All around the world, women are standing up and making changes. From Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai who took a massive risk and stood up for the education of women, to Hillary Clinton\u2019s speech a few days ago reaffirming that \u201cwomen\u2019s rights are human rights.\u201d It\u2019s an inspiring time to be a woman and to be thinking about how to make a positive impact on the future of women around the globe.\r\n\r\nThe women of Personal Capital decided it was time for action. We want to empower women to make better financial decisions, so they can live the life they want. We want to make deep, impactful change one woman at a time. Then, we hope to inspire them to pay it forward to the women in their lives.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s true that money isn\u2019t everything, but it\u2019s extraordinarily important to achieve our dreams. Ask yourself this question: \u201cWhat am I Creating Capital for?\u201d Perhaps it\u2019s to one day buy a house, get that graduate degree, provide for your family, or take that dream vacation. Whatever your answer is, it is the guiding light, the inspiration, for each financial decision you make.\r\nOur Beginnings\r\nWhile we\u2019ve got a long way to go to replicate the inspirational women like Malala and Hillary, we\u2019re starting the same way: with a conversation. A conversation is often times all it takes to inspire another to make change in their lives. That\u2019s how our #CreatingCapital journey began.\r\n\r\nFirst, it was a few conversations in the office. Why do financial advertisements generally resonate better with men than with women? Why do women consistently rank financial services as professional services that they\u2019re least satisfied with? Why is the gender investing gap worse than the gender wage gap?\r\n\r\nNext, we took it to the public. At our inaugural #CreatingCapital event, we brought together women from across the country. Our panel included people from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. We asked them: how do you think about taking risks? What are some financial mistakes that have made you wiser about money? How do I begin thinking about investing if I\u2019m a total newbie?\r\n\r\nThe atmosphere at the inaugural #CreatingCapital was electric \u2013\u00a0and inspiring. As soon as the official panel ended, hands shot up. How do I think about the \u201crisks\u201d of asking for a raise? How do I think about going back to grad school if I\u2019ve been working for many years? If investing has never been my \u201cjob\u201d in the house, does it need to be? What\u2019s the secret to having a productive conversation about money with my significant other?\r\n\r\nAfterwards, women told us that they preferred to learn about money matters from people in their circles (it was the most frequently cited \u201cpreferred\u201d source \u2013\u00a0above experts!).\r\n\r\nInspired to carry this energy forward, we brainstormed: how could Personal Capital help? Help women teach and learn from each other? We realized: it starts with a conversation. Our hope is to inspire women to help other women. We\u2019ve built some helpful guides to have healthy discussions (see: Toolkit) and we\u2019re going to periodically discuss content (See Lesson 1: \u201cIn Focus: Net Worth\u201d). We encourage people to leverage Personal Capital\u2019s software to get up to speed on what\u2019s happening with their money.\r\nIt's Your Turn!\r\n\r\nNow that you know our story \u2013 we want to hear yours. Join us on this journey. Take the time to help one friend. Or better yet, start a Circle. It\u2019s time to take control of your finances \u2013 educate yourself, become a savvy investor and a money ninja \u2013 and then pass your wealth of knowledge on to your best friend, your sister, your aunt. Visit our newly-launched website www.joincreatingcapital.com to get started and let the change begin!