Women & Money: The Shit We Don't Talk About!

Barbara Provost & Maggie Nielsen

"We will never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth." - Gloria Steinem. On this podcast, we're going to call out those ways that women are consistently left behind financially. But most importantly, how women can help themselves. Join hosts Barbara Provost & Maggie Nielsen as they help you navigate the ins and outs of financial independence so that you can be financially fearless. They'll connect you with helpful resources and compelling stories from women all across the country. Whether it's buying a house, preparing for retirement, dealing with divorce, there won't be a single question off the table. Maggie is a partner and Barbara is the founder of Purse Strings, a two-part model that's all about providing women the tools and resources they need to help them learn and understand what they need to know to make good financial decisions. And they help connect women with attorneys, financial planners, realtors, and many other financial professionals who have the expertise and desire to serve the female market. Women & Money: The Shit We Don't Talk About can be your place for tools, resources, education and a place to ask the important questions on your mind (or even better, the - you know - you aren't talking about). Find out more about Purse Strings by visiting https://pursestrings.co/ and we can't wait to connect with you on the podcast! read less

Ep 27: Why Women Need a Legacy Plan
2d ago
Ep 27: Why Women Need a Legacy Plan
Legacy planning might be one of the most overlooked aspects of securing your family’s future and the stats back that up. Only 33% of US adults have estate planning documents in place, and while there might be many reasons why it gets put off, we want to try and change that. That’s why we’ve invited Ladies in Law onto the show. Jazzy Rippy and Ameena Sheikh are the two powerhouse women behind the company, and they are one of our favorite Purse Strings-approved professionals because our missions are very much aligned. We’ll use this episode to discuss the importance of having an estate plan in place and why it’s much more accessible than many people think. Financial planning is the key to having a successful retirement and estate planning is the key to creating generational wealth. Ladies in Law work with women to create a process that is affordable, efficient and maintainable no matter what changes in your life. If you’re looking for a place to start, go ahead and schedule a free consultation. It only takes 30 minutes of your time and can be done entirely virtually.Here’s some of what you’ll learn on this episode:·      Meet the two people behind Ladies in Law. (1:57)·      What it takes to set up your legacy plan. (4:11)·      Can you use online services to take care of this? (8:05)·      Horror stories that will make your rethink not having a plan. (10:48)·      Some final thoughts and recommendations from our guests. (18:24)Learn more about our guests: https://pursestrings.co/professional/ladies-in-law/Join the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 26: Improving Your Financial Fitness with Tracy Bissett
Jan 12 2023
Ep 26: Improving Your Financial Fitness with Tracy Bissett
A new year means new goals and who doesn’t want to get fit? Today’s guest is a Purse Strings-approved professional and super-smart business coach who will help improve your financial fitness in 2023. Tracy Bissett is the Chief Financial Fitness Trainer of Bissett Financial Fitness Inc, a full-time professor at Centennial College, and host of the Young Money Podcast. In each of these roles, Tracy educates and empowers individuals and entrepreneurs to take control of their financial lives. It’s never easy to make yourself vulnerable and open up about your shortcomings, but letting go of that worry and focusing on your financial fitness this year might make all the difference in your personal and professional life. In this episode, we’ll spend time diving into the areas where people often need the most help with money and share some action steps you can take now to take control of your finances. Plus, she’ll share a couple of awesome success stories she’s seen during her career. Here’s some of what you’ll learn on this episode:·      Background on Tracy, her relationship with money, and why she started this business.  (2:05)·      What does a business coach actually do? (4:12)·      When should you hire a business coach? Is there a best time to do it? (5:47)·      Tracy shares a couple success stories about clients that have knocked it out of the park. (12:03)·      It’s okay to feel vulnerable when it comes to being honest about your financials. (15:59)·      Two things Tracy thinks you should focus on this year. (22:47)Resources:Learn about our guest:www.bissettfinancialfitness.comhttps://www.bissettfinancialfitness.com/Get the Divorce Money Guide: https://www.fraudcoach.com/a/2147518094/Qd3HXent Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 23: The Divorce Money Guide with Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF®, MAFF®
