For Women’s History Month we are featuring some amazing women on the Holistic Wealth podcast. In this exciting episode of the Holistic Wealth podcast our special guest is Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code and Marshall Plan for Moms founder and author of a new book, “Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (And Why It’s Different Than You Think.” In this interview Reshma outlines how feminism hasn’t attained the protections and support women need, and that we need a new definition of working motherhood in America (around the globe). Reshma took on around $300,000 of student-loan debt to attend Yale Law School, but felt stuck in a private-sector role because it allowed her to make enough money to pay off part of her loans. Her job in finance made her miserable and depressed, but it also made it possible for her to help her family pay their mortgage.
Reshma has spent more than a decade advocating for women’s and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and, most recently, championing policies to support mothers impacted by the pandemic. Saujani is also the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect, and her influential TED talk, “Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection,” has more than five million views. In the interview we also discussed the recent news of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, unveiling a series of donations in a holiday card released in December 2021, included in that list was the Marshall Plan for Moms. Tune in to listen to this amazing episode of the Holistic Wealth podcast with special guest Reshma Saujani.
Resources Used In This Episode (Get a Copy of Both Books):
Holistic Wealth (Expanded and Updated): 36 Life Lessons To Help You Recover From Disruption, Find Your Life Purpose and Achieve Financial Freedom
Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (And Why It’s Different Than You Think
What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
• Reshma Saujani’s amazing new book, the importance of discourse on themes such as corporate feminism, workplace and gender equity,
• Reshma’s experience with being the daughter of immigrant parents, her childhood and how it influenced her personal financial identity.
• Reshma’s perspective on the wealth gap and the way forward, in fighting gender inequality.
• Reshma’s reaction to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, unveiling a series of donations that included the Marshall Plan for Moms.
• Reshma’s personal financial identity and how it has shaped her life as an entrepreneur and mom (based on the Personal Financial Identity Quiz developed by Keisha Blair).
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