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’s Equality Day. We celebrate all the women (and allies) 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 mentor and advocate, Founder Jenn Uhen heard from many women 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 women 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, researching the gender income and (more important) wealth gaps, and some infuriating realizations and personal experiences, Jenn knew she had to do something. Jenn built The Pledgettes to democratize access to financial experts, build a supportive space for women to evolve their relationship with money, and create connections so no woman is going after her personal financial goals alone.
Jenn and her husband have clear financial goals, which include a diverse portfolio of investment property, retirement accounts, and businesses. All while living a minimalist (but comfortable) lifestyle, including traveling the country in an Airstream RV.
Meet Our Speakers
Each week, a different professional comes to share their expertise and knowledge about their favorite money topics. Some of our speakers include:
Liz Windisch, Certified Financial Planner®
Kara Perez, Money Expert, Founder of Bravely Go
Julie Withrow, Marketing Strategist, Freelance Mentor
Kimberly Cummings, Negotiation Coach, Manifest Yourself
Annelise Bretthauer, CFP®, CDFA®
Meet Our Members
Our members are all on their own personal financial journey. They have unique goals including building an emergency fund, buying real estate, launching a new business, contributing to new retirement accounts, and more. Every member is building their own Financial A-Team, making their own money moves, and making it happen, with the support of our community.
Meet Our Partners
The Pledgettes community partners with organizations aligned with our mission to abolish the gender wealth gap.
We love collaboration!
Reach out if you are interested in:
– Being an expert for an upcoming Pledgettes webinar or event
– Sponsoring a Pledgettes event
– Collaborating on a Partner event
– Having Founder Jenn Uhen speak at an upcoming event
– Starting a local Pledgettes chapter in your city
– Or want to have a 1:1 Money Conversation. Let’s talk about money!