Female Breadwinners, Six Figure Women, and/or Millionaire Women – The Interviews
Here’s your one-stop-shop for all my female breadwinner, six-figure women, and/or millionaire women interviews.
I love having the privilege of running this series, and sharing just how varied the interviews have been.
You can find doctors, teachers, people who work in finance, women from across the world, a retired police captain, a sourcing manager, a former insurance executive, and many more. The diversity of their stories is what I find inspirational. If you’re a female breadwinner or are thinking of being one, I hope you’ll read through these stories and learn from others like you.
They show that there’s not just one mold for women nowadays, and we can accomplish anything we put our minds to.
I’ll update this page with recent events in their lives, and new interviews, so check back often!
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Chelsea formerly Mama Fish Saves now Smart Money Mamas– Business Owner, Formerly Finance |Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
The amazing Mama Fish kicked off the series, sharing her story of being an awesome breadwinning, six-figure Wall Street mom. Her husband stays at home with their adorable little boy, just like my husband does with our three boys. Check out her interview to learn more about how she got started in finance and her experience with a “party bus”! You can also connect with her over on Twitter. UPDATE– Her and her husband have welcomed baby #2, and Chelsea has left her Wall Street job to start her own business!
Hannah Rounds – Freelancer | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
The next interview was with the awesome Hannah Rounds, mother of two, freelancer, and breadwinner of her family while her husband is a student. She used to earn over $100k per year as a data scientist, and now she freelances for 20 hours a week making $70k. I loved how she’s the breadwinner while still making time to be with her family through working part time – awesome! Check out her interview for more about how she does it, and be sure to connect with her on Twitter.
Hatton1 of Dr. of Finance MD | Retired Doctor – Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman, Millionaire Woman
The amazing Hatton1 was my third interview – our mutual friend Physician on FIRE suggested we get in touch. I’m glad he did, because she has a great story to share. Hatton1 is an OB-GYN who owns her own practice and considers personal finance to be a hobby (just like I do!). She also has a donkey! Swing by to learn more, and pop on over to Physician on FIRE or the White Coat Investor forums to say hello.
UPDATE – Hatton1 now has a blog, make sure to stop by and check her out.
Vicki from Make Smarter Decisions | Teacher – Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Vicki was my fourth interview – a teacher who was on the cusp of retirement at the time we chatted (now she’s retired!) Her story is a fascinating one. She’s always been the breadwinner/higher income earner, and shares some insight into managing kids and work. Stop by her interview to learn more, and connect with her on Twitter! UPDATE: Vicki is now officially an early retiree and is enjoying traveling the country! She also started a new site, Women Who Money, with her (and my!) friend Amy from Life Zemplified.
Penny from She Picks Up Pennies – Teacher | Breadwinning Woman
Penny is a breadwinning teacher and a soon to be mom. She blogs, side hustles, and does graduate work, all while teaching full time and expecting her first child very shortly. Her and her husband paid off $50k in debt in two years on two teaching salaries, and currently save over 50% of their income. Check out more about her story here, and connect with her on Twitter. UPDATE: Penny is no longer a “soon to be” mom. She and her husband are enjoying their lives with baby Half Penny!
Supertasker – Doctor | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman, Millionaire Woman
Supertasker is a doctor in St. Louis and is a six figure, breadwinning millionaire. What’s interesting about her family is that they received an inheritance, which accounts for almost half their net worth, She works regular hours in an academic center, and saves $100k per year. Check out more about her story here.
Cath – Get Money Wise – Sales and Marketing | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Cath is an Australian mum (not mom!) who is a senior manager in marketing and sales, working mostly in financial services and travel. She’s the mother of two, and talks about how she’s working to find a balance between work and life. Sometimes financial success just isn’t worth the sacrifice of your personal life that it requires. Here’s her interview, and of course you can stop by Twitter to say hello.
Temple Bo Clair – Retired Police Captain | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman, Millionaire Woman
Temple is an amazing woman – a retired police captain who is both a millionaire and was a six figure earner prior to her retirement. After succeeding in a traditionally male-dominated field, Temple’s gone on to help others by teaching them about financial literacy. Her story is here, and you can also find her on Twitter.
Wish I Could Surf – Early Retiree, Formerly Finance | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman, Millionaire Woman
WICS is a 44-year-old mom of a nine-year-old daughter, who has reached financial independence and retired early at the end of June. She amassed about $1.5 million in assets while being a single mom for most of the past nine years. Looking to become financially independent? Check out more about her story here.
