Meet Steph Wagner
When I was younger, I had a thriving career in finance. But once I became pregnant with my second child, I opted out. I gave up my six-figure salary and millions of dollars in future earnings, and left the household’s money matters to my husband. I became a passive observer in my own financial life and future.
Then, after my 18-year marriage ended in a painful divorce, I got my wake up call.
What I've learned since then is that far too many women, even those in a healthy marriage or with a thriving career, have opted out of managing their financial lives.
At some point, these women became disempowered or disengaged — and financially dependent on someone else.
The fact is that 90 percent of women will become solely responsible for their finances at some point in their life. Yet, the overwhelming majority of these women will feel unprepared to step into this role. My divorce was my wakeup call, but the challenges I faced are no different than those navigating other life transitions — like the death of a spouse, a job loss, or a serious illness.
Given what I know now, I had to do something!
So, combining my experience and passion for economic empowerment, with my financial expertise, I founded WomenWealthyWise.
My personal story is one of reinvention: from stay-at-home mom, to single mother fearful about my financial security, to highly successful entrepreneur. This journey inspired me to devote my life to educating and empowering women to take charge of their lives, financially and emotionally.
When you’re properly prepared, you’re confident, resourceful, and one step closer to living the life you are meant to live.
With the right foundation, the possibilities are endless!
With nearly 20 years of experience shaping financial strategies and mentoring individuals and business owners to achieve their goals, Steph’s a sought-after thought leader on the intersection of gender and finance, as well as entrepreneurship. Her expertise has been featured in a monthly column in Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as 30+ articles on Fox News, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, DailyWorth, and Huffington Post. Steph has contributed to best-selling books and podcasts, and is a frequent speaker at events nationwide.
Steph’s a graduate of The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business; Board President for Center for Community Solutions (a San Diego based non profit serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault); and, most importantly, devoted mom to her three sons.