Helen M. Olson, Ph.D.


Helen M. Olson, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board and President, is a founding member of the Invest in Yourself Conference and is Founder and Founding Chairman of WISEsm, Women Investing in Education and Security®, a non profit foundation formed in 1999. She was the 1999 and 2000 Invest In Yourself Conference Chairman. Dr. Olson currently focuses on managing investments and on teaching and speaking. She is retired from a career in molecular biology and clinical chemistry having published extensively in those areas.

Dr. Olson is a founding member of a mid-county investment club and has assisted with the formation of two additional investment clubs in San Clemente. She is founding President of the San Clemente Sand Dollar investment Club. Dr. Olson is a director of the Orange County regional council of the National Association of Investor’s Corporation(NAIC), and teaches stock selection methods and analysis for the NAIC. In the past, Dr. Olson was honored as UCLA Graduate Woman of the Year and taught at UCLA. She serves as a volunteer and has presided over numerous organizations particularly in the educational community.