Inspiring Inclusion by Guardian Woman: Jennifer Awirigwe teaches us intentionality in finance

Jennifer Awrigwe

In the first episode of the Guardian Woman series, Inspiring Inclusion, award-winning personal finance expert and founder of FinTribe, Jennifer Awirigwe, shared some inspiring quotes on what inclusion means to her as a financial expert and her message to women for International Women’s Day (IWD).

“Inclusivity is about making every woman feel seen and heard in her financial journey.”

For Jennifer Jennifer Awirigwe, finance is not only about numbers but also about understanding dreams, fears, and aspirations. She believes that every woman must be “seen and heard in her financial journey.” 

But first, she needs to believe in herself and her financial goals, reminiscing on how, through her influence, 76 per cent of women became MTN shareholders in 2021:

“In 2021, when MTN Nigeria announced a primary offer for people to become shareholders, I seized the opportunity to introduce more women to investing in Nigeria’s male-dominated stock market. In the end, 76 percent of successful applicants via digital platforms are women, and 85 percent are under 40!”

Jennifer Awirigwe also emphasised the need to have more women in the financial industry in executive-level positions:

“We not only bring unique insights that transform finance into a more empathetic and empowering space for everyone involved, but it’s also an inspiration for the women out there to be intentional with their finances. When women thrive in finance, the entire industry thrives.”

“Money knows no gender.”

For her IWD message, Jennifer encouraged women to work harder on their financial goals, emphasising that “money knows gender.”

“Every woman deserves to know the feeling and freedom that comes from having your own money and being financially independent. Let this be the year you become more intentional with your finances and go harder on hitting those goals.”


Syndicated from Guardian Woman


  • ChiAmaka Dike

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