Today is a big day for me. The Oprah Winfrey Network has named me to its inaugural “SuperSoul 100." This list is Oprah’s handpicked "collection of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity." The SuperSoul 100 includes world talents like Hamilton’s astonishing virtuoso, Lin-Manuel Miranda and spiritual thought-leader Eckhart Tolle. Media powerhouse Arianna Huffington and Eat, Pray Love's Elizabeth Gilbert. And so many more people I deeply admire.
I couldn't possibly be more humbled and honored to stand alongside them.
I believe the world will be better when women are more financially engaged. Money should not be a source of stress, anxiety or dependency. It should fuel our choices, dreams and freedom. Helping women live life on their own terms is not just my business mission statement. It’s my mission. I really want us to trust our competence and elevate our lives. I’m driven to help all of us do that every day.
When I launched DailyWorth in 2009, people asked me: Why just for women? My answer then is the same as now. No one makes money management relatable to women. And as women, we can't be truly equal or confident leaders if we don't take control over our personal finances.
Listening to you all, the over one million subscribers to DailyWorth, I learned that women don't want different financial advice — we want financial advice delivered differently. Getting this right is incredibly important. Our security, ability to care for others, and our peace of mind involve money.
When I started dreaming about the creation of WorthFM in 2015, now in beta, the same people asked: Do women really need a different way to save and invest? There is a persistent, huge gender imbalance when it comes to financial wealth. Women, on average, have only 36 cents for every dollar of wealth owned by men. So my answer, again, is a resounding: YES.
Inaugural SuperSoul 100 / Credit: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Oprah Was Paying Attention
I remember when I got the call. The blood left my cheeks, my knees buckled, and I curled up on our office sofa. Oprah had selected me to join this prestigious collective. I dream big dreams, but Oprah? No way. Out of my league.
Then, standing next to her during our first meeting, I introduced myself: "Hi Oprah, I'm Amanda Steinberg." She replied, "I know. I'm the one who invited you here."
I smiled. I was in the presence of supreme power and grace. My life would never be the same.
Thank you Oprah and the SuperSoul 100 for recognizing me as a believer and creator — and my mission to make life better for women everywhere.
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