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 will gladly continue 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 learning about the gender income and wealth gaps, and some infuriating realizations and personal experiences, Jenn wanted to find action she could take to tackle this important issue. She had a community of experts whom would be willing to share their knowledge. And she knew there were so many womxn who wanted conversation, support, and knowledge about money. Jenn built The Pledgettes to bring these groups together with an online peer-supported community and expert-led events.
Currently, The Pledgettes’ has members in Colorado, Illinois, and Arizona. Actively growing our community across the country. Local events are currently in Denver.
We are growing!
As The Pledgettes grow, we will be adding a Marketing Coordinator, Denver City Manager and Chicago City Manager. If you want to be a part of our growth, email Jenn and introduce yourself.