The Plutus Foundation supports women advocating for financial education and financial literacy, and we’re proud to have offered grants and sponsorships to a number of innovative and creative women.
On International Women’s Day, we are highlighting women who are making a difference in their local and online communities. These leaders are helping the financial media have a more complete conversation about money, investing, retirement, and other important topics.
Author of Make Money Your Honey, writer and speaker focusing on entrepreneurship and mindset for Latina millennials.
Freelance writer and founder of Femme Frugality, Plutus Awards finalist, author of The Feminist Financial Handbook, advocate for marginalized populations including special needs children and the LGBTQ community.
Stocks and options trader, teaching stock market courses online and in person, particularly for African Americans, financially free at age 29.
Washington Post opinions reporter, co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated, author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry.
Co-founder (with Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez) of Statement Event, a retreat for women in the financial industry to discuss how to change the perception of women in the industry as well as amplify their voices.
Author, How to Be a Financial Grown Up, podcast host, award-winning reporter and columnist, former TV anchor., owner of a painfully cute dog named Waffles.
Founder, The Ivy Investor, a resource for women seeking to navigate the maze of the investment world in simple terms.
Stefanie O'Connell Rodriguez
Co-founder (with Emma Pattee) of Statement Event, a retreat for women in the financial industry to discuss how to change the perception of women in the industry. Author of The Broke and Beautiful Life.
Founding partner of, Sun Group Wealth Partners, regular contributor to Forbes, Good Day L.A., and Fox News.
Researcher, reporter, host of the TV series Bank of Mom and Dad and CNBC’s Follow the Leader, founder of Plutus Award-winning So Money Podcast, financial columnist for O: The Oprah Magazine.
Freelance writer, speaker, and author of Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford, featured in a number of national outlets including Buzzfeed, The New York Times, and Lifehacker (where she created the Two Cents blog).
This is not not a complete list. There are hundreds of women working every day to educate, advocate, and promote financial literacy in our schools, communities, and homes, and we wish we could mention all of them.
We acknowledge the hard work that they do to change the conversation around money. We are all smarter and more aware of our finances because of their efforts.
If you know a woman in personal finance and she’s not mentioned here, please let us know so we can add her to The Plutus Awards’ Women Making a Difference Twitter list.