CREDIT: MODERN BLK GIRL
Clubhouse was a saving grace for many of our social lives during the early months of the pandemic last year. The audio-only app made it possible for its quarantined users to connect with people worldwide and talk about everything from their favorite shows to personal finance tips. Great conversations, meaningful networking and even some entertainment came out of time spent on Clubhouse for most of us, but unlike many of us, Tiffany James and Sharlea Brookes built a business that’s generating millions.
Both self-taught stock market enthusiasts, James and Brookes often joined Clubhouse rooms led by men that shared their market advice to thousands of listeners. After the duo was brought to the “stage” to offer their insight, the women in the room wanted to hear more from them. Their popularity soon led them to connect and launch their Clubhouse financial group, which at one time touted more than 100,000 followers. “Modern BLK Girl” offered women-identifying listeners a safe space to speak about their investment experiences, discuss hot topics in the market and ask questions about next steps in their financial journey. Although they’re not licensed financial advisors, the Northeastern University graduates did deep research to build their impressive market knowledge. They soon realized it made sense to teach others what they knew via their platform.
The founders recently sat down with Essence to speak about their experience building Modern BLK Girl and why they think every woman should aim to build generational wealth.