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Personal Finances For Women Of Color (VIDEO)

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Investing, pensions, budgeting, and more. This panel discussion about personal finances for women of color will educate and empower you to be financially independent.

According to Payscale, the largest uncontrolled pay gap is for American Indian and Alaska Native women, black or African American women, and Hispanic women. These women earn $0.75 for every dollar a white man earns, which improved by $0.01 from 2019. In other words, American Indian, Alaska Native, black and Hispanic women earn 25 percent less than white men when data are uncontrolled for all compensable factors. It’s estimated that the wage gap won’t be closed until 2186.

We believe we can change it all. The first step? By speaking up. Check out this panel discussion I moderated for GA and This event hosted a panel of BIPOC financial leadersfor a candid conversation about money: how to get more of it, how we can be more comfortable talking about it, and ways to support one another in our fight for wage equality. Join us as we learn how to get where we want to be when it comes to personal finances.


Carmen Perez

Software Engineer & Creator of Make Real Cents.

Rebecka Zavaleta

Rebecka grew up first-gen in Compton and Lynwood CA. After graduating from Penn State U, Rebecka worked building startup products in fintech and adtech. She founded First Milli with the goal of enabling her communities to reach their first million in net worth. She’s intimately familiar with personal finance as she has worked in mapping out algorithms that determine loan requirements and operationally-optimized a credit repair business.

Cinneah El-Amin

Cinneah El-Amin is an entrepreneur and the founder of, a debt-free travel and financial freedom blog.

Jason Ray

Jason Ray is Founder and CEO of Zenith Wealth Partners, a company inspired by racial and age-based wealth injustice.

Jannese Torres-Rodriguez

Jannese Torres-Rodriguez is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, blogging expert and online business coach who built a $60,000 side hustle and is pursuing financial independence. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites, that reaches over 3 million readers per year. After becoming a successful business owner, Jannese became passionate about financial literacy and is on a mission to educate Latinas on topics like entrepreneurship, investing, and building generational wealth through her new personal finance podcast, “Yo Quiero Dinero.”

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Meet Jannese

Jannese Torres-Rodriguez is a award-winning Latina Money Expert, Educator, Speaker, Writer and Business Coach. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. Now, she helps her clients and listeners build successful online businesses that allow them to pursue financial independence and freedom.

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