Ashley – Sourcing Manager | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Ashley is a Sourcing Manager with two young boys, and is the family breadwinner. She’s always looking to expand her career, has an MBA (like me!) and shares her story about how her husband is supportive of her career. If she has to jet off to Asia for a meeting, he’s right there taking care of the boys. Learn more about her story here.
Ms. Bonnie MD – Doctor | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Miss. Bonnie is an academic dermatologist over in Long Island, and is another soon-to-be mom! Interestingly she worked for Morgan Stanley in IT for four years before applying to medical school, and she’s working toward financial Independence (but not necessarily early retirement) so she’ll have the freedom to choose what to do with her time. Find out more about her story here, and pop over to her site (or podcast!) to say Hello. UPDATE: Yet another “soon to be” mom is officially a mom! Welcome to baby Jack!
Drsan1 – Doctor | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Drsan1 is another doctor – a 30-something hospitalist with three kids, and she works 7 days on/7 days off. She’s looking to reach financial independence at 55, and saves 20% of her income. She shares part of her story about being taken in by a so-called financial advisor, before learning more about personal finance and investing. Read her story, and you can find her on the White Coat Investor forums.
Adventure Rich – Business Professional | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Mrs. Adventure Rich is a breadwinning, six-figure mom of an energetic two-year-old son. She moved from CA to MI and was able to continue working remotely with her company after the move. Read more about how she fell into her career by accident, and how her family is pursuing financial independence with the goal of being millionaires in the next decade and a half!
Revanche from A Gai Shan Life – Business Professional | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman, Millionaire Woman
Revanche is simply amazing. She was the breadwinner of her parental family starting at the age of 17, paid off significant amounts of their debt, and has become both a six figure earner and a millionaire.
Kylie Travers of The Thrifty Issue | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
From single mom, homeless and fleeing domestic abuse, to CEO, world traveler, writer, and speaker. Kylie’s story is amazing and inspirational.
Morgan – Turbo Tax | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Morgan started off a blogger, and parlayed that into a successful career with Turbo Tax. She’s been through single motherhood and issues after her divorce, but she didn’t let that stop her! Read her story, and you can always follow her on Instagram.
Janet – Retired Insurance Executive | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Janet is an amazing woman. From teacher to MBA, she rose through the corporate ranks in the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s with the support of a stay at home dad. Back when it was considered weird, she, her husband, and their four kids were doing what worked for them. Come read her amazing story, and be inspired by someone who blazed the trail for women like me.
J, the Millennial Boss | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
J is an awesome dog mom who is killing it in her career, side hustle, and life in general.
She’s the breadwinner of her household (something she sometimes struggles with), works full time, runs her own site and hosts the FIRE Drill podcast. Here’s her story.
Foreign Born MD – Doctor | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure, Millionaire Woman
FB MD is a primary breadwinner, physician mom and international medical graduate. Her spouse is a stay at home parent, and she’s the mother of three kids. She came to America in her mid-20’s from Asia and has been a high achiever ever since.
Hilary Hendershott – Financial Planning Business Owner | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman, Millionaire Woman
Hilary is the successful owner of a financial planning business, podcaster, millionaire, and mother of an adorable baby girl. She not only has an awesome story, but also some great advice for other women looking to succeed.
Miranda Marquit – Remote Worker, Student Loan Hero | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Miranda is a single mom to her teenage son, has a history of running her own freelance business, and currently writes for Student Loan Hero remotely. She’s been able to design a flexible lifestyle that works for her and her son, and saves/invests automatically for the future while still leaving enough for a great life today. It’s all about balance! If you’re interested in the same, you must read her story.
Dr. Jenn MD – Doctor | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure, Millionaire Woman
She’s a married surgeon with three kids who lives in the midwest. She has a passion for personal finance, just like me, and is very excited to be able to help other women achieve their financial dreams. She and her spouse have paid off a tremendous amount of debt and built a high net worth, and now she’s working to help others on top of being a successful surgeon. I know you want to read it!
Busy Mom – Software Engineer | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Busy Mom calls herself that because she certainly is busy. She’s a six-figure earning mom pursuing financial independence as a software engineer. Come check out her amazing story!
Mrs. Ditch – Public Service | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
She’s a breadwinning mother of two working in public service, working toward financial freedom. She works as an administrator/mid-manager in local government, earns six figures, loves the outdoors, and has an awesome story. Be sure to check it out!
Stephanie Assi – Lead Software Developer | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
She’s a breadwinning six-figure mom in tech who loves to cook and read – much like me! She’s the Lead Software Developer at a Fortune 500 company, and mom to an energetic 11-year-old boy. She was born and raised in Ivory Coast, and permanently moved to the United States for my Higher Education studies in Computer Science. Check out her story here!
