Educated & Broke

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Women on the Rise International, Ford Motor Company and Truist Bank have partnered together to present a two part financial empowerment series entitled “Educated and Broke” for women who have the degree and/or have a lot of talent but find themselves living paycheck to paycheck.

Entrepreneurship arises from economic crises in the form of necessity and it has become apparent that when applying for resources and supplemental funds, many women-owned businesses lack the proper toolkit to keep their ventures afloat during economic troughs. According to, economic crises also disproportionately affect women-owned small business and loan programs favor those that have established relationships with banks. This discrepancy helps to maintain the gender gap in business rather than close it.

It’s important now more than ever that we learn the life skills and confidence needed to manage our money, reduce debt and build wealth. Women on the Rise’s Educated and Broke series is a financial empowerment series to educate more women on how to develop tactical strategies to earn more money, know their worth, budget, save, pay off debt, invest, start a business and provide a legacy for their families. This series seeks to provide women with the resources and knowledge toolkit to better themselves in their careers as well as entrepreneurial efforts. Through seminars in financial empowerment, Educated and Broke equips women with the tools to contribute to the closing of the gender pay gap. The program is aimed at women mid-career who hold a college degree and seek the educational, personal, and professional development to progress their career and better their financial literacy.

We hope you will join us for what will be a power packed event. What's even more exciting is that these workshops are FREE.

You will also receive a FREE Downloadable workbook to help you build your business and scale it for growth.

Additionally, the first 25 participants that complete our post event survey will receive via US Mail a FREE copy of our special guest's book: "The Fearless Money Mindset: Broke Doesn't Scare Me" by Arian Simone. ($25 Value)

Arian Simone, Founder and CEO of Arian Simone Enterprises, is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, best-selling author, international speaker, and PR & marketing specialist. Arian received her MBA from Florida A&M and has over 17 years of entrepreneurial experience from pioneering and growing a successful PR and marketing firm to founding Fearless Magazine and the Fearless Platform in 2010 with a mission of inspiring entrepreneurial women. Arian has transitioned from working with billion-dollar corporate entertainment clients, such as Sony Pictures, Walt Disney, Universal and more to raising a venture capital fund focused on investing in women of color led startup companies. She believes that every woman of color entrepreneur should have the opportunity to raise capital from someone across the table who looks like them.

We are here to make an impact in the community and the change starts with each of us...Let's do this!!!!

About Women on the Rise International, Inc.


Women on the Rise™ International, Inc. is a 501c3 non profit organization formed with the purpose of providing educational empowerment events for women, with a focus on women's health, wellness, and empowerment. Featured Speakers at each event discuss real time issues affecting women within our community, and share how they have overcome obstacles within their personal lives and/or careers to inspire other women to “Lean In” and do the same. These events provide an opportunity for like-minded women to gather, network, and inspire one another. Additionally, the organization mentors high school and college aged women on self-esteem, empowerment, and professional development.

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