Women are blazing trails in the personal finance space, starting and elevating financial conversations, and moving the whole financial media community forward. For International Woman’s Day, we’re featuring 37 women who are killing it in personal finance media.
These leading ladies are making a difference while growing their reach, providing huge value to their audiences, and building successful businesses. Many are building online communities and in-person events devoted to supporting women, people of color, and other marginalized communities.
There’s no way to recognize all the amazing women in our community in one post, but we hope you’ll get out there and look for more women to follow. Check out our featured list of women who were furthering financial literacy in 2019.
Tiffany Aliche – The Budgetnista
Tiffany continues to be a financial education powerhouse, helping women manage money through books like “The One-Week Budget” and her recently-relaunched Live Richer Academy.
Marsha Barnes – The Finance Bar
Certified financial social worker, Marsha offers financial coaching and digital resources to improve financial health and wellness. Marsha is also a brand ambassador for FICO.
Jessica Byrne – Financial Mechanic
At 26, Jessica has stashed away more than $300,000 on her path to FIRE. She shares her money management tips, journey, and resources at Financial Mechanic.
Rianka Dorsainvil and Lazetta Rainey Braxton – 2050 Wealth Partners
Rianka and Lazetta, both certified financial planners, are co-CEOs of 2050 Wealth Partners, a fee-only virtual financial planning firm that helps overlooked clients including“first-generation wealth builders.”
Tori Dunlap – Her First $100K
Tori rebranded to Her First $100K in 2019 with a new mission to help young women hit their first six-figure milestones by offering money workshops, coaching, and tools.
Cameron Huddleston – CameronHuddleston.com
Veteran finance journalist Cameron debuted “Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk” in 2019, a book that facilitates tough money conversations between adults and their parents.
Holly Johnson – Earn More Writing
A wildly successful freelancer herself, Holly’s stellar Earn More Writing course is helping freelance writers take their businesses to the next level.
Diania Merriam – EconoMe Conference
Diana founded the EconoMe Conference and organized the inaugural 2020 event to bring the life-changing power of the financial independence movement to an in-person audience.
Heidi Nash – Debt Free Charts
Inspired by her own journey out of debt, Heidi created free printables at Debt Free Charts that have helped hundreds of thousands of people stay motivated working toward money goals.
Paula Pant – Afford Anything
Always a heavy-hitter in financial media, Paula shares her advice about money, entrepreneurship, and real estate through the Afford Anything blog, podcast, and YouTube channel.
Bola Sokunbi – Clever Girl Finance
With a growing audience and recent appearance on Good Morning America, Bola’s Clever Girl Finance is offering next-level financial guidance through blog posts, videos, and a podcast.
Kiersten Saunders – rich & REGULAR
Kiersten co-founded rich & Regular with husband Julien to document their path to financial independence. It’s grown so much that Kiersten quit her day job a year ahead of schedule to work full-time on her business.
Kara Stevens – The Frugal Feminista
Kara’s stated mission is helping black women “step into their financial confidence,” and she’s executing flawlessly with resources including The Frugal Feminist blog, trainings, guides and workbooks.
Natalie Torres-Hadad – Financially Savvy Latina
Natalie has given two TED talks, written two books, and has podcast “Financially Savvy in 20 Minutes” on her resume. As if that wasn’t enough she’s also well on her way to building a real estate empire.
Kat Tretina – KTretina.com
Kat is a powerhouse of a freelancing, who is building her business while providing high-quality financial content for clients like Credit Karma, Investopedia, and LendingTree.