Mr. Buffett is a co-founder of The Giving Pledge that encourages wealthy Americans to devote at least 50% of their net worth to philanthropy.

Mr. Buffett attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C., Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, and in 1950 received his B.S. from the University of Nebraska. He earned his M.S. in Economics from Columbia University in 1951. Mr. Buffett was married to Susan T. Buffett until her death in 2004. They had three children: Susan, Howard and Peter. In 2006 he married Astrid Menks.