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At The Story Exchange, we believe that a woman who is in control of her finances has the power to assert herself in many other areas of her life. And through our 1,000 Stories campaign, we have celebrated hundreds of women who took responsibility for their financial and personal destinies via entrepreneurship.

However, through the anecdotal evidence we’ve collected, we have observed a frequent reluctance from women when it comes to discussing money. This hesitance manifests itself not only when some women talk about the present financial state of their companies, but also, when they express — or rather, decline to express — the desire to earn profits from their work.

In short, despite the level of accomplishment many female entrepreneurs achieve, when money enters into the conversation, women tend to clam up.

During the summer, we will be exploring the issue through interviews with experts and input from female entrepreneurs. Check back here for more posts on this content series, or visit our homepage for more information.

Women & Money: The Confidence Gap
Why do many women feel uncomfortable discussing and controlling their finances?

Growing Up Comfortable with Money
Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen Wealth Management, talks finance education for all ages.

Childhood Lessons in Finance
Francis Financial founder Stacy Francis discusses the role socialization plays in how women interact with money.

The Importance of Fiscal Fitness
Finance coach Rebecca Eve talks about why women need to understand money in order to earn it.

Reflecting on Women’s Relationship With Money
After a career in banking, Victoria Wang, co-founder of The Story Exchange, says more women need to take control of their financial lives.

A Snapshot of Female Finance Entrepreneurs
Several woman business owners from our 1,000 Stories project run money-centric ventures.

Finding Financial Assistance
A brief list of resources for women seeking money-related information and empowerment.

Women & Money: Setting an Example
It’s important to have positive female role models when it comes to handling money.

Overcoming Uncertainty — With a Little Help
How a support system helped several female entrepreneurs through money struggles.

3 Ways to Tackle Your Money Stress Solo
If you don’t have help, here’s how to overcome the financial anxieties of running a business.

Crowdfunding-Related Anxiety
One female entrepreneur talked with us about pre-launch jitters. An expert explains how to avoid them.

Bouncing Back
Beginning again when your first entrepreneurial endeavor goes under.

The Tangled Web We Weave
PlumbTalk, Inc. CEO Shelley Plumb talks through the experience of letting feelings dictate finances.

Positive Attitude, Positive Change
Financial adviser Manisha Thakor wants to “link women’s empowerment and personal finance, so women’s voices can soar.”

Grandmother’s Struggle Inspires Finance Expert
Stacy Francis of Savvy Ladies helps women prepare (fiscally) for anything.