Women’s History Month: Who paved the path for you?

Alice Tang
inspiring, compelling, energetic financial advising expert

In the tapestry of our lives, we’re woven from the threads of those who came before us. My story reflects the strength and perseverance passed down through generations, beginning with my grandmother and great-aunt, whose courage paved the way for my family’s future.

Growing up in a small village of about 500, where traditional gender roles persisted, my grandmother defied societal expectations by raising her daughter with a belief in education and independence. Meanwhile, my great-aunt blazed a trail as the first woman from our village to pursue higher education and a career outside of manual labor.

Recognizing the limitations of my grandmother’s circumstances, my great-aunt stepped in, advocating for my mother’s education and covering the costs of her schooling. Through her selflessness, my mother gained access to opportunities that transformed her life, ultimately leading her to a career in nursing.

Inspired by the sacrifices and investments made by the women before me, I, too, have inherited a legacy of empowerment and resilience. My mother, a tiger mom, ensured that my brother and I had access to education, quietly saving for years to send me abroad for college.

As the first college graduate in my family, I understand the transformative power of education and financial stability. I carry this privilege with a sense of responsibility, fueled by the belief that empowering women is critical to creating a more equitable society.

In a world where financial literacy and empowerment are still elusive for many women, organizations like Working for Women are beacons of hope. Through their advocacy, training, and support, they’re breaking down barriers and empowering women to take control of their financial futures.

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Beth Bengtson, the visionary behind Working for Women. Her insights reinforced the importance of women investing in themselves and having open conversations about money. Together, we discussed the significance of reframing our perspectives on financial decisions, recognizing them as investments in our future and the well-being of our families.

It’s time to break the taboo surrounding money and embrace conversations that empower women to make informed financial choices. By investing in ourselves and each other, we can build a future where every woman has the opportunity to thrive.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s honor the legacy of those who came before us by investing in our own financial empowerment. Whether through education, advocacy, or collective action, we each have a role in creating a more equitable and successful world for women everywhere.

If you’re interested in supporting initiatives that uplift women, whether for personal growth or to invest in the future generation, I recommend you explore the following organizations:

  • Power of Women: Harnessing the power of music and media to champion female leadership, foster peace, and enhance well-being among women and girls.
  • Girls Build: Cultivating curiosity and confidence among girls by immersing them in the world of building.
  • Oregon Tradeswomen: Empowering lives through community-building and fostering economic independence via training, advocacy, and leadership development in skilled trades.
  • 99 Girlfriends: Cultivating a diverse community of women who collectively contribute to philanthropic causes and engage in collaborative learning.
  • Working for Women: A collective of businesses and professionals dedicated to providing women with access to training, mentorship, and employment opportunities through collective giving.
  • Financial Beginnings: A national nonprofit committed to delivering accessible and impartial financial education programs to youth and adults in schools and community-based organizations across the nation.

 

Ready to embark on your journey toward financial empowerment? I invite you to explore my Money Confidence signature talk

 I dive into the following topics: 

  • Challenge limiting beliefs
  • Tapping into motivations and beliefs around money
  • Shifting mindsets to action rather than reaction
  • How to stop leaving money on the table
  • Accepting reality and paving a path forward
  • Adopting simple processes to catapult success
  • Taking charge of finances and building confidence for the future

 

Together, we can challenge limiting beliefs, shift mindsets, and build confidence to seize control of our futures.

 

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About Alice Tang

Alice Tang, ChFC® is a Financial Advisor, Speaker and Educator. As an immigrant to the United States, Alice faced the reality of starting a career from scratch, forcing herself to become self-reliant. Self- discovery became her life-calling, and she has since made a name for herself as Financial Advisor, Speaker and Mentor, led to inspiring others, especially women, to be courageous, confident and successful.

“Step into your power courageously. Your deepened relationship = Your Wealth.” – Alice Tang

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