Claire Wasserman is the founder of Ladies Get Paid, an online network for women to talk honestly about their careers and finances via digital workshops and Slack, a popular messaging platform. Ms. Wasserman sat down with Wall Street Journal personal-finance editor Bourree Lam to discuss how situations and priorities have changed as a result of the pandemic, and how women can start their own communities to talk about investing and personal finance.
Edited excerpts follow.
WSJ: Tell us a little bit about the women in your workshops and what they’re talking about.
MS. WASSERMAN: My community has 75,000 women from all 50 states, and more than 120 countries. They come together on Slack. Two million messages have been exchanged since 2016.
This is a group that loves to talk. And they’ve been connected since Day One online. They’ve been there for each other. They’ve understood that it is so important to normalize conversations around money.