Nov 22 2022
Ep 23: The Divorce Money Guide with Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF®, MAFF®
Today’s guest is Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF®, MAFF®. Tracy is a Forensic Accountant, Fraud Investigator, and creator of the Divorce Money Guide. The Divorce Money Guide is an online 10-step handbook for those in the process of divorce who suspect their spouse has misused money.In this episode, Tracy shares the intriguing world of Forensic Accounting with us, from cases she has cracked, to suggestions for those that may need guidance in this area and cannot afford it. Listen to learn ways you can stay in the loop with your finances, even if you are not in control of them, and what you can look for if you suspect there has been misuse.We will explore the following and much more: ·       What a Forensic Accountant and Fraud Investigator does. (1:44)·       What financial abuse looks like and how to discover if it is happening to you. (5:47)·       A story Tracy shares about discovering her client’s husband’s mistress by reviewing their bank statements. (16:36)Resources:Learn more about our guest: https://pursestrings.co/professional/tracy-coenen-cpa-cffGet the Divorce Money Guide: https://www.fraudcoach.com/a/2147518094/Qd3HXent Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 19: Everything You Should Know about Student Loans
Sep 22 2022
Ep 19: Everything You Should Know about Student Loans
Student loans are a hot topic as the Student Relief Program is rolling out. Millions of people will be impacted by this decision, but the process is not as simple as you might think.Today we have Melissa Cox, CFP ® with us to share her knowledge about student loans. Melissa brings 17 years of financial planning experience to her clients and takes a holistic approach to her planning practice, encompassing all aspects of the family’s finances to create a detailed financial plan.Listen and learn as we discuss the necessary steps and resources you may need if you have student loan debt.We will explore the following and much more: ·       If you are going to utilize the Student Relief Program, these are the steps you should take. (3:18)·       Is the Parent Plus Loan a good option for taking on student loans? (7:36)·       Should there be limits to how much a person can borrow on student loans? (12:00)·       Here are some tips for those carrying student loan debt. (21:54)Today’s Sponsor: IDFAResources:Learn more about our guest:  https://www.fettermaninvestments.com/Student Aid Resource:  https://studentaid.gov/Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 18: How an App Could Help You Pay Student Loans Faster
Sep 8 2022
Ep 18: How an App Could Help You Pay Student Loans Faster
On today’s show, our guests are Nick and Dan Stelmach, founders of the ChangED app. Nick and Dan pitched their app on Shark Tank and landed a deal with Mark Cuban. ChangED Focuses on educating people with student loans and making their repayment process effective and pain-free.Nick and Dan teach the different ways ChangED helps people save money and take control of their debt, including an option for friends, family, or anyone really, to contribute payments to their loans.In today’s episode, we dive into how people get buried in their student loan debt, how women tend to carry more student loans than men, and what solutions are available to pay off student loans more efficiently. We will explore the following and much more: ·      Learn about how women statistically carry more student debt than men. (1:29)·      How Maggie left community college with an MBA and 70K in student debt. (7:15)·      The problems with the costs of college and how it could affect your future. (8:16)·      Their experience on Shark Tank. (11:00)·      How the ChangED app educates people in financial literacy. (23:15)Resources:Download the ChangED app here: https://changed.app.link/PurseStrings Learn more about Nick, Dan, and ChangED:https://www.instagram.com/changedapp/https://www.facebook.com/changedappFind a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 17: Life Insurance for Stay at Home Moms with Dina Mabry
Aug 25 2022
Ep 17: Life Insurance for Stay at Home Moms with Dina Mabry
