June 10, 2024

Empowering Women through Financial Education

Chelsea Wilsey, Director of Business Development
Bye-bye, Finance Bro - Now it’s the Girl-Boss era!

The world of finances is often depicted as dominated by financially advantaged men in flashy suits. As the viral lyrics circulating so eloquently go: “I’m looking for a man in finance, Trust fund, 6'5", blue eyes…” While this over-played troupe makes a catchy tune, we think that it’s time to overhaul that image. Bye-bye, Finance Bro - Now it’s the Girl-Boss era!

So, how can we continue to fuel this equality-revolution? The answer is to support education! No matter what age you are, or what path in life you are walking, it is never too late to harness the power of financial education to foster independence, confidence, and long- term financial security.

First things first, it’s important to master the basics. Budgeting, saving and investing are great places to start. Luckily, there are many online resources to help explain these important foundational concepts! And remember - you’re never too young to start learning about finances. Going over the basics can be a great idea for parent-child bonding.

This leads us to another important point: Navigating major life transitions and gender- based obstacles. Women often face more obstacles in finance and career than men. From motherhood to the infamous gender pay-gap, women have to be dynamic to navigate everything life throws their way and handle all the roles assigned to them. The good news is that proper planning and the confidence that creates can help you become an advocate for yourself and others, and can ensure that you can take on all the milestones you’d like to achieve in life - both personal and professional!

Finally, the importance of empowerment through mentorship and support systems cannot be understated. For adults, mentorship can be an incredible way to empower the women around you. If you are in a position to help support someone looking to transition to financial independence or work their way into a new field, taking them under your wing can help pave the way for greater success and diversity. If you are looking to transition yourself, asking for help from folks further down the road than you can help you learn and grow. Supporting the young women in your life so that they learn the importance of financial independence and responsibility can make all the difference for them as they grow and enter the adult world.

These are just some of the ways we can help empower women through financial education. Ultimately, this empowerment not only benefits individuals, but also contributes to greater economic stability and gender equality in society. As a woman-owned and operated business ourselves, we fully believe that this path of financial empowerment is key to creating an inclusive future for everyone. We say it’s time for the girl boss to shine!

If you are interested in taking control of your financial future, feel free to read more Upbeat Blogs to familiarize yourself with important financial topics and hacks. To take things to the next level, feel free to schedule a call with our enthusiastic team to see how we can help you get the tools and knowledge you need to make confident decisions about your financial wellbeing.