EP108: Women, Money, Dependence and the Beginning of a New Era with Clelia Peters

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By Kimberly Ann Johnson, Kimberly Ann Johnson: Author, and Co-founder of the School for Postpartum Care. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

What Clelia Shares:

  • Her journey with money coming from generational wealth
  • Accepted gender roles within her community and her work with Mama Gena and Barbara Stanny
  • Turning point in her journey about her role as a woman came with having an abortion
  • How she came to terms with money, wanting to enter the “marble hall of the daddies,” and getting there

What You’ll Learn:

  • What gender roles look like in communities with generational wealth
  • System of dependence in humanitarian aid paralleled system of dependence of being wealthy and feeling that you will be taken care of
  • Women are outside of the worlds of money + commerce
  • Revenue - costs = profits
  • Assuming she would have a non-accretive job, and a virtuous, non-threatening in dating
  • Thinking business school was a “world of benevolent daddies”
  • Business school is 75% male, 25% female (the one professional school that remains disproportionately male)
  • What business school is really like
  • The shift to be motivated by money and power
  • Interviewing women in business, and if they’d left, why had they left?
  • Shifting structures and logistics in keeping women in workforce, but there is something much more profound than “solving” the logistical problems
  • Generations and stages of feminism in business, the metaphor of a building
  • Few models for feminine leadership
  • Codeshifting women do in corporate jobs
  • Online businesses are operating outside of the core systems of power that exist (real estate, technology, finance)
  • The US is not a true capitalist country, it is a corporatist country
  • We give corporations (not people ) welfare, with bailouts
  • Market-based system, where both people come as empowered transactors
  • What about reparations- how do we level things so people are empowered transactors? How do we level set the system?
  • What rich people really do or think- are they Democrats or Republicans?
  • Economy managed on merits, based on financial outcomes
  • 2500 years of white supremacist patriarchy that we’ve lived in, and we are in a transition
  • Developing a vocabulary of collective questioning
  • Being a channel and gauging with her intuition when deciding whether to invest
  • Why it’s taboo to state your sex within business, even if that may be informing your communication style
  • Does she look for female-run companies to invest in?
  • Masculine as triangle, feminine as a circle

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