About

When women talk about money, they talk about power. We think women should be talking about money more.

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Women Talk Money is about getting more women to speak at accounting and fintech conferences. We believe we need a two-prong approach to setting our industries’ conference programming on a path to gender parity:

1) Show conference organizers just how many experienced, expert speakers there are in this space that are not men. To do this, we built the directory.

2) Set women and non-binary professionals in this space up to thrive on conference stages with workshops, training, and opportunities to hone their speaking skills. We run professional development programs like this through Fearless in Training.

 

For Conference Organizers

We have compiled a list of over one hundred talented, experienced speakers from around the world that are experts in areas of accounting, personal finance, and fintech. We were hugely inspired by the work of Christina Wodtke, Danielle Barnes, and their team at Women Talk Design.

Browse the directory. You can filter and search by expertise, location, and name. Want a custom curated list of recommended speakers? Contact us.

For Speakers

It is our sincere belief that by creating this resource, we will dispel the idea that speakers that aren’t men are hard to find, uplift and encourage  women and non-binary folks to share their stories, and change the conversation about whose voice matters in the world of finance.

Fill out the directory submission form.

 
Photo from  WOCinTech Chat.

Photo from WOCinTech Chat.

Why “womxn” with an “x”?

Throughout Womxn Talk Money, you’ll see us sometimes use “womxn” with an “x” instead of the typical spelling. This is an acknowledgment of the wide array of gender expressions present in the accounting and financial tech space.

It is a vital part of this project that when we talk about uplifting women in this industry, that we include women of color, queer women, disabled women, trans folks, and genderfluid and non-binary folks.

The spelling of “womxn” with an “x” is adopted from the from the practice of using the term “Latinx” instead of Latino or Latina to be more gender inclusive.

Further Reading

The Daily Dot: “Womyn vs Womxn vs Woman”
New York Times: “What Do Womxn Want”
Debuk: “X marks the what?”

>> If you identify as a part of any marginalized group and have feedback for us on other inclusive practices we can adopt, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Our Team & Partnerships

Womxn Talk Money is an initiative of Fearless in Training. It is run by Fearless in Training founder and CEO Madeline Pratt with support from Sara Keats.

Want to support Womxn Talk Money? We’re always looking for opportunities to partner with companies, conferences, and individuals that share our values.

 

Land Acknowledgement

Womxn Talk Money started in Seattle, WA. We acknowledge that we work on land that is the ancestral home of the Duwamish and many other Indigenous peoples recorded and unrecorded, who have been the custodians of this land since time immemorial. As guests and — in many of our cases — as settlers on this land, we extend our deepest gratitude and respect to their ancestors and elders past, present, and future. 

Part of our understanding of how to honor Coast Salish protocol is by making material gifts to the Indigenous peoples of this land as a way of recognizing their genealogical responsibility to the well-being of the territory and all beings who make a home here. We encourage you to donate online at www.realrentduwamish.org