The Financial Confidence Gap, Internalized Success Shame, and How to Create Freedom with Farnoosh Torabi

Money can be so difficult to talk about, especially for women. But if women can close the confidence gap around finances and investing, it can mean more freedom and more power and a more generous world. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what Farnoosh shared with me in this episode. She is such a valuable resource in this area and I know you will benefit from hearing what she had to say.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • why women are more generous with their money than men, and how them having more could make the world a better place

  • how – despite popular belief – women are better investors than men

  • how patriarchy has created a financial confidence gap

  • how the internal belief has been created that it’s unladylike to be successful

  • how marriage remains a key marker of success in our culture no matter what we achieve

  • how parenting of girls has been historically different than parenting of boys because of the structures of safety in our world

  • why it is dangerous for women to not be financially independent

  • the difference between making money from what you do and making money from what you know

  • how her intimate workshop “Book to Brand” has launched writing careers

  • how her one-day workshop with Susie Moore “Pitch Please!” has helped attendees get more media attention


Farnoosh Torabi is one of our country’s leading personal finance authorities — hooked on helping Americans live their richest, happiest lives. Millions have tuned into Farnoosh’s award-winning podcast, “So Money,” which made its debut in January 2015. She is a sought-after speaker and best-selling author. Her latest book is entitled “When She Makes More: The Truth About Love and Life for a New Generation of Women.” She resides happily in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Connect with Farnoosh:

Visit her website.

Follow her on Instagram.

Listen to her podcast.

Buy her book.

Sign up for her and Susie Moore’s “Pitch Please!” workshop.

Apply for her “Book to Brand” workshop.


Dr. Valerie Rein has discovered Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD) and created the only science-backed system for helping women achieve their ultimate success, happiness, and fulfillment by healing the collective, inherited trauma of oppression. She holds an EdM in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and a PhD in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her bestselling book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” and her cutting-edge mind-body healing programs have helped thousands of women ditch the game of survival, of “how much can I bear?” and master the game of thriving, of “how good can it get?” Dr. Valerie is a sought-after speaker and trainer at conferences and companies committed to setting new standards of excellence in their industry in diversity, equity, and inclusion, employee satisfaction and physical and mental health, and creativity and innovation.

Would you like to have Dr. Valerie speak to your audience? She can share with them:

  • Why despite having checked so many the boxes of accomplishment, high-achieving women are still dissatisfied, and why it’s not our fault.

  • What secretly drains 90% of your energy and productivity and how to reclaim them.

  • The missing piece to the upper limit problem and a solution that ends your big leap struggle.

  • Why fighting against your inner critic, self-doubt, and anxiety backfires and how to turn your inner adversaries into your strongest allies.

  • The biggest untapped resource of a woman’s personal power, why it is locked up, and how to set it free. PS It is also an instant antidote to stress and burnout.

And so much more…

Dr. Valerie’s book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” is here! And the first chapter is free to download. Buy it or sample it here.

Join the conversation in Dr. Valerie’s FB group.

Learn about The Thriving Solution — any button on this page will take you to schedule a conversation about working with Dr. Valerie on healing PSD — in this program or in another way that’s a match for you or your organization.

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