In April, a group of women called Met Art Girls, a feminist feminist network that helps women navigate the financial challenges that are looming for them in the next recession, formed.
The women, who range in age from 18 to 80, say they are “not just working to support themselves in the way that they would like to” but also in their efforts to inspire others to take action.
“We’re here to empower women to become more self-sufficient in terms of their finances,” says Melissa Zouck, a former marketing executive who founded Met Art in 2014.
“We’re also here to make sure that women know they are not alone.
We are here to share their stories.”
The Met Art girls meet weekly at their home in Manhattan, and they work in a variety of ways, including as a collective called Met Feminist Network, which helps women share their struggles with their partners and their financial issues.
They often go into debt and use their networking and online networking skills to make connections with financial services companies.
They also provide financial advice to their peers and the general public, according to Zouko.
They are not necessarily financial planners, but they are looking to make better choices for themselves and their families.
“Met Feminist Network provides financial support to women who have been struggling financially because of a financial emergency, like the recent wave of the credit crunch that has seen a wave of people default on loans and shut down businesses.
Met Feminist has over 2,000 members and the group says it’s growing quickly.”
We don’t even talk about it, because it’s not talked about.””
It’s something that really is happening in our society.
We don’t even talk about it, because it’s not talked about.”
Zouck says there’s a disconnect between the financial crisis and the economic realities for women, especially those who have a family.
“When you have to pay for the rent, when you’re trying to pay your bills and when you have kids to support, you feel like you’re in debt,” she says.
“That’s the feeling of having to struggle financially to make ends meet.”
A few weeks before Met Feminist’s March meeting, the group was contacted by a woman who had recently been fired from her job as a marketing executive.
She said that while her job had been eliminated, she was still unable to make rent, and she was not receiving benefits.
“She said that she was in a bad financial situation and that she felt she had to pay off her debts and she felt like she had no other option but to leave the company,” Zoukko says.
Zouko says she reached out to the woman in a desperate attempt to help.
“One of the things that we really want to highlight is that if you feel that you are in a financial crisis, it’s very important to take it upon yourself to make financial arrangements,” she said.
“You can be able to pay them off in a few weeks and that will really help you to avoid a lot of the stress.”
“It’s really important that we are all doing our part,” Zoulakis says.
In the meantime, Met Feminist is taking on a new mission to help women who might be struggling financially navigate the crisis and to raise awareness of the crisis.
“This is something that we have been focusing on for a while, and we are hoping that we will have a lot more events around the country,” Zoubek says.