On today’s show, our guest is Dina Mabry with BGA Premier Insurance. She is the queen of all things life insurance for stay-at-home moms. Many homemakers underestimate the necessity of life insurance when the reality is, it couldn’t be more important!Dina sheds light on the true value of being a homemaker and the many jobs it entails. You may be surprised to learn the value insurance providers place on homemakers and how the missed opportunity of insuring yourself could potentially hurt your family.Unfortunately, too many people wait until later in life to get coverage when it is more affordable when you are younger. Join us on today’s show as we go over everything you need to know about life insurance and ways you can start creating a safety net for your family before it’s too late. We will explore the following and much more: ·      Why you should get life insurance, even if you don’t earn money. (4:20)·      Learn about calculating the worth of a homemaker and layering insurance policies. (5:31) ·      What paperwork do you need to collect life insurance in the case of a death? (12:00)·      Did you know that not everyone can get life insurance? Here is why you need to apply now. (16:00) Resources:More about Dina's work: https://pursestrings.co/professional/dina-mabry/Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 16: Empowering Stay at Home Mothers with Stephanie McCullough
Aug 11 2022
Ep 16: Empowering Stay at Home Mothers with Stephanie McCullough
On today’s show, our guest is Stephanie McCullough the founder and financial planner with Sophia Financial. She has been named one of the top advisors on Investopedia for the second year in a row and today we’re going to focus on stay at homes moms. Just because your household has one financial earner, doesn’t mean you do not get input in the financial decisions. Through twenty-five years of experience, Stephanie has encountered women delegating financial decisions to their partner, or they were treated badly by an advisor, or they ignored their financial power altogether. Now, she’s on a mission to serve the female market more efficiently. Unfortunately, our culture seems to only value monetary gains, and stay-at-home mothers have been systematically disadvantaged when it comes to financial planning. Caregivers are caregivers often for a financial decision to save money. Join us on today’s show as we break down this topic and discuss how women can stand up for themselves when it comes to their financial plans.  We will explore the following and much more: ·       Sometimes stay-at-home mothers feel like they don’t have a say in the financial decisions. (7:01)·       Starting the conversation by budgeting your finances. (12:19) ·       Financial opportunities you should be aware of when leaving the workforce. (13:42)·       Why it’s so important for stay-at-home moms to have life insurance. (17:26) Resources:More about Stephanie's work: https://pursestrings.co/professional/stephanie-mccullough/ Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 15: Knowing Your Finances in Marriage and Divorce with Michelle Lawless
Jul 28 2022
Ep 15: Knowing Your Finances in Marriage and Divorce with Michelle Lawless
On today’s episode, Michelle Lawless, an experienced litigator in the field of family law joins us to explain how she is helping women through divorce. She enjoys helping people navigate divorce outside of the courtroom, giving them a customized approach to divorce, and finding an agreement between parties in this tough situation. With every consultation, Michelle breaks down the issues people will face through a divorce legally and financially. Divorce is state-based and the law is a bit different depending on where you are. For Michelle, she focuses on property settlements, spousal support, and children support. The biggest hurdle she sees women face is when they know very little or perhaps nothing about the finances of their marriage. It’s common for one spouse to take lead in the financial planning, but if you are unaware of your finances, it can make divorce a lot more difficult. Investigating and educating becomes a big part of Michelle’s role in these cases.  We also will discuss: ·       How Michelle works with clients that aren’t knowledgeable about their finances. ·       Some client stories and the issues women face financially when facing divorce. ·       Recommendations on becoming more educated about your finances. Listen to the full podcast or use the timestamps below to jump to a specific section. 1:44 – A bit about Michelle 3:06 – How do you address finances?5:07 – What are the most common mistakes women make?7:03 – Do you have to walk clients through this information?10:55 – What happens once you do the investigations?17:05 – How often are people surprised?19:48 – How do you recommend people become more educated?26:58 – Keeping things organized and knowing passwords 30:20 – Last pieces of advice Resources:More about Michelle's work: https://www.malfamilylaw.com/About Today's Sponsor: https://institutedfa.com/about-idfa/Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 14: Overcoming Obstacles and Challenging Divorces with Lora Georgieva
Jul 14 2022
Ep 14: Overcoming Obstacles and Challenging Divorces with Lora Georgieva
