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Trailblazers.FM: Black Entrepreneurs | Leaders | Professionals

Trailblazers.FM explores stories of today's successful black professionals. Get the know-how, confidence and resources you need to blaze your trail.

Jan 21, 2019

Are you ready to discover how we overcome student loan debt and build a life of financial security and wealth?

Our featured trailblazer today is Lauryn Williams.

Lauryn Williams is a 4-time Olympian, 3-time Olympic medalist and the first American woman to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

While pursuing professional sports Lauryn interacted with not one but two financial advisors that didn’t provide the services she needed. She asked friends what they were doing about their finances and the answers were vague and unsettling. Constantly looking for ways to make a difference in the lives of others she decided to put her Finance degree and MBA to use to fill the gap for young professionals. Eager to learn everything she then pursued the Certified Financial planning certification.

Her company, Worth Winning, offers virtual services to help young professionals get the answers to the financial question that matter most to them. Whether that is creating a budget, figuring out a plan for paying off student loans, setting goals for savings or understanding your 401(k) Worth Winning is ready to help with all things personal finance.

I need your help right now to share this episode. Someone with student loans needs to hear today's message.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What Lauryn learned as she pivoted from track & field to bobsledding to a career beyond athletics
  • What's driving Lauryn in the work she's doing today
  • The challenges that stand in the way of building wealth, when you’ve got student loan debt
  • Ways we can overcome our student loan debt and begin building a life of financial security