This is part two of my celebration of women during Women’s History Month. Read my piece about philanthropists here.
When I sat down to write this article, the entrepreneurs who kept popping into my head are those who work in personal finance. Maybe I’m biased. But hey, this is a personal finance blog, so let’s talk about women who want to help you get your money right!
Alexa Von Tobel
Alexa Von Tobel is the founder and CEO of LearnVest, a personal finance website and budgeting program. Alexa might actually be the reason I became a financial coach for women. Years ago, I stumbled upon LearnVest, bought her book Financially Fearless, and saw her speak on her book tour. Her story and passion for financial health really left a mark on me. I still use LearnVest as my free budgeting tool, and often share their advice.
Tonya Rapley is the creator of My Fab Finance, which she started to use her own story and experiences to empower women and girls of all ages with tools needed to change their lives. Today, Tonya is a nationally recognized millennial money expert. Her mission, like mine, is to help millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can become financially free and do more of what they love. Tonya offers online courses and travels the country speaking and teaching workshops.
Amanda Steinberg is the founder of DailyWorth, a woman-focused personal finance website, and WorthFM, a digital investing service for women. She launched DailyWorth in 2009 to create a space where financial advice was geared towards people who are not part of the financial industry. I’ve been a subscriber and avid reader for years. Amanda decided to create WorthFM when she realized that good advice doesn’t necessarily make investing accessible to everyone. She also recently released her first book, Worth It.
Tiffany Aliche is The Budgetnista, a personal finance educator. Since 2008, she has taught financial empowerment to her many followers. She’s bravely shared the ups and downs of her own financial life, in order to show others how to change their lives for the better. Tiffany is the author of two bestselling books: The One Week Budget and Live Richer Challenge.
Sallie Krawcheck is the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital investment advisor for women, and the owner and chair of Ellevate Network, a professional women’s network. (I personally use Ellevest for my IRA and other investments and recently joined Ellevate.) Sallie started out as a wealth manager on Wall Street. Since leaving that world, she’s spoken very openly about sexual harassment in the workplace and financial inequality. She recently released a book called Own It.
Are there other amazing entrepreneurs whom you love? Share in the comments below!
Certified Financial Education Instructor. Feminist and financial coach for women. Founder of Money Circle.