Joining us today is Lora Georgieva, one of our certified Purse Strings professionals. As a college planning professional and the founder of Destination College, Lora knows firsthand the ways women are impacted by financial barriers. She will share her harrowing divorce experience, the lessons she learned (financial and otherwise), and much more on today’s show. Lora immigrated to the United States in 2003, with the ambition to provide for herself and her children. She started working in a bank and eventually became a financial advisor when her husband served her with divorce paperwork. In April of 2009, her divorce battle began, where she ended up learning family law in order to advocate for herself and her children. For three years, Lora battled inside the courtroom and to an eventual trial over her and her ex-husband's finances. From visitations, college expenses, child support, and much more Lora saw the reality that many women face when they go through a divorce. Now, she’s dedicated to telling her story and protecting women from the same hardships she had to endure through her own divorce. We also will discuss: ·       The three-year-long divorce and trial Lora withstood ·       Overcoming the loss of her house and starting her own business ·       How she helps people attain education and career goals More about Lora: https://www.destination-college.org/ Listen to the full podcast or use the timestamps below to jump to a specific section. 0:51 – Background on Lora’s story  4:38 – How did you learn about family law?6:35 – Was trial over the money or the children?8:39 – How Lora lost her house 13:53 – Helping people reach education and success 16:35 – About the woman who wanted to go to medical school 17:13 – What is your long-term goal?17:47 – What have you learned throughout your divorce? 20:18 – Thank you for joining us! Resources:Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 13: Empowering Women to Get into Financial Services with Robyn Crane
Jun 23 2022
Ep 13: Empowering Women to Get into Financial Services with Robyn Crane
80% of women leave their financial advisor if they become widowed. Why is this? For many women, the industry is not a welcoming place. On today’s episode, our guest, Robyn Crane, will be discussing why we need to have more women in the financial service industry and the importance of women in this field. Robyn is a highly recognized business growth expert and speaker, training women to make impacts in their professions. Robyn was a financial advisor for ten years and she entered the field wanting to help people align their values with their finances. But starting off in the industry Robyn knew she wanted to be a change maker. The sales process in financial services can often feel abrasive and pushy and she’s working to change that, to make women more comfortable in this industry as professionals and clients. Robyn started to approach sales in a different way. As opposed to just pushing sales she began to understand the needs of her clients and how she could better serve them and their values. Today, Robyn will break down her journey and the ways we can make financial services more inclusive. We also will discuss: ·       The way we sell in financial services and how we can alter the traditional approach to sales. ·       Serving women in ways that work best for them. ·       Getting women into the industry and keeping them in the industry. ·       What Robyn thinks will help change the industry Your Free Resource from Today's Show: https://femalefinancialadvisors.com/csMore about Robyn: https://robyncrane.com/ Listen to the full podcast or use the timestamps below to jump to a specific section. 1:19 – Welcome Robyn Crane!5:10 – Conversations about money 6:44 – What’s wrong with the traditional approach?11:20 – At what point did you make the shift?18:01 – The people we want to work with  23:28 – Women working with advisors 28:34 – What’s it going to take for the industry to change33:12 – Women are the market 39:25 – Understanding the human part of financial services42:48 – Any final thoughts?Resources:Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 12: Socially Responsible Investing with Beth Wahlig
Jun 9 2022
Ep 12: Socially Responsible Investing with Beth Wahlig
