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Creating A World Where All Women Are Financially Empowered

Who We Are

Women's Money Matters, formerly Budget Buddies, builds the financial wellness, confidence, and security of women and girls living on low-incomes through a unique program that combines instructional workshops and personal, one-to-one coaching.

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Our Impact

180

Programs Implemented

1,587

Women Served

1,592

Volunteers Engaged

Why Women?

1 in 7 women in the US live in poverty
The financial literacy gap between men and women in the US is about 59% wider than the rest of the world
33% single mother households in Massachusetts live in poverty

In Their Words

"I'm a single mother. What I saw in Women's Money Matters was a way to empower women to be financially independent. You don't need an unreliable boyfriend. You don't need a husband if that doesn't happen for you. You can do it on your own."

LauraProgram Leader

"Before I started the topic, 'financial literacy' brought me feelings of anxiety."

AnonymousParticipant

"Our staff values Women's Money Matters because we recognize how fundamentally important financially literacy is. It's the springboard for anything our residents want to do in their lives. It's great to have hopes and dreams, but that financial foundation is how they're going to get there."

SusanaYWCA Northeastern MA

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WMM Testifies for Financial Education

We are so grateful that we were able to testify yesterday at the Massachusetts State…
News, Blogs, EventsPress Release

Raising Voices on Pay Equity

Women’s Money Matters empowers women to improve their financial health. We asked women in their…
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Women’s Money Matters Receives Grant from Womenade Boston to Financial Wellness Program

BOSTON - Women’s Money Matters, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women with essential financial…
Happy Black History Month! This month is the time for us to highlight and recognize everything Black people have accomplished in the US. Today, we  highlight five trailblazing Black women who have made contributions to finance! These women have left indelible marks on the finance industry and serve as inspirations for generations to come.🙌🏾

1. Dorothy Height: Prominent civil rights and women’s rights activist who also made significant contributions to economic empowerment within the African American community.
2. Arlene Isaacs-Lowe: Prominent figure in the finance industry, serving as Global Head of Investment Strategy and Market Insights at Moody’s Corporation. 
3. Sheila C. Johnson: Co-founded BET (Black Entertainment Television)
4. Janice Bryant Howroyd: Founder and CEO of The ActOne Group, one of the largest privately-held, woman-owned workforce solutions companies in the United States. 
5. Ursula Burns: First African American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company

#blackhistorymonth #womeninhistory #womeninfinance #womensmoneymatters

Happy Black History Month! This month is the time for us to highlight and recognize everything Black people have accomplished in the US. Today, we highlight five trailblazing Black women who have made contributions to finance! These women have left indelible marks on the finance industry and serve as inspirations for generations to come.🙌🏾

1. Dorothy Height: Prominent civil rights and women’s rights activist who also made significant contributions to economic empowerment within the African American community.
2. Arlene Isaacs-Lowe: Prominent figure in the finance industry, serving as Global Head of Investment Strategy and Market Insights at Moody’s Corporation.
3. Sheila C. Johnson: Co-founded BET (Black Entertainment Television)
4. Janice Bryant Howroyd: Founder and CEO of The ActOne Group, one of the largest privately-held, woman-owned workforce solutions companies in the United States.
5. Ursula Burns: First African American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company

#blackhistorymonth #womeninhistory #womeninfinance #womensmoneymatters
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Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Nightshift Brewing - Lovejoy Wharf for the Women’s Money Matters CommunityMixer in Boston! This in-person event is the perfect opportunity to connect with others who are passionate about empowering women through financial wellness.

Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or new to the WMM community, this mixer is open to everyone. Also, feel free to invite a friend or colleague who is interested in volunteering or learning more about us. Come and meet fellow WMM community members, exchange stories, ask team questions, and share your experiences. Discover new ways to get involved and make a positive impact with Women’s Money Matters.

Enjoy Nightshift Brewing’s finest craft beers while we build community bonds. This is a fantastic chance to network, learn from others, and find out about high-impact volunteer opportunities in our community.

Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Mark your calendar and join us at Nightshift Brewing - Lovejoy Wharf for the WMM Volunteer Mixer in Boston. Together, let’s make a difference!

Here’s the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wmm-volunteer-mixer-boston-tickets-807718316227

Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Nightshift Brewing - Lovejoy Wharf for the Women’s Money Matters CommunityMixer in Boston! This in-person event is the perfect opportunity to connect with others who are passionate about empowering women through financial wellness.

Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or new to the WMM community, this mixer is open to everyone. Also, feel free to invite a friend or colleague who is interested in volunteering or learning more about us. Come and meet fellow WMM community members, exchange stories, ask team questions, and share your experiences. Discover new ways to get involved and make a positive impact with Women’s Money Matters.

Enjoy Nightshift Brewing’s finest craft beers while we build community bonds. This is a fantastic chance to network, learn from others, and find out about high-impact volunteer opportunities in our community.

Don’t miss out on this exciting event! Mark your calendar and join us at Nightshift Brewing - Lovejoy Wharf for the WMM Volunteer Mixer in Boston. Together, let’s make a difference!

Here’s the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wmm-volunteer-mixer-boston-tickets-807718316227
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Congratulations to our United Way Greater New Bedford graduates for completing their financial wellness program! Our program graduation rate is higher than ever at 96%! We are so happy to partner with @unitedwayofgnb, an organization that mobilizes people, partnerships, and resources to strengthen our communities! 🙌🏾🥳🎉🎉

The workshop was successful, and the women demonstrated an incredible commitment to their personal finance growth! They had great things to say about the presenters, coaches, and all involved!💜💚

“My biggest success during this program was learning more about how to save and budget towards food, which is a large expense for me and has been a burden lately. The workshop was very helpful, especially the shopping exercise we did.” - WMM Grad💫🫶🏾

Thank you to Paula and everyone who made this program a success! #womensmoneymatters #financiallyfierce

Congratulations to our United Way Greater New Bedford graduates for completing their financial wellness program! Our program graduation rate is higher than ever at 96%! We are so happy to partner with @unitedwayofgnb, an organization that mobilizes people, partnerships, and resources to strengthen our communities! 🙌🏾🥳🎉🎉

The workshop was successful, and the women demonstrated an incredible commitment to their personal finance growth! They had great things to say about the presenters, coaches, and all involved!💜💚

“My biggest success during this program was learning more about how to save and budget towards food, which is a large expense for me and has been a burden lately. The workshop was very helpful, especially the shopping exercise we did.” - WMM Grad💫🫶🏾

Thank you to Paula and everyone who made this program a success! #womensmoneymatters #financiallyfierce
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Thank you to Acadian Asset Management for hosting an amazing WMM board retreat this weekend!🎉🎉

It was a pleasure to welcome Valerie a WMM graduate, as our newest board member. We’re thrilled to have you joining our amazing board Valerie! 

Our Board Members Shannon M. Gath Sarah Connors Michelle Brathwaite Brandie Conforti Naznine Tilak and our Executive Director, Danielle Piskadlo  met on Sunday to connect, strategize, and set the stage for an exciting 2024! We are ready to have an extraordinary year!🙌🏾💚💜

Thank you to Acadian Asset Management for hosting an amazing WMM board retreat this weekend!🎉🎉

It was a pleasure to welcome Valerie a WMM graduate, as our newest board member. We’re thrilled to have you joining our amazing board Valerie!

Our Board Members Shannon M. Gath Sarah Connors Michelle Brathwaite Brandie Conforti Naznine Tilak and our Executive Director, Danielle Piskadlo met on Sunday to connect, strategize, and set the stage for an exciting 2024! We are ready to have an extraordinary year!🙌🏾💚💜
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