Natasha G. is an executive in our Salt Lake City office and a member of Here Women Roar, an employee resource group at MoneyLion that aims to champion the growth and advancement of women by investing in their social, personal, and professional development.
Natasha serves on the Utah board of Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Much like Girls on the Run, MoneyLion is founded on fostering empowerment. Our mission is to offer premium mobile banking, investing, and credit to all hardworking Americans, including those who have been traditionally underserved. We believe in giving everyone an easier path to achieve their dreams.
We’re proud of Natasha’s work at MoneyLion and with Girls on the Run. Let’s hear from her about this important organization and how it intersects with her work at MoneyLion.
Why do you think Girls on the Run is so valuable?
Girls on the Run is valuable because there are not many non-profit organizations dedicated to teaching young girls, in a fun and creative way, how to become future empowered women. Our girls learn and use life skills such as managing emotions, resolving conflict, helping others, and making intentional decisions while encouraging and increasing health and fitness.
Girls on the Run gives young girls the tools to become future leaders!
How did you get involved with the organization?
A former colleague asked if I would be interested in helping at the annual Sneaker Soiree, the biggest fundraising event for Girls on the Run Utah. Since we are committed to serving all girls and therefore do not turn any girl away for her inability to pay for our program, this event raises funds for our girls to have access to the scholarship program, running shoes, and the summer camp(s).
How does working at MoneyLion help you feel empowered?
A significant part of feeling empowered is receiving support from executive and senior management.
I was told that we should treat MoneyLion as though it was our own company, which has empowered me to make decisions based not only upon my 15 years in the financial industry but also on the idea that MoneyLion is my company too, and how would I want to ensure that my company is scaling to great achievements of continuing to provide products and services that help hardworking members while staying compliant.
What do you like about MoneyLion’s Here Women Roar group?
I like that Here Women Roar group gives our female colleagues (as well as men) a safe space to voice concerns and provide ideas and suggestions to help make meaningful movement and changes within the company as well as externally.
My most favorite discussed topic is the creation of a mentorship program to help women develop and advance both personally and professionally by mapping out their career goals.
You can support women and girls too!
Girls on the Run has chapters across the country and the world, and we encourage you to learn more about how you can support their efforts as well as the empowerment of the girls in your lives and communities! You can learn more about MoneyLion’s Here Women Roar group here.