Socially responsible investing gives women the choices and power to put their money where they want to, in a way that works for them. On today’s episode, Beth Wahlig one of our resident experts joins us to break down this topic and how women can impact the world through responsible investing. ESG (Environmental - Social - Governance) investing is a way to measure the sustainable goals put into place by the U.N. and invest in places that will create change. These goals include social, environmental, and other rights that are important to many of us. Similarly, socially responsible investing focuses on values. You are trying to have a direct impact through investment, supporting a company working towards real actionable change. With the current state of the world, there are more opportunities than ever to make an impact by investing in various fields. The first step is approaching your advisor and making it clear which values you want to support in your portfolio. We also will discuss: ·       The issues of today that we can address with investing ·       How to get started in value-based planning and investing ·       ESG performance and how these funds usually do ·       How we can do our own company researchMore about Beth and her work:https://www.facebook.com/MRAAdvisory/https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethwahlig/https://pursestrings.co/professional/beth-wahlig/Listen to the full podcast or use the timestamps below to jump to a specific section. 2:34 – What is socially responsible investing?6:58 – Women breaking into responsible investing 10:32 – How do we invest in these companies? 15:46 – Financial wellness and social responsibility 18:59 – How do these funds usually do?24:00 – Do all advisors offer these options?26:52 – Finding an advisor that will work with you 28:27 – How can we best learn about companies?31:05 – Which websites can we use?34:07 – Parting thoughts for listeners 35:47 – How to reach out to Beth Resources:Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 11: Caregiving for Children and Aging Parents with Adrienne Provost
May 26 2022
Ep 11: Caregiving for Children and Aging Parents with Adrienne Provost
As we’ve discussed before, women often take on the role of caregiver, which can get even more complex when caring for special needs children and aging parents. On today’s episode, a special guest from the Provost family, Adrienne Provost, joins us to share her experience as a caregiver and some of the knowledge she's learned throughout her journey. The financial, emotional, and physical aspects of caring for a special needs child and elderly parents can be complicated. That’s why Adrienne is here to share her story, in the hopes she can reach and help other parents and caregivers. Adrienne has found herself part of the “sandwich generation” which proves to have its own unique challenges when it comes to navigating the world of finances and caregiving. In her situation, both her child and parents will need continued care and this is something Adrienne has had to prepare for. Join us today as Adriene breaks down the various roles she plays, the impact it has had on her financial journey, and much more!We also will discuss: ·       Caregiving’s impact on her finances and life ·       Aging parents and helping with finances and life documents ·       Balancing caregiving and working outside the home ·       Navigating healthcare, finances, insurance, etc. Listen to the full podcast or use the timestamps below to jump to a specific section. 2:41 – Welcome Adrienne! 3:04 – The sandwich generation 7:36 – Caring for her parents 12:02 – Life as a working mom 13:39 – Navigating healthcare and caregiving 18:09 - What advice would you give? 23:53 – What do you do for yourself?27:14 – What have you learned?29:11 – Preparing before an issue comes up 32:47 – Any last tips you want to share? Resources:About Today's Sponsor: https://institutedfa.com/about-idfa/Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 10: The Cost of Caregiving with Cathy Sikorski
May 12 2022
Ep 10: The Cost of Caregiving with Cathy Sikorski
In our society, the role of caretaker is often taken on by women. From elderly parents to raising children, most of the time it’s the women taking on the bulk of this responsibility and with this responsibility comes a lot of financial and legal knowledge we need to be aware of. On today’s episode, Cathy Sikorski, a former attorney, and current financial and legal educator joins us to discuss some tough issues with the right amount of humor. She is teaching women about financial care and aging, giving women the tools they need as caregivers and to care for themselves. We are in a caregiver crisis and Cathy is here to educate the public on how we can come out the other side alive and financially healthy. Taking care of elderly parents will impact most of us and we all have to prepare as much as we can. The more plans you have in place, the easier it will be to navigate this part of life. Join us today as we discuss: ·       How women are financially impacted as caregivers·       Saving financially as a caregiver and preparing for long term care·       What women need to be aware of as a caregiver ·       What documents you need for yourself and others Learn more about Cathy's book: 12 Conversations More about Cathy: https://cathysikorski.com/Listen to the full podcast or use the timestamps below to jump to a specific section. 2:09 – We are in a caregiver crisis 3:19 – Why you need to prepare5:19 – How do we make a better plan?7:19 – A long term care plan 8:53 – Investing in your parents’ care 10:07 – Seeing protection for the future 10:52 – The concerns you need to be aware of14:16 – The important documents you need16:18 – Everyone needs a power of attorney 16:55 – Cathy’s new book: 12 Conversations 18:31 – Cathy’s other books and resources 20:15 – You come to caregiving with an open heart 22:16 – What’s the best way to reach out?Resources:Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 9: Building and Growing CurlMix with Kim Lewis