Aparna Aggarwal, Elementum Money – Financial Planner | Breadwinning Woman
Aparna is a female breadwinner living in India – a country where this is even less common than in the US. She transitioned from marketing into financial planning and became the breadwinner in support of her husband.
I love learning from women all around the country, and all around the world, so her story was particularly interesting to read. Want to learn more about a female breadwinner in India? Check out her story.
Jenny, Living Life Loving Us – Nurse | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Jenny is a female breadwinner, and has hacked her way to a six-figure income, paying off an enormous amount of debt in a short period of time. She finds flexibility and a great work ethic as the keys to success. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box!
Megan Dunn – Clinical Study Manager | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Megan works as a Clinical Study Manager for a pharmaceutical company, managing global drug trials for new oncology (cancer) compounds. She’s been financially self-sufficient from a young age, and that’s carried forward into her adult life. She started out in mental health before her current career.
Time For Money MD – Doctor | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Time For Money MD is a doctor with four kids, breadwinner, and six-figure earner. She’s looking to be financially independent within the next ten to fifteen years, although she’s not looking to retire.
Sunday Brunch Cafe – Portfolio Manager | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
SBC is a single woman, portfolio manager for a bank, and started in finance as a fluke. Now that she’s a portfolio manager, she’d love to transition into work where she more directly helps women achieve financial wealth and success. She’s had to deal with the perception that strong, successful women just “aren’t marriage material” – but fortunately found someone who appreciates her success, rather than being intimidated by it.
Financial Wellness DVM – Veterinarian and Stay At Home Mom | Millionaire Women
Financial Wellness DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) decided to become a stay at home mom of her three children. Giving up a lucrative career she’s worked hard for wasn’t easy, but it was the right decision for her family. Today she’s a millionaire, running her own website to help other veterinarians – who are often saddled with large student loans.
Echo Huang, CFP, CPA, RIA – Financial Planning Firm Owner | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman, Millionaire Woman
Echo has an amazing story – she came to the US from rural China (no running water/electricity type of rural) with $800. Today she’s a breadwinner, six-figure earner, millionaire, financial firm owner, ballroom dancer, and pianist.
When she faced corporations that didn’t support her, she struck out on her own to great success.
Kitty of Bitches Get Riches – Brand and Design Advisor – Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Kitty is a brand and design advisor for a major technology company by day, and an award-winning co-creator of the personal finance site “Bitches Get Riches” by night. She’s also the breadwinner and has cracked into the six-figure earner territory, which is not what most people think when they think of “artist”. Come see how she did it, and her amazing advice for other women. PS This is one ofmy husbands favorite interviews.
Tiffany Grinstead – Nationwide, Marketing Leader – Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Tiffany is a marketing leader at Nationwide and has worked her way up the ladder over the years (similarly to me). She manages a team of thirty marketers, is the mother of four, a writer, and overall an amazing woman. You’re going to love her story and her advice for you!
Amanda Abella – Six Figure Women
Amanda Abella, a millennial Latina personal finance and business expert. She’s built an amazing career for herself, and has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. She has an amazing story, and you won’t want to miss her advice on how to advocate for yourself, increase your income, and manage your money. Find her interview here.
Financial Mechanic – Woman in Tech | Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
She’s pursuing financial independence – a breadwinner, a six figure earner, and a woman in tech (like me!). She’s got a great story to share, and some wonderful advice for you. Check out her story here.
Kristine, Engineer – Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Kristine is a 36 year old mother of 2 young kids under 10 with a stay at home husband of 13 years. For the past 3 years, she’s worked in the automotive industry in the metro Detroit area as a senior engineer. Prior to that she worked for over 9 years in the nuclear power industry as a structural engineer. I’ll tell you, her story is amazing and you should check it out now.
A Purple Life, Marketing – Six Figure Woman
She’s a 29 year old in marketing who lives in Seattle, and is working towards financial independence and living her dream life by 30. She’s got a great story, awesome advice, and she’s dropping some investment knowledge bombs here! Check out more about her story.
Bethanie Baynes, Google – Female Breadwinner, Six Figure Woman
Bethanie Baynes started her career the pre-digital photo industry, and today has risen the ranks to become an executive at Google.
She came to New York twenty years ago with about six months rent in her pocket – and today is an executive and mother of two. Her husband is a stay at home dad like mine, and she even grew up in CT like me! She’s a strong advocate for female breadwinners in the workplace and women in tech.
I know you’re going to love her story, as well as her advice for succeeding in your career. I particularly liked her third piece of advice – it’s so important but infrequently discussed. Find her story below
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