Hello beautiful people,
Today I will be highlighting Whitney in this weeks “The Power of Women Empowerment”.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself + what it is you do and where can we find you on social media?
My name is Whitney Whiting and I wear multiple educational hats: Project Associate for the NYU College Preparatory Academy, Algebra I (Common Core) and Financial Literacy instructor.
When I am not covered in chalk, meeting with community-based organizations, or passionately writing about saving tips-n-tricks, I am avidly rooting for the New York Yankees from April – October, then the Duke Blue Devils from November – March.
To follow all of my adventures, you can find me on Twitter: @ItsWealthyWhit or Instagram: @itswhitneywhit
2. What does women empowerment mean to you?
Women Empowerment, to me, is synonymous with creation – creating literal and figure spaces for women to vocalize frustrations, plights, and solutions for change; creating equitable, and yet realistic, systems that allow women to discover and reaffirm their talents, then subsequently create revenue streams off of said talents; creating non-competitive platforms that celebrate each other personally and professionally no matter where we may fall on societal spectrum’s.
3. What do you love about women empowerment?
I love that women empowerment challenges the status quo and further challenges one another to be cognizant of how we interact with other women (cisgender to non-gender conforming women as an example).
I also love how embracing women empowerment is, even when our allies fall short of our supportive expectations.
4. What is something you’re willing to bring to women empowerment?
I am willing to bring transparency and a willingness to give space when necessary.
Specifically, with financial literacy, I will work tirelessly to provide women with the financial tools necessary to transform their current economic environment to one in which they can feel comfortable about participating in capitalism (although the system is heavily flawed).
5. How are you showing up for yourself and other women?
In everyday spaces, I aid my fellow sisters in dilemmas, especially professionally.
On social media, I will repeatedly comment, like, RT, and share content across all spectrum’s to grant another woman exposure for her hard work.
6. What are 3-5 things you value about being a woman?
I value utilizing feminine guile to achieve the greater good.
I value our innate ability to nurture.
I value the fact that talent for creating trends, and our earned dollars, have built multi-billion-dollar industries.
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