Just about every guest on Our Money Power makes the point that women are values-driven investors. We want to grow our wealth — and we want to know our money is having a positive impact on the world we live in.
But many of us still don’t know where to start. What are the best products and tools for investing with our values? What questions should we even be asking? How do we take the first step?
Our guest today, Catherine Berman, is what I like to call - a “Disruptor for Good.” She is a passionate advocate for financial inclusion and wants to see more women investing, and investing with their values. She co-founded CNote, a platform that allows you to earn a competitive return while investing in women-led businesses and supporting communities that are not being served by the big banks and lenders. She says investing for impact starts by having those important money conversations:
"There is a cultural norm of men sharing stories about wealth, financial tips, (and) financial best practices, that has been deeply embedded in our society. And we don't have that on the same side for most women. How do we make it more of a cultural norm to talk about our money, to talk about what we're doing with it, to talk about the things that bring us pride? I think that's another big piece that we need to solve for if we're going to really step into our power around money."
- Catherine Berman