Rank #1: Feminine Finance, Cartoons, and the Solidarity Economy with Janelle Orsi
Cooperatives are revitalizing communities, satiating hearts with feelings of belonging. By participating in coops, individuals are more effectively stewarding resources and taking responsibility for meeting the needs of the community in mutually beneficial ways. People are creating vibrant local economies through utility cooperatives, food and pharmaceutical coops, community-supported agriculture, and housing cooperatives. “Money-Wise Women” guest Janelle […]
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Dec 03 2019
Rank #2: My Personal Story
Inside of each of us are stories about money. These memories are about more than just numbers. Your worth and security are intimately intertwined with how you earn, spend, give, and save money. These tales define success, status, and our very identity. Revealing our intimate money stories takes courage. In this unique episode of “Money-Wise Women,” you […]
Apr 17 2019
Rank #3: If Money Could Talk with Sarah McCrum
Friendships are nourishing. Giving and receiving attention, love, acknowledgment, and money generates a renewable source of energy. When you are accepted as you are, without pretense, then the superficial half-truths of social acquaintance fall away. Where you are understood, you feel belonging. Becoming friends with money starts with a conversation. “Money-Wise Women” guest Sarah […]
Feb 27 2019
Rank #4: Wealth with a Purpose with Morgan Simon
Aligning your money with your values requires vigilance. As individuals like you engage in solidarity instead of charity, a healthier economy will emerge. Impact investing uses money to precipitate positive social change through assessment of the social and environmental improvements being enabled. “Money-Wise Women” guest Morgan Simon is an investment advisor and founder of the Candide […]
Oct 29 2019
Rank #5: Creating Sacred Wealth with Feminine Principles with Kara Gilligan
Money is sacred, and so is a woman’s creative force, known as “Shakti” in the Tantric tradition. People are conditioned to believe that the sacred is separate from the ordinary. Many believe that money is not holy and feminine pleasure is sinful. Some women resist power and wealth because they associate it with becoming an […]
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Feb 26 2018
Rank #6: The New Economy Coalition: Building Wealth from the Bottom Up with Kelly Baker
Building wealth from the bottom up in local communities is essential for improving the well-being of people. Trickle-down economics is a lie that allowed the extraction of wealth from communities during the last several decades. With the passage of NAFTA in the 1990s, corporations abandoned domestic production across America to chase profits through cheaper labor […]
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May 20 2019
Rank #7: BerkShares and EF Schumacher with Susan Witt and Rachel Moriarty
A “complementary currency” is money created for circulation in a specific community or region. It is used in tandem with a national currency, and creates incentive for local commerce and celebrates the unique heritage of a place. Complementary currencies revitalize local economies by maximizing circulation of local goods within a region. They create incentives for local […]
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Jun 11 2019
Rank #8: Wellbeing in the Post-Growth World with Eeva Houtbeckers
Women in Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, and around the world are calling for wellbeing to be put at the heart of government thinking. These elected leaders, researchers, and policy experts are prioritizing quality of life over economic growth.Outdated economic theory equates the success of an economy with growth in production. That is why we hear […]
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Jan 28 2020
Rank #9: Tribal Communities: Living for a Living with Se-ah-dom Edmo
Sacred reciprocity is at the heart of all living systems. Indigenous wisdom recognizes the values threading the intricate web of life. Social justice activists are transforming colonial capitalist marketing into more intimate economies where people depend on their neighbors. A culture of reciprocity is founded on gratitude for the interwoven responsibility we have to each […]
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May 01 2019
Rank #10: Tapping the Power of Grief
Feeling grief at the loss of what is precious is inevitable. Grief is not a problem to be fixed, it is a human experience that can deepen our sense of belonging; it can bring vitality into our communities when shared. I recently told my women's group about my experience at the “Managing Planetary Collapse” gathering […]
Oct 02 2018
Rank #11: The Power of Public Banking with Ellen Brown
In June, we gave a presentation to business students at Southern Oregon University about debt. They were surprised when we described how money comes into circulation as debt with compounding interest owed to private banks. We explained how this design fuels the need for the economic growth that is harming people and planet. It became […]
Jul 10 2019
Rank #12: Women With Financial Courage with Hilary Hendershott
Obstructive beliefs about money were dissolved at a ritual with tears and laughter last weekend. Personal obstacles to financial success were written onto slips of “spy” paper and thrown into water as women declared what they were dissolving. The ritual was lead by Luna Jaffe of the Sacred Money Studios at the Mindful Wealth […]
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Sep 27 2018
Rank #13: Evocative Questions about Money with Terry Woodland
Questions open gateways to greater creativity and understanding. Compassionate inquiry and deep listening are important characteristics of feminine leadership. Life-altering breakthroughs happen using open-ended questions, especially about taboo topics like money, and wisdom emerges from group inquiry. A feminine leader has the courage to ask evocative questions without knowing the answers. One […]
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Sep 05 2018
Rank #14: Thirty Years of Cultivating Cultural Wealth at Bioneers with Nina Simons
Women are at the intersection of spirit, culture, and the economy. We stand at the threshold of possibility, as the feminine rises. Interconnected, we flourish in purposeful leadership and in the return of the feminine in us all. “Money-Wise Women” guest Nina Simons co-founded the Bioneers Conference thirty years ago with her husband, Kenny Ausubel. Nina […]
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May 08 2019
Rank #15: Activating the Youth in Zimbabwe with Tadzie Madzima
Excited youth milled around under the shade of palm trees in the balmy weather of Zimbabwe. Many were nervous. They were about to explore what they had to offer and what they needed from 150 other young people they didn’t know, as the opening to a weekend of leadership training. Many would soon experience profound shifts […]
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Sep 25 2019
Rank #16: Money Conversations for Economic Justice with Hadassah Damien
Your silence will not protect you from economic tyranny. Talking about money is essential, even when it’s uncomfortable. I’m not suggesting that you discuss exclusively personal finances. Let’s also talk about debt as a system of domination and how we cooperate in a post-growth economy. Let’s learn to disengage from predatory systems and liberate […]
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Jun 14 2018
Rank #17: An Economy in Service to Life with Hunter Lovins
For 50 years, creative performers and artisans have come together to share their gifts at the Oregon Country Fair. In July, we visited the fair in the small town of Veneta (pop. 4000), which broke records with over 51 thousand visitors over three days. As I bought handmade dragon wings for my son directly from […]
Jul 31 2019
Rank #18: The Mindful Wealth Conference with Luna Jaffe and Lea Schodel
Imagine that your financial world is only black and white, that only numbers define your relationship with money…until, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, you open the door to a vivid, vibrant, colorful reality. Suddenly, you see money in rainbow colors. Each exchange comes alive with meaning and is aligned with your purpose. Your […]
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Jun 27 2018
Rank #19: Financing Change and Changing Finance in California with Fiona Ma
Elected women in California are influencing financial decisions about public banks, credit unions, retirement funds, cannabis, and other critical pivot points of progressive change. These pioneers are advocating for policies that keep more money circulating within communities to provide affordable housing, quality jobs, and a healthy environment. One such leader is California’s 34th State Treasurer Fiona […]
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Jul 24 2019
Rank #20: How to Use Technology to Improve Your Finances with Sofia Rossato
Technology has radically transformed the financial landscape. With the proliferation of smart phones, people have real-time access to markets and accounts. Yet this abundant financial information does not make people more money-wise. How can technology improve our financial lives? “Money-Wise Women” guest Sofia Rossato is founder of WellWallet. She is passionate about […]
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Sep 18 2018