Our society has conditioned us to think that money is gendered and that men are more competent when it comes to matters of money. Further, society tells us that women, because we’re “nurturing or caretaking” are not strong enough to handle money. Amanda Steinberg joins me to turn that idea on its head, talk about women’s financial empowerment, and share a roadmap so you can become financially free.
Amanda’s founded multiple businesses in finance, media, and politics. In 2009, she founded DailyWorth, a startup focused on women’s financial independence and grew its audience and email list to 1.2M email subscribers.
I believe you’ll get a lot from our conversation. But if there is one thing you gain from this episode, I hope it’s this: your thoughts and feelings of powerlessness about money are not your fault.
As Amanda shares in this episode, “You were socially conditioned to think that you’re bad with money. That is how everyone got to continuously take advantage of you for most of your life. And honestly, how you also got rewarded and praised for being a good girl. So don’t beat yourself up.”
Phew. What a relief, right?
- What led Amanda to create a company that focuses on women’s financial independence. (5:26)
- Amanda shares her own story around money, which started at the age of six. (6:43)
- We have collective money stories and then we have individual stories. (9:21)
- Amanda’s thoughts on her vision for men and women during this time of change in which we are liberated from these preconceived notions of who we are supposed to be. (13:57)
- Busting the cultural myth that men are providers and women are caretakers. (15:00)
- Financial advice for women going through divorce. (16:56)
- Amanda created DailyWorth because she wanted to connect women’s self-worth to their net worth. (18:29)
- A women’s roadmap to financial independence. (39:17)
Learn More About Amanda:
Amanda’s founded multiple businesses in finance, media, and politics. In 2009, she founded DailyWorth, a startup focused on women’s financial independence and grew its audience and email list to 1.2M email subscribers. After DailyWorth was acquired, she moved into politics as the lead digital fundraiser for Marianne Williamson for President. Today she’s the Cofounder of HigherU, a digital training company for social impact entrepreneurs. She lives in Philadelphia with her partner, 2 children, 2 stepchildren, and 2 large Maine Coon cats.
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