Ramat Oyetunji ’01, ’05 MBA leads investment strategies workshop at UMaine

University of Maine alumna, financial adviser and author Ramat Oyetunji ’01, ’05 MBA returned to campus in March to present a workshop on retirement plans and investment strategies.

Founder and CEO of The FI Woman, a registered investment advising firm, Oyetunji has a mission to make financial and investment advice affordable and accessible.

She says she was delighted to share real-world information with students and faculty from MBS, as well as from other colleges and departments.

“I found the dialogue invigorating and I came away with new ideas about engaging students, young adults and others to help them plan for financial success,” says Oyetunji, who lives in Pennsylvania and regularly presents workshops to colleges, organizations and other groups on a range of financial topics.

A Lean Six Sigma consultant for Capital Projects at Merck with nearly 20 years of experience in the stock market, Oyetunji is the author of “Fifty Shades of Green: A Stock Market Guide for the Financially Independent-minded Woman,” published in 2015. She was a licensed financial adviser at Edward Jones and served in various roles in companies, including Georgia Pacific and Procter & Gamble. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UMaine in 2001.

“It was great being back on campus, and I got a very warm reception from Dean Ivan Manev and other faculty members,” she says. “It was inspiring to see the changes and growth that MBS — and the university as a whole — has undergone.”