59 min

Episode 21: Financial Feminism Part I FemmSouth

    • Society & Culture

This episode is the first of a two-part series exploring financial feminism and impact investing in women. In this first episode, we consider several definitions for the term financial feminism. We explore the barriers women face with finances and investing in a post-pandemic world and examine whether we can actually know if our investments are closing the gender wage gap and securing women a seat at the table. Beyond economics, how do we know our investments are working towards the type of change women care about, i.e., structures and practices in businesses and corporations that do not favor women or support true diversity? How can we put our time and money to work for the changes we want to see in the world?

My special guests are Roselyn C. Spaan and Kaitlin “Kat” Williams. Roselyn is a financial advisor who attended Southern California with a full-ride scholarship to study microbiology and philosophy. After graduating she minimalized her life down to her motorcycle and RV, living “free” off the land. Ironically, these experiences led her to understand that her disdain for the monetary system was rooted in ignorance of the rules and “cheat codes” of the game of capitalism. As an advisor, she now equips others with financial literacy and the know-how to become financially independent. Kat works as a credit risk assurance officer for a national U.S. based bank, working in portfolio and enterprise risk management review. She’s a published writer, poet, performance artist, and a Foray Leader for the Alabama Mushroom Society. As a disclaimer, neither of my guests speak on behalf of a company, nor do they provide specific financial advice.

We hope that this episode provides some food for thought and further exploration into the discussion of financial feminism and related topics. Part II will dive deeper into impact investing.

A few links that were mentioned in the podcast are –
https://www.ellevest.com and https://equileap.com and https://www.clevergirlfinance.com

This episode is the first of a two-part series exploring financial feminism and impact investing in women. In this first episode, we consider several definitions for the term financial feminism. We explore the barriers women face with finances and investing in a post-pandemic world and examine whether we can actually know if our investments are closing the gender wage gap and securing women a seat at the table. Beyond economics, how do we know our investments are working towards the type of change women care about, i.e., structures and practices in businesses and corporations that do not favor women or support true diversity? How can we put our time and money to work for the changes we want to see in the world?

My special guests are Roselyn C. Spaan and Kaitlin “Kat” Williams. Roselyn is a financial advisor who attended Southern California with a full-ride scholarship to study microbiology and philosophy. After graduating she minimalized her life down to her motorcycle and RV, living “free” off the land. Ironically, these experiences led her to understand that her disdain for the monetary system was rooted in ignorance of the rules and “cheat codes” of the game of capitalism. As an advisor, she now equips others with financial literacy and the know-how to become financially independent. Kat works as a credit risk assurance officer for a national U.S. based bank, working in portfolio and enterprise risk management review. She’s a published writer, poet, performance artist, and a Foray Leader for the Alabama Mushroom Society. As a disclaimer, neither of my guests speak on behalf of a company, nor do they provide specific financial advice.

We hope that this episode provides some food for thought and further exploration into the discussion of financial feminism and related topics. Part II will dive deeper into impact investing.

A few links that were mentioned in the podcast are –
https://www.ellevest.com and https://equileap.com and https://www.clevergirlfinance.com

59 min

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