Apr 28 2022
Ep 9: Building and Growing CurlMix with Kim Lewis
Running a business is hard work, but more and more women are entering the entrepreneurship space while also balancing their family and personal lives. On today’s episode, Kimberly Lewis, co-founder of CurlMix joins us to discuss her business journey, her experience on Shark Tank, and the future vision she has for her growing business. Kimberly pivoted CurlMix while 7 months pregnant by focusing on one amazing product that helps women style their curls. After selling hundreds of products within hours of launching their new product, CurlMix was quickly put on the path to success. She has learned how to create her own hair product as well as the networking, marketing, and investing that goes into running a business with the support of her husband. While she has faced significant hurdles, Kimberly was always determined to overcome these struggles and find innovative ways to fund and expand her business. Inspired by her mother, Kimberly’s passion for entrepreneurship continues to grow and she hopes to make CurlMix public in the near future. Join us today as we discuss: ·       Creating CurlMix as a vertically integrated business ·       Finding success and co-founding a business ·       How they expanded their network and found funding·       The hurdles she has faced and overcome Learn more about CurlMix and Kimberly: https://www.curlmix.com/Listen to the full podcast or use the timestamps below to jump to a specific section. 1:32 – Welcome Kimberly Lewis!2:41 – Pivoting her business 6:50 – How did investment funding work?9:49 – Her experience on Shark Tank14:46 – How did she know how to make a hair product?18:36 – Running a business is not for the faint of heart 20:00 – Funding for her business against hurdles 22:00 – Where does she get her inspiration?23:19 – Advice she’d give to women starting their own business 24:37 – Other topics Kim wants to highlight 25:26 – How does she reach her customers? Resources:Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/
Ep 8: Supporting Female Entrepreneurs with Violette de Ayala
Apr 14 2022
Ep 8: Supporting Female Entrepreneurs with Violette de Ayala
Women are starting more businesses today than ever before. While running your own company is rewarding it can also be a lot of hard work, having a connected network of professionals that understand the unique struggles you face as CEO and as a woman is essential.On today’s episode, Violette de Ayala the founder and CEO of Femcity joins us to discuss her entrepreneurial journey and how she is helping female entrepreneurs through community, sharing knowledge, and more. As a partner with Purse Strings, Femcity works together to support female entrepreneurs and their financial needs. Starting her company in 2009, Femcity has grown exponentially. They provide entrepreneurs with coaching, networking, online resources, and more. With more than 70 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, their goal is to help over a million women on their business journey.Join us today as we discuss: Women realize they want more work-life balance, better pay, and more opportunities The benefits and difficulties of running your own business The importance of feeling worthy and having a support system Mistakes people make when starting their first business Collaborating with other brands, businesses, and women Learn more about Femcity and Violette: https://femcity.com/Listen to the full podcast or use the timestamps below to jump to a specific section. 2:39 – Welcome Violette! 7:25 – Women moving away from corporate 10:50 – Owning a business isn’t for the faint of heart 14:51 – Doing something you love at work 17:22 – Helping other people through business 19:45 – Success factors she’s seen 22:17 – Biggest mistakes people make 25:26 – Think about your superpower! 27:56 – Collaborate with others 30:13 – How can you reach out to Violette?Resources:Find a Purse Strings Approved Professional - Click HereCheck out our Facebook Page - Click HereJoin our community of Financially  Fearless Women - Private Facebook GroupJoin the Purse Strings Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pursestringsco/ To learn more about money and access additional episodes, visit us online: https://pursestrings.co/