Tiffany Aliche


Black female financial gurus are breaking barriers in the personal finance realm. They serve as role models to women everywhere, especially women of color. There’s something inspirational about seeing someone who looks like you achieve the same goal that you want to achieve. Their visibility consistently gives me the motivation to meet my own financial goals because if they can, why can’t I?

These female gurus have helped me in more ways than one because they’ve helped change my money habits and serve as inspiration. I am a regular on their sites, a fan of their books and a member of some of their Facebook groups. Surrounding myself with role models, resources and other women interested in reaching financial goals will surely feed your ambition for financial independence, as it does for me.

Bola Sokunbi, Clever Girl Finance

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Bola Sokunbi is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, money expert, and a best-selling author of Clever Girl Finance. Her main goal is to help women save money, build real wealth, maintain accountability, and ditch debt. Bola offers a financial education program that provides financial guidance and empowers women. Join Bola at Clever Girl Finance! In our recent interview with Vanessa Ideh, she mentioned Bola Sokunbi as one of the people that inspired her to start Launch To Wealth, a YouTube channel with over 300,000 subscribers.

Michelle Singletary, The Color of Money

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Michelle Singletary is a personal finance columnist. She pens The Color of Money, a recurring column in The Washington Post on Wednesdays and Sundays. She is also the author of three personal finance books, a television host, and has appeared on NPR. Subscribe for weekly newsletters to learn how to spend well and live rich!

​Kara Stevens, The Frugal Feminista

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Kara Stevens is determined to help black women step into their financial confidence and eradicate their debt. She has worked with thousands of women as a consultant, speaker, writer, and coach. Be happy. Be healthy. Be brave with Kara!

Patrice Washington, Chase Purpose, Not Money

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Patrice Washington is a financial expert who is redefining wealth. She helps women to live their life’s purpose, find fulfillment, and earn more without chasing money. Patrice is a number one best-selling author and has appeared on dozens of popular media outlets, such as the Steve Harvey Show and Dr. OzSubscribe to her newsletter and podcast to live in your purpose!

​Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista

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Tiffany Aliche is an award-winning financial educator whose mission is to empower women and provide them with resources to create a better life. Her financial movement has helped over 800,000 women and eradicated $75 million in debt. She is a blogger, podcaster, and she has even helped change the legislature in New Jersey (The Budgetnista Law). Join her Live Richer Academy!

​Marsha Barnes, The Finance Bar

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Marsha Barnes is a Certified Financial Social Worker, financial educator, and financial commentator. Marsha aims to build your financial confidence. She believes in financial education for all and she even has a financial literacy bus! Join her Members Club!

Dominique Broadway, Finances Demystified

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Dominique Broadway is an award-winning financial planner, personal finance coach, speaker, finance expert, entrepreneur and the Founder of Finances De·mys·ti·fied & The Social Money Tour. She has a passion for helping young professionals, entrepreneurs, and people of all ages achieve their dreams. Join her Bootcamp!

​Kendra James, The Finance Femme

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Kendra James is a virtual CFO and business manager. Kendra specializes in building a structure and financial strategies for business women that are ready to take their business to the next level. She offers a podcast, consultations, coaching for accounting professionals and a virtual CFO service. Sign up for her services!

​Melissa Boutin, Your Money Worth

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Melissa is both a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) and a money coach. She specializes in helping Caribbean and American Millennials rid themselves of debt, so they can live the life of their dreams! Join her Money Massive Crew for financial hacks, money tips, scholarship alerts and more!

Dasha Kennedy, The Broke Black Girl

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Dasha Kennedy is a millennial financial coach who is helping women of color get ahead. She is the founder of the Broke Black Girl Facebook group, filled with over 60,000 women. She consults with clients about money management, female entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Dasha aims to improve black financial literacy within the community. Keep up with Dasha here!

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The’ Budgetnista’ Tiffany Aliche.

She works tirelessly to make sure more women worldwide become more financially savvy. Isn’t that amazing? She does this through her Facebook group and bestselling books. Because of her consistency and excellence in the field, she has been featured on Forbes, New York Times, Essence and more.

Laura Weidman Powers


What’s not to love about a beautiful and fearless woman who daily does all she can to make black people proportionately represented in tech. She is the co-founder of CODE2040 a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities.  Laura was a senior policy adviser for Science and Technology in Obama’s administration.

Evita Robinson



Who creates a group dedicated to building a community of travelers and making world travel more accessible to people of color and successfully builds the group to more than 14, 000 members? Evita! She has even built a successful business around the community.

Bozoma Saint John


Boz as she is fondly called is the Ghanian- Amercian woman , making waves at Apple Music. She was recently appointed the head of global consumer marketing for iTunes and Apple Music and has proved her worth ever since. She is the brains behind the biggest Apple Music ad ever starring Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige and Kerry Washington.

Lindsey Day


Natural hair is the in thing but we love that Lindsey found a new way to celebrate the movement. She started CRWN, the world’s first natural hair magazine. The quarterly publication amplifies the experiences of women of color with curls and afros to celebrates them like the queens they are.

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