Money is power*, and women have less of both. This is an interesting article from the NY Times that explores the money and power gap between men and women. I talk about this often. Men have had many centuries to understand their power. Society, on the other hand, has not done a particularly good job of helping women feel comfortable with this power. “Girls as they are growing up are not socialized to feel that it’s ok for them to have ambition about creating wealth, not the way it is for little boys.” I think that there can be a view that liking money is unfeminine in some way. We really need to change that. FULL STORY
Where Purposeful Women Manage Meaningful Wealth
Most of my clients are smart, successful women, living incredibly busy lives. Many have a secure career, but something has changed for them creating a feeling of uncertainty about their future. They have been earning and saving well but they realise they do not feel confident that their money will provide for them when they need it.
What’s interesting is that it doesn’t matter what’s happening in their life, they often share the same concerns:
When can I stop working?
Can I maintain my lifestyle?
How can I feel more confident managing my money?