Editor’s Note: This post is part of a project in which we are exploring why many women lack confidence when discussing money. You can read the first installment of this series here.

Our interactions with the female entrepreneurs of our 1,000 Stories project were influential in our decision to write extensively about women and money. But while many were indeed hesitant to discuss finance with us, several were happy to talk dollars and cents. Some were even founders of money-centric businesses.

We want to shine a spotlight on a few of those women. Read on to learn more about three female entrepreneurs who are taking control of their money — and empowering others to do the same.


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Bridging the Gap Between Women and Funding: By founding Dallas-based MoolaHoop in 2013, Bazan created a crowd-funding platform that helps generate interest and excitement — as well as much-needed money — for female-owned, female-managed and female-led ventures. Her passion was sparked during her time at IBM, where she focused much of her professional energy on assisting small businesses.


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Sharing Valuable Knowledge: Bonelli is the entrepreneurial force behind Millennial Tax, a 360 tax management and strategic business planning firm in New York City that caters to soloprenuers and home-based businesses. Before starting her business in 2013, Bonelli was teaching network marketers the basics of tax savings.


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Setting a Positive Example:
This firm, run by Harris since founding it in 2009 in Upper Marlboro, Md., seeks to not only help women create reliable fiscal plans for themselves and their families, but also, to help them feel confident in their abilities to do so. She defines her success by the longevity of her financial lessons for future generations.


For all posts from this project, please click here.