25 episodes

Welcome to Sisternomics!

The goal of this podcast is simple: we help women do better with money. So if you want to become more confident with money, learn how to easily increase your income or if you just want a safe space to talk about your money journey then you are in the right place.

My name is Monique Caradine-Kitchens. Because of my own unique money journey, I became a Certified Money Breakthrough Coach. Now I work with women around the world, helping them create what I call an overflow lifestyle, where there is ALWAYS more than enough.

Connect with me on IG @sisternomics and follow me there or join the private FB community called the Sisternomics Inner Circle.

Sisternomics Monique Caradine Kitchens

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

Welcome to Sisternomics!

The goal of this podcast is simple: we help women do better with money. So if you want to become more confident with money, learn how to easily increase your income or if you just want a safe space to talk about your money journey then you are in the right place.

My name is Monique Caradine-Kitchens. Because of my own unique money journey, I became a Certified Money Breakthrough Coach. Now I work with women around the world, helping them create what I call an overflow lifestyle, where there is ALWAYS more than enough.

Connect with me on IG @sisternomics and follow me there or join the private FB community called the Sisternomics Inner Circle.

    Every Black Woman Needs a 1-Year Break. Period! Ft. Stephanie Perry

    Every Black Woman Needs a 1-Year Break. Period! Ft. Stephanie Perry

    In this thought-provoking episode of Sisternomics, Monique talks to Stephanie Perry, a house sitter and influencer, about the concept of taking an 'adult gap year.' 
    Stephanie passionately advocates for black women to take at least a year off from work to travel or practice radical self-care, challenging traditional notions of how value is tied to productivity. 
    F*** productivity!
    This episode delves into the benefits of extended breaks, the importance of self-worth outside work, and actionable steps for planning your sabbatical. 
    Stephanie boldly challenges the historical context of 'black excellence,' and provides listeners with resources and motivation to completely redefine self-worth by embracing a life of ease and leisure.
    Here are some highlights with time stamps:
    00:00 The Value of Free Time
    01:45 Stephanie Perry's Journey to Taking a Sabbatical
    06:06 Planning and Budgeting for a Year Off
    08:54 The Benefits of Hostels and Budget Travel
    10:07 The struggle to disconnect from work
    14:04 The Flow to the Finish Coaching Program
    22:24 Stephanie flips the script on work.
    Follow Stephanie on YouTube or Instagram
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    Join Monique’s group coaching program, Flow to the Finish! Get details here: https://overflownow.com/flow
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    Sisternomics is produced by OverFlow(R) Enterprises, a black, woman-owned coaching, content creation and media relations company.

    • 26 min
    Arlan Hamilton says Black Women are a GOLDMINE! Why she invests and believes in marginalized business owners

    Arlan Hamilton says Black Women are a GOLDMINE! Why she invests and believes in marginalized business owners

    In this episode of Sisternomics, host Monique goes into the archives to welcome Arlan Hamilton, the founder of Backstage Capital. Arlan shares her journey from being homeless and sleeping on airport floors to becoming a renowned venture capitalist who has invested in more than 200 companies founded by underrepresented groups, including people of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals. 
    The conversation dives into the persistent challenges faced by Black women in business, the importance of shifting one's money mindset, and the power of tenacity and resilience.
    Monique and Arlan discuss the systemic issues within venture capital funding and the steps women entrepreneurs can take to position themselves for success. Additionally, Arlan reflects on her love for Janet Jackson and the significance of purchasing Jackson’s 1956 Chevy pickup truck as a symbol of her remarkable journey.
    Here are some highlights from this conversation which originally aired exclusively on LinkedIn in 2022:
    00:39 From Homelessness to Venture Capital Success: Arlan Hamilton's Journey
    01:42 The Power of a Shifted Money Mindset
    06:11 Overcoming Rejection and Fueling Tenacity
    07:27 Empowering Black Women Entrepreneurs: A Coach's Mission
    10:30 Addressing the Venture Capital Gap for Women of Color
    12:50 Preparing for Venture Capital: Tips from Arlan Hamilton
    14:06 A Personal Triumph: Arlan Hamilton's Janet Jackson Moment
    Arlan's book that was referred to in this episode is It's About Damn Time! How to turn being underrepresented into your greatest advantage Arlan's latest book is Your First Million: Why you don't have to born into a legacy of wealth to leave one behind. Visit Arlan's Academy to learn more about her courses. ===============
    Register for Publicity Profit Secrets with Alicia Pattillo and Monique Caradine-Kitchens happening virtually 5/30/24. Visit https://overflownow.com/workshop to get your ticket.
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    Sisternomics is produced by OverFlow(R) Enterprises, a black, woman-owned coaching and content creation company.
     

    • 19 min
    How Two Best Friends are Building a Luxury Eyewear Brand Against the Odds: The Making of Vontelle

    How Two Best Friends are Building a Luxury Eyewear Brand Against the Odds: The Making of Vontelle

