Our mission is to empower and change the financial outlook of women. It is our goal to bring financial awareness to enrich the community and remind you to invest. We encourage women to invest their dollars to build a diverse financial portfolio.
Founded in February 2016 and organized as a 501(c) 3 in October 2016, BGDI serves approximately 10,050 members, including students in the Gary, In. and Chicagoland area with assistance of 13 volunteer experts.
BROWN GIRLS DO INVE$T (BGDI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to educate African American girls and women to invest in stocks, bonds, real estate and multiple lines of income. African Americans save 12 times less than Whites for retirement. BGDI’s mission is to empower and change the financial outlook of girls and women. It is our goal to bring financial awareness to enrich the community and remind African American girls and women to invest towards retirement and establish wealth. BGDI encourage women to invest their dollars to build a diverse financial portfolio. BGDI develops money management, investment skills and positive behavior in academically motivated and underserved middle/high school children and working class women to improve opportunities to build diverse financial portfolio that includes stocks, real estate and multiple lines of income.
BGDI offers year-round, community-based programs: Weekend Academy; Summer Academy; and Investment Academy. We offer the following: Stack Your Stocks, which informs and inspires girls and women how to invest in the stock market by breaking down the performance, dividend yields, P/E ratio, and much more; Literacy Program, which provides financial literacy books to students ages 12-18 years to prepare for life to overcome financial obstacles; Millionaire Mentor Program, offer to girls and women who desire to learn the tools and habits to become millionaires through investing before retirement age. BGDI plans to begin a process to locate a facility. The organization will be located in the Wi-Fi, technology equipped “Financial Hub”, where we will provide 4-6 weeks’ investment courses, online trading classes, mentorship, financial literacy library, and rooms available for surrounding financial advisors to conduct workshops to the community.
BROWN GIRLS DO INVE$T
Founder: Bahiyah Shabazz
Areas of expertise:
Personal Finance Expert, Business Owner