119. Women Starting Over—Coming Back After a Money Crisis
Oraynab Jwayyed, consultant and Founder of Business Interludes, LLC, helps women learn to manage their money and organize their financial lives. The latest of her two e-books, released on amazon.com in October 2015, is “Starting Over: A Practical Guide for Women After a Money Crisis.” It is already a best seller.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“After marrying and raising a family, I went back to school to study business. I was surprised by the many women—often well educated—who were amazed that I understood finance and accounting. They were frightened, facing divorce or money crises, and desperately needed practical financial guidance.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“One day in a graduate accounting class, looking at my notes, I said, ‘I don’t just want to reconcile corporate accounts all my life. There must be something more.’ Talking to many women facing financial crises—and my own divorce—I came to a decision: to teach women how to manage their own finances.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
As the flight attendant instructs us about sudden loss of cabin pressure: put on your own oxygen mask first. It’s the same in life, especially for women. Put your own needs first. No one else will. When you don’t, it leads to frustration and fatigue, and benefits no one.
On Her Bookshelf
Financial Literacy for Women: Helping Women Help Themselves, by Oraynab Mohamad
Starting Over: A Practical Guide For Women After A Money Crisis, by Oraynab Jwayyed
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women, by Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English
What I Know Now – Letters to My Younger Self, by Ellyn Spragins
Connecting With Oraynab Jwayyed
Facebook: Business Interludes, LLC
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