The Pledgettes was founded on August 26, 2019. As our mission is to abolish the gender wealth gap, it only seemed fitting to launch on Women Equality Day. We celebrate all the womxn (and advocates) that have gone before us to get us to where we are today. We have come a long way. The Pledgettes are continuing the fight forward until we abolish the gender wealth gap.
As a career coach, mentor, and advocate, Founder Jenn Uhen heard from many womxn that they will start investing “someday,” or that growing up they were taught to save their money. They weren’t taught the benefit of “investing in themselves” or investing on their own. Jenn also saw that womxn who were confident and clear with their financial goals had these “right-time, right-place conversations.” Jenn had a number of those conversations and saw the impact it made her in life.
Combine these conversations with binge-watching The Handmaid’s Tale, a lot of research on the gender income and wealth gaps, and some infuriating realizations and personal experiences, and Jenn knew she had to do something. Jenn built The Pledgettes to democratize access to financial experts and build a supportive space for womxn to forever change their relationship with money.
Meet Our Speakers
We have some fantastic guest speakers who have shared their expertise with our community including:
Liz Windisch, Certified Financial Planner (R)
Kara Perez, Money Expert, Founder of Bravely Go
Julie Withrow, Marketing Strategist, Freelance Mentor
Kimberly Cummings, Negotiation Coach, Manifest Yourself
Annelisa Bretthauer, CFP(R), CDFA(R)
We are growing!
Today, The Pledgettes’ has members from all across the country and continues to expand. If you want to be a part of our growth, email Jenn and introduce yourself.