We embolden womxn to take an active role in their finances because we know the first step to closing the gender wealth gap is learning how to make value-aligned decisions towards your individual financial goals. And when more womxn take individual action or make money moves, our collective impact grows.
Our goal is to abolish the gender wealth gap so that we can live in wealthier and healthier communities.
This is how we CARE about our individual members and our community as a whole:
Community. We believe in the power of collective impact and that every individual action contributes to larger change.
Autonomy. We acknowledge that you are the CEO of your money – setting your direction and making your decisions on your financial journey.
Recognition. We celebrate each other’s successes, milestones, and progress towards individual goals that ultimately contribute to the larger collective impact.
Equity. We value diverse perspectives and all paths to building wealth, and we support each other’s individual financial goals and personal journeys.
The Pledgettes was founded on August 26, 2019. As we work to abolish the gender wealth gap, it 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 and still have a long way to go. The Pledgettes are committed to being a catalyst to abolish the gender wealth gap.
As a mentor and advocate, Founder Jenn Uhen heard from many women that they will start investing “someday,” or growing up they were taught it’s rude to talk about money. These money narratives weren’t serving them to have a healthy relationship with money where they could confidently build wealth. Jenn also noted 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 on her financial journey 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 simple (but comfortable) lifestyle, including traveling the country in an Airstream RV.
Each week, a different expert joins us to share their favorite money topics, like these incredible women!
Jacki Carr, Goals Coach and “Identifying Your Values + Aligning them with Your Money”
Liz Windisch, Certified Financial Planner® and “How to Hire a Financial Professional”
Kimberly Cummings, Negotiation Coach, Manifest Yourself and “Negotiating Your Salary and Fee for Your 9-5 and 5-9”
Maggie Gomez, Certified Financial Planner® and “How to Build a Diversified Investment Portfolio on Your Own”
Julie Withrow, Content Strategist, Freelance Mentor and “Building a Consistent & Predictable Freelance or Consulting Business”
Monica Meng, Co-Founder and “Sustainable Investing 101”
Jala Eaton Esq., CTFA and “Your Legacy Deserves To Be Protected”
Katrina Cobb, Business Consultant, and Coach and “How I Became a Digital Nomad to Change My Financial Picture”
Stephanie Vail, Realtor and “Strategy First when Buying a Home”
Our members are all on their own personal financial journey. They have unique goals including becoming an accredited investor, buying real estate, launching a new business, evolving their money mindset, and having better money conversations with their partners. Every member is building their own Financial A-Team, making their own money moves, and participating in our community.
The Pledgettes partners with organizations who support our mission and may provide Pledgettes Perks.
We love collaboration!
Reach out if you are interested in:
– Being an expert for an upcoming Pledgettes webinar or event
– Sponsoring a Pledgettes event
– Hosting a Money Workshop with Founder Jenn Uhen at your company, organization, or community
– Starting a local Pledgettes chapter in your city
– Or want to have a 1:1 Money Conversation. Let’s talk about money!