Our mission is to empower and change the financial outlook for women. Our goal is to bring financial awareness to enrich the African American community, including African Diaspora across the globe, to invest.
Founded in February 2016 and organized as a 501(c) 3 in October 2016, we serve over 60,000 members, including students in the Gary, In. and Chicago areas with the assistance of volunteer experts.
Brown Girls Do Invest (BGDI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to educate women to invest in stocks, real estate, and acquire multiple lines of income. We encourage women to invest and build a diverse financial portfolio. One of the actions that set BGDI apart from our peers is establishing the first-ever investing tour for African American women throughout the United States.
BGDI develops money management skills and positive behavior in academically motivated, marginalized middle/high school children and working-class women to improve opportunities to build a diverse financial portfolio that includes stocks, real estate, and multiple income lines. BGDI offers year-round, community-based programs: After-School Academy, Weekend Academy, and Summer Academy through the following programs: Stack Your Stocks educational meetings, which informs and inspires girls and women how to invest in the stock market and much more; Literacy Program, which provides financial literacy books to students ages 12-18 years to prepare for the life to overcome financial obstacles and mentor program. The BGDI's digital products are also available in our Financial Hub Center.