Time is Money, Start Talking
Let’s Get Comfortable Discussing Money
In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Akasha Absher about ways women can advocate for their finances. Akasha emphasizes the relationship between money and decision making, reminding us that our power to make choices grows when our discomfort with talking about money diminishes. As we learn to break away from the taboo of money-talk in our personal and professional lives, Akasha urges us to become comfortable with financial conversations so that we can seize opportunities of financial growth when they present themselves.
Host: Lorelei Gonzalez
Co-host: Akasha Absher
Akasha Absher is the Chief Consulting Officer for Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, a national investment consulting firm exclusively focused on nonprofit organizations and philanthropic private clients. In her role, Akasha oversees efforts to create partnerships and craft platforms that allow for meaningful impact in the community. Passionate about education and women’s issues, Akasha holds strong experience working in the nonprofit sector by thinking through strategic investment resources that support each organization’s mission.
Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):
- Perspective and bias shift of money 5:47
- Financial advocacy 11:08
- How our money choices create change 14:40
- Importance of financial discussion 16:00
- Where do we start? 21:00
- Create goals 24:40
- Be intentional with money-talk 27:20
- Femme fact: The Social Contract 28:40
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- STEM for HER (nonprofit)
- SEO (nonprofit)
- Mint: Budget, Bills, & Finance Tracker (app)
- Elevest (tool)
- Money.com (news)
- Marketwatch.com (news)
- Secrets of Wealthy Women (podcast)
Link to show transcript here.
Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “The Continuous Struggle With the Gender Pay Gap”
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