Do you need a break from climbing the corporate ladder? Are you looking to take a year off? Do you want to be able to work part time to stay home with your kids? Or work fewer hours so you can volunteer more? Do you long to take a year off to travel the world? Or are you finally ready to make time to write that novel you’ve always dreamed of?
You have a rough idea of what new direction you want to take in life. But, how do you actually get from here to there? Perhaps you think you need to win the lottery, have a trust fund, build a business, or save $1,000,000 to be able to ____________[fill in the blank with that one thing you’ve been putting off]. You might be wondering, “How can I, with everything I have going on in my life right now, afford this flexible future that I want?”
You’ve come to the right place. I quit my job as a corporate lawyer to take a year-long sabbatical and travel the world with my family. It took planning, courage and patience, but it paid off. I’ve built Women’s Money to provide you with actionable steps, inspiring stories, and practical advice to help you take back your future. Women’s Money will help you determine how you will get from where you are now to where you want to be.
Women’s Money was initially created as a non-profit, founded to help women build their resiliency and skills related to money. Over 200,000 hours were invested in bringing women together through guided mentoring and in-person programs to help them increase their financial literacy. The Women’s Money program has received the National Association of State Treasurer’s Pinnacle Award, and has been featured in the New York Times, Woman’s World Magazine, USA Today, Forbes and more.
And, as with all of our paths in life, we have asked ourselves, is this the right road for me? Is this the right path to make the most impact?
And so, we have pivoted. While in time, we may begin in-person conferences again, right now at Women’s Money we are focusing shifting our program to bringing people together virtually. Join thousand of other women who are part of the Women’s Money virtual community.
If you are unemployed during a recession, there are many unemployment lessons you can use to improve your life. Here are eight to keep in mind.