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Celebrating International Women’s Day

“I raise up my voice- not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” -Malala Yousafzai

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. Over the month of March Financially Wise, Inc. is celebrating and sharing about Women and Wealth.

At its inception, FWI was founded on empowering women with their finances. I wanted every woman we came in contact with to be confident and self-assured about their money.

This confidence with our money allows us to make better decisions, give more to our communities, and to change the landscape of what is possible for generations to come.

111 years ago... in 1908, 15,000 women marched in New York City to demand better pay and working hours as well as the right to vote. And we have not stopped marching in many ways.

We have made some major strides.

Here are some interesting facts you may not have known that hopefully will inspire you:

  • Women control nearly 60% of the wealth in the United States.

  • The number of wealthy women in the U.S. is growing twice as fast as the number of wealthy men.

  • There are more than half a million women with personal incomes of $100,000 or more.

  • Women represent more than 40% of all Americans with gross investable assets above $600,000.

  • 45% of American millionaires are women.

  • 48% of estates worth more than $5 million are controlled by women, compared with 35% controlled by men.

  • 60% of high-net-worth women have earned their own fortunes.

  • Women control 80% of consumer spending.

  • By 2030, women will control two-thirds of the nation’s wealth.

  • Almost half—44%—of women are the primary breadwinners in their households, an almost four-fold increase since 1960.


These numbers are impressive to say the least!

I don’t know about you but I am inspired reading these facts and feel proud and grateful to live in a time where women can start and build businesses, have more choices, and live with a day-to-day freedom that has never been experienced before.

To build upon this success...

  • I encourage you with my whole heart to stay in total awareness with your finances.

  • To rise up and make it your priority to educate yourself about money, saving, investments, etc. so that you can continue to grow your wealth in your lifetime.

  • To use this knowledge and share it with your friends, sisters, mothers, daughters, nieces…

  • To use this knowledge and make the best decisions for you, your family, and your communities.

To be the one to dare to dream bigger, ask for more, and not blink an eyelash when doing so.

You are powerful. You are worthy.

All my love,