You empower others by empowering yourself!

March 8 is International Women’s Day.  How will you be celebrating this occasion?  Is there a woman you can reach out to who may need some inspiration or guidance?

When I first started Smart Women’s Empowerment, my dream was to create an army of smart, successful women who would each reach out to just one other woman in need and say, “Here, take my hand and I’ll show you the way.”  I invite you to Pay it Forward by bringing the women in your life to our free community!

Come learn, grow, and celebrate women’s empowerment with us!

At Smart Women’s Empowerment, we are celebrating women’s empowerment all year long! We have added two new courses and free group coaching program to our Smart Women’s Academy, and you can look forward to new classes each month in 2020:

  • Our new Debt course features 3 expert interviews, articles, and worksheets to help you identify why you are in debt and how to eliminate it or fix it once and for all.
  • The Smart Money Tips course includes 10 videos which are just 3-4 minutes each where I teach you not only how to find money, but what to do with it once you find it!

Members can now join our Private Facebook Group and our live monthly coaching call on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3 pm EST!  Our first live video coaching call is March 17 at 3 pm EST, so mark your calendars now.   Remember — you will need to enroll at to be invited to the coaching call and into our private Facebook group.  The program is free because it is funded by generous donations from our donors and sponsors, including Deb Miesel and The SEED Foundation, The Alexandrowski Family Foundation, Phillip William Fisher Support Foundation, and Tom and Laurie Cunnington.

During this International Women’s Month (and beyond), we encourage you to start Empowerment Circles where you can complete the assignments in small groups, share your experiences with others, and join in on our free monthly live coaching calls. This is the most powerful way to do this work.  If you would prefer to work in a “virtual” Empowerment Circle, come to the Facebook group and post a message! So whether you are new or already signed up come back, check it out and engage.

I’m so excited about our two guests this month.  Both women are smart, powerful, and incredibly inspiring.  Author, activist, and thought leader Juana Bordas will be sharing her wisdom about leadership for a multicultural age. Executive coach and consultant, Alba Contreras Rodriguez, is going to share the importance of self-awareness and reflection when trying to achieve goals.  You are in for two great shows this month!  If you cannot listen live, you can listen on demand where you get your podcast, including Spotify, iTunes, iHeart Radio, and more!


Katana Abbott, CFP®, is a Retirement Coach, founder of the Smart Women Companies, and the host Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers.  For over 30 years, Katana has shown women how to take charge of their life and finances and believes it’s never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care.  She has written several books, created a financial literacy course, and is a popular speaker. Katana has been honored by NAWBO as one of Detroit’s Top 10 Business Women, receiving the Breakthrough Award. To download her new ebook, The Five Biggest Money Mistakes Women Make and How to Fix Them, visit