    In this episode of Sisternomics, host Monique Caradine-Kitchens introduces Tracy Green and Nancey Harris, co-founders of Vontelle Eyewear, a luxury eyewear brand celebrated for its cultural diversity and emphasis on fit, fashion, and function. 
    They candidly share their transition from former careers in finance and sales to entrepreneurship, driven by a personal need for better-fitting glasses. 
    The co-founders also give valuable lessons on business growth, grant applications, and maintaining a successful partnership. Essential for aspiring entrepreneurs, this episode doubles as a masterclass on building a thriving brand from the ground up.
     Here are a few highlights from the conversation:
    04:34 How we got into the competitive Eyewear Business
    12:07 Marketing and Growth Strategies
    21:14 Team Building so We can Lead
    25:10 Getting into Major Retailers like America’s Best and Building Relationships
    26:40 Strategizing for Growth
    27:21 The Importance of Mentorship
    32:17 Applying for Grants and Funding
    40:18 Future Vision for Vontelle
    Shop and try on Vontelle glasses virtually at: www.Vontelle.com
    Follow Vontelle on Instagram @VontelleEyeWear
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    Register for Publicity Profit Secrets with Alicia Pattillo and Monique Caradine-Kitchens happening virtually 5/30/24. Visit https://overflownow.com/workshop to get your ticket.
    Connect with Monique, the host of Sisternomics, on Instagram.
    To join the Sisternomics Private Facebook community, click HERE.
    Share/Rate/Review this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever they let you do so. It helps Sisternomics grow. Thank you for listening!
    Sisternomics is produced by OverFlow(R) Enterprises, a black, woman-owned coaching and content creation company.

    • 44 min
    Teach Your Grad These 5 Money Habits and they'll NEVER be Broke // REPLAY

    Teach Your Grad These 5 Money Habits and they'll NEVER be Broke // REPLAY

    Know a high school or college grad? In this episode Monique shares 5 basic money habits she wishes somebody would have taught her before she graduated.
    These 5 habits, if implemented early and consistently, will lead to a life of wealth and abundance. 
    **Note from Monique: This is NOT an exhaustive list but it will get you started. If I had to add more I would say connect with a financial advisor as soon as possible (in your 20s) and start working on your retirement plan immediately!
    Connect with Monique, the host of Sisternomics, on Instagram.
    To join the Sisternomics Private Facebook community, click HERE.
    Share/Rate/Review this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever they let you do so. It helps Sisternomics grow. Thank you for listening!
    Sisternomics is produced by OverFlow(R) Enterprises, a black, woman-owned coaching and content creation company.
     

    • 17 min
    How Menopause Messes with Your Money and What to do about it

    How Menopause Messes with Your Money and What to do about it

    Hot flashes are one thing but what do we do when brain fog, fatigue and generally feeling “off” start to impact the bottomline?
    Sis, we need to talk about it…menopause’s impact on our roles in work and life are a real thing, but it’s not discussed often enough.
    Necole Muhammad is a Certified Menopause Coaching Specialist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She shares some of her own menopause journey and sheds light on the importance of self-care, seeking medical knowledge, and creating supportive workplaces to navigate menopause confidently. Hot flashes are one thing but what do we do when brain fog, fatigue and generally feeling “off” start to impact the bottomline?
    01:54 Breaking the Taboo: Why Menopause Remains Under-discussed
    02:45 The Symptoms of Menopause
    07:46 Empowerment Through Self-Care and Understanding
    11:36 Navigating Relationships During Menopause
    15:34 Practical Advice for Women and Workplaces
    24:12 Final Thoughts and Encouragement
     
    Watch Necole Speak on the Emerson Collective stage: https://bit.ly/4aZ1jaC
    Connect with Monique, the host of Sisternomics, on Instagram.
    To join the Sisternomics Private Facebook community, click HERE.
    Share/Rate/Review this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever they let you do so. It helps Sisternomics grow. Thank you for listening!
    Sisternomics is produced by OverFlow(R) Enterprises, a black, woman-owned coaching and content creation company.
     

    • 26 min
    Marriage & Money

    Marriage & Money

    Did you have any in-depth money conversations before you said “I do?”
    Probably not.
    Forty-one percent of divorced Gen Xers attribute the end of their marriage to financial disagreements.
    Today Monique is joined by Shavonna Perkins, a certified financial educator and founder of the Bougie Wealth Group. Shavonna shares her journey from poverty to financial empowerment and offers advice for couples on how to manage money together effectively.
    Shavonna and Monique discuss the importance of early money conversations in a relationship, discussing financial goals, credit scores, and budgeting strategies. 
    Also, Shavonna breaks down her recommended structure for couples' finances, including maintaining five accounts for different purposes, and highlights the importance of celebrating financial milestones together. 
     Grab your Bae and get these nuggets!
    04:09 The Crucial Money Conversations every couple should have
    06:27 Strategies for Financial Harmony
    12:45 The Ideal Financial Setup for Couples
    16:19 Overcoming Money Mindsets and Embracing Kingdom Living
    21:26 Celebrating Milestones and Encouraging Healthy Money Conversations
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    Connect with Shavonna and grab her book at
    https://theBougieWealthGroup.com
    On IG: @theBougieWealthGroup
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    Connect with Monique, the host of Sisternomics, on Instagram.
    To join the Sisternomics Private Facebook community, click HERE.
    Share/Rate/Review this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever they let you do so. It helps Sisternomics grow. Thank you for listening!
    Sisternomics is produced by OverFlow(R) Enterprises, a black, woman-owned coaching and content creation company.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

gregory 🍄🍄 ,

Great podcast

It never occurred to me to buy a business. This is fascinating. Della made it seem attainable and I can't wait to dive in!

gogmali ,

Upgrade Your Abundance!⚡️🚀

Cannot fully describe how much this podcast means to me! Monique and her guests have expanded my thinking about Abundance and Money. I’ve gone back and listened to every show because THIS SHOW IS MONEY MEDICINE, esp for us Black girls working through the scarcity mentality the world conditions us into from the jump. Monique—THANK YOU for the incredible gift that is Sisternomics. May the Universe BLESS YOU infinitely !💐❤️

Nique4242 ,

Inspirational

Love listening to Monique! She is so inspiring and transparent about her journey. As a fellow entrepreneur listening to her makes me want more for myself. A great listen for anyone that holds themselves accountable for their growth!

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