We received some interesting data this week on the spending habits of LGBTQ folks, and we wanted to share it, especially given that it's Pride Month.
Susan Goldberg didn’t expect to get into leadership consulting. She started her career with a degree in French literature, worked in marketing and for an executive search firm for awhile before opening her own consulting business, only to move to leadership consulting after noticing a hole in the market.
She spoke to She Spends about her experiences with sexism in the workplace, going solo and how to boost your own leadership skills.
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Rachel Dougherty’s community work started at a young age. While growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, they got involved in social justice work through their synagogue that set the tone for the rest of their career. After hustling in multiple non-profit jobs, Rachel is working to strike out on their own. They launched a community engagement consultancy business this spring, with the hopes of helping both nonprofits and companies like She Spends build communities in intelligent ways.
Rachel talked with She Spends about launching their new business, staying organized and being a non-binary person in the workplace. Stay tuned to the end of the interview, where Rachel shares their favorite resources for community building.
Two Harvard sophomores are working hard to change how the hedge fund industry looks.
Angel Onuoha and Drew Tucker, two black men who want to eventually work in finance, started BLK Capital Management, a nonprofit that operates as a hedge fund, this year. The group allows black students across Ivy League schools in the United States to get experience investing before ever leaving school.
For Samantha Lomow, senior vice president of Hasbro Brands, not having a five-year plan allowed her to seek out career opportunities as they came.
Typically those opportunities appeared to hold less responsibility, but Lomow found she was able to succeed in those roles and further her career growth trajectory to the next level.
Without any prior design experience, former fashion editors Kate Zubarieva and Asya Varetsa have a fashion crowd-approved hit on their hands: sleepwear line Sleeper.
The clothing line, which produces pajama-like clothing made for outdoors in natural, eco-friendly fibers like cotton and silk, is made-to-order — meaning there isn’t any excessive production. Each garment is hand sewn by a seamstress and can take between eight and 12 hours to finish.
The Ukrainian founders spoke with She Spends about how they launched the brand with just $2,000 in six months, why they love Man Repeller and how they hired nearly all women to head up their operations.
Fatimah Hussein is championing the physical activities of girls and women with her company, Asiya Modest Active Wear.
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, so She Spends wanted to take a little time to honorCarolyn McElhaney, the mom of founder Alicia. Alicia interviewed her mother about working as an occupational therapist and how she made a major change to her career later in her life.
Taking a barre or yoga class with Regina of Wolf Medicine Magic is grounding. The Brooklyn-based instructor is strong, and she inspires class participants to tap into that strength, both physically and emotionally. Regina, who prefers to use just her first name, hustled to create her yoga-Ayurveda-breathwork business that travels to different studios, Wolf Medicine Magic, after graduating with a BFA Arizona State University in dance in 2004.
Since then, her business has swelled. She leads breathwork workshops specifically for people of color or focused on releasing trauma from toxic masculinity. She also offers Ayurvedic mentoring and teaches yoga and barre classes at several Brooklyn studios. Shespoke with She Spends about how she hustled to create her business and what’s next for Wolf Medicine Magic.
Homa Woodrum has a lot to say about the field of law. She works as an advocacy attorney for Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services, advocating on behalf of disabled and elderly people in her state. Woodrum discussed her career in law, life as an immigrant, having a child with food allergies and professional loneliness with She Spends.
Beyond the blue check, there’s nothing that says “I made it” like having a parody Twitter account set up by a complete stranger. Charlotte Wilder, a writer for sports website SB Nation, takes these internet interactions in stride.
After a round of layoffs from media company Vox, Racked’s now-former shopping director Tiffany Yannetta found herself out of a job. With her severance package as a cushion, she embarked on full-time freelance work that includes writing copy for Italian shoe brand M.Gemi and stories for New York magazine and GQ, among other publications. Yannetta sat down with She Spends to share her best practices for running your own business, why being nice is important and the email habit she’s trying to break.
Although the asset management industry is predominantly controlled by older white men, Christie Hamilton is starting to make waves. She works as an investment director at Children's Health Investment Office in Dallas, Texas, and spoke with She Spends about how she got her start and her advice for young women in the field, along with how to juggle work while raising a young daughter.
The founder of an early-stage startup that helps users reach their learning goals, Lily Ciric Hoffmann has a unique career path. She immigrated to the United States from Serbia and went to a community college, where she received an associate degree in multimedia. Shehustled to eventually become part of a team at the East Valley Tribune, where she and her team won a Pulitzer Prize for an investigation into Joe Arpaio.
Since then, she began working for herself. Hoffmann is a digital media consultant who leads workshops around the world, in addition to working as a college professor. Her latest project is Knewaira, an early-stage startup focused on helping users reach their learning goals.
With cryptocurrencies and blockchain hot on everyone’s lips, more people are looking to join in the controversial investing world but don’t know where to start. Enter Amanda Gutterman, chief marketing officer of Consensys, an Ethereum-based blockchain software technology company. As a female entrepreneur and leader in the crypto-community, Gutterman is working to bring more women into crypto and create an environment that truly personifies shine theory. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Women who talk about money are crass and unattractive, at least according to some. Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women, wants to flip that social cue, partially because she knows it is far from the truth.
Jeanne Thompson did what many new mothers struggle to do: continue an upward trajectory at work despite leaving the workforce for more than four years to start her family in the late ‘90s. The senior vice president of thought leadership at financial services firm Fidelity says she was able to re-enter the workforce through strategy and leveraging her relationships in the workplace.
Courtney Richardson’s sunny personality and bright lipstick shines seconds upon meeting her. The founder and CEO of Do It For The Brand, a full-service strategic public relations firm based in New York City, focuses on “making the impossible possible for emerging women-owned brands and personalities of color.” She spoke to She Spends about what it takes to start your own business, how to grab your wallet and support women and people of color in business, and tips on keeping her skin and hair looking flawless.
Nikita Mitchell, a senior manager at IT company Cisco, says it was the 2016 election that spurred her to take action and found her newsletter, Above the Bottom Line.
Millions of people got to know Melissa Butler and her business, The Lip Bar, on a 2015 episode of reality TV show Shark Tank.