Another theme that has run through my life is the absolute urgency of empowering women to reveal the magnificence of who we truly are. And we do this together! Women can celebrate and empower female friends, daughters, sisters, mothers, and partners by providing accurate information and emotional encouragement as well as financial support.
An otherwise insightful book I read about how women must care for themselves to create romantic, respectful marriages suggested that women hand over all the finances to their husbands. This author proposed that handling money is inherently too stressful, complicated, and hard for women. Not only is this factually untrue, it is a disabling idea!
My favorite women’s magazine had an issue dedicated to mastery. Leading-edge experts gave interesting advice on nutrition, skincare, relationships, and self-esteem. But the financial experts seemed to be caught in a worldview from a century ago. The investment advisors suggested that boring investments were the best because reliability was the most a woman should hope for.