Most years on International Women’s Day, we celebrate by updating the Ultimate List of Women Money Bloggers.
This year, we wanted to mix things up a bit. We started by publishing a list of 101 Women and Non-Binary Folks to Follow on Twitter.
State of Women and Money
First, I want to spend a few minutes giving my own perspective on the state of women and money.
When I look back at the past year, trends show that women are continuing to leave the workplace at a faster rate than men.
Yes, it’s the “Great Resignation” (see why we all want to quit), but it’s also more. Some of this “more” is the bad news you frequently hear about, including childcare duties, being responsible for more than her fair share around the house, etc.
But some of the reasons for more women leaving the workforce actually reflect good news. More women are taking up entrepreneurship and starting businesses, starting their own side hustles, pursuing sabbaticals, achieving FIRE, and just taking time off for themselves.
More women are taking not just their money but their LIVES into their own hands.
Let me repeat that in a different way. More women than ever before are focused on wellness for their minds, bodies, and wallets. This is a huge win.
Take a 30-second pause on this post and stop reading. Instead of continuing to read, think of three things you did in the past year to take control over your financial future and improve your overall wellbeing.
Whether you increased your 401k contributions, reduced your debt, looked at your financial metrics, or read your first personal finance book, celebrate these wins.
Now, let’s celebrate some wins of women in the personal finance space.
Achievements by Women in the Personal Finance Community
We gathered a list of achievements in the personal finance community in the last year and couldn’t be more excited to celebrate each of them below.
These women published books in the past year.
- Tanja Hester published Wallet Activism
- Cat Alford published Mom’s Got Money: A Millennial Mom’s Guide to Managing Money Like a Boss
- Rachel Murphy published I Am Not Your ATM
- Marissa Greco-Reale published Bottom Up Wealth
- Marika Stimac published Keys to Financial Confidence
Courses and Coaching Launched
These women launched courses or coaching businesses:
- Digital Side Hustle Academy
- Make Over Her Money from Cents and Purpose
- Ms. Money & Math
- Holistic Personal Finance
Other Content Launched, Created, and Honored
- Hard Money Talks is a new podcast
- Conversations on Black Wealth is a new podcast
- Sandy Yong gave a TedX Talk
- Markia B. is killing it on TikTok
- Trip of a Lifestyle grew exponentially on Instagram
- Adventures in Mobile Homes started work on a new film
- Intentional FI launched a new site
- As did Wendy Coop
- Stack Your Dollars quit her job and moved overseas
- Credit Game won an award for best music video at FinCon
- And for a super cool celebration, Sharita M. Humphrey received a proclamation marking August 24th Sharita M. Humphrey day in her county for the personal finance she does in her community
Congratulations to all of these incredible women! You are inspirations for all of us and thousands more not just on International Women’s Day but every day.
The Bottom Line
To celebrate International Women’s Day, take a few minutes and celebrate all of the women above. But most importantly, celebrate the you of today and the you of tomorrow. Do so by taking five minutes to write a note as your future self.
A year from now, imagine something that makes you feel proud related to your own financial wellness? What is it? Take the time now and write about it.