Today is International Women’s Day. According to the IWD website, “it is a global day of celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.” This isn’t a new celebration. It’s been observed in different parts of the world for over a century.
And it’s also a day to address the gender gaps that still exist. Financial literacy is one of those gaps. Women are often so busy in their everyday lives that they put off things they know are important – including learning about money. Getting around to it someday isn’t soon enough. Today needs to be someday. Today you need to start rocking your money.
Our post today is part of a movement created by Chelsea Brennan, the blogger behind the site Mama Fish Saves. Her #WomenRockMoney event brings together almost 40 women personal finance bloggers. Their goal today is to share a message of the importance of helping women achieve success and improve their finances – no matter their starting point.
Chelsea’s movement is coming alive during the week we also launched this new website Women Who Money.
And it’s exciting! There are MILLIONS of women (and men) who need help and support taking control of their finances. And we can all work together sharing information about budgeting, tracking expenses, credit, saving, investing, real estate, frugality, financial independence, and more.
We may be “experts” in some areas, but no one person can answer everyone’s money questions. We also have a wide variety of life experiences. People who want to improve their financial literacy need to feel connected and our stories matter. By working together as writers, we can better meet the needs of the people we meet.
I’d like to think Aristotle had it figured out when he said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” When we come together, we’re worth more than if we work in isolation. And I think that’s true for almost anything that is important in life.
Take some time today to read the messages shared by women who are participating in the Women Rock Money collaboration. They all have different voices, stories, and messages.
And please share her collaboration page, along with our Women Who Money website with the women in your life who may need help. You can click the “share” buttons on any page you read. That will allow you to do things like forwarding the message to your Facebook friends or sharing a post to a specific email address.
We’ll end here with a saying,
There are 7 Days a week and someday isn’t one of them.
Let today be the someday where you introduce a woman you care about to the personal finance community. Now go rock your money!
Before you go make sure to join our community below (before 7 p.m. EST on 3/9) for your chance to win a Women Rock Money T-Shirt!
In honor of the amazing @MamaFishSaves and her #WomenRockMoney event for #internationalwomensday2018 – we’re giving away one of her cool shirts! Just sign up for our email list at https://t.co/4fmVA37Wg1 by 7 p.m. EST Friday night and you’re entered! #InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/VPGP8I2dhG
— MoneyWomen (@womenwhomoney) March 7, 2018