Founder and Executive Director

BROWN GIRLS DO INVE$T

Truly a personal wealth expert, Bahiyah Shabazz, enjoys informing the community about financial empowerment. She is a leader in visualizing and maximizing your growth. Bahiyah educates you to clarify your goals, change your habits, and not place limits on your finances. ​She is also the author of multiple books including best selling, 'Women Building Wealth'. 

​As a previous Vice President of Retail Financial Services & Investments at one of the leading global financial services firm, she advised individuals and small business owners how to accomplish financial goals and successfully increase cash flow through adequate strategic planning. With a Psychology, African Studies and Financial background, she noticed the imbalance between the various communities.  

Bahiyah’s educational path and experience continues to allow her the expertise to discuss black economics, economic development and group economics to obtain financial growth in communities. To effectively seek change, Bahiyah Shabazz began educating and empowering through multiple outlets. 


In 2014, Bahiyah began Brown Girls Do Invest as a thought. In February 2016, she put the thoughts into action. It later became a 501 c3 nonprofit organization in October 2016. The organization teaches youth and adults how to invest in the stock market, real estate, acquire multiple streams of income and work on developing self.


She has partnered with industry experts to deliver a message that resonates with African American women who want to conquer their investments to secure a financial future.


Bahiyah Shabazz is a Doctoral Candidate for the Doctor of Business Administration specializing in Finance at Walden University. She received her MBA from University of Phoenix and Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University. She also has a certificate in Behavior Economics and has held licenses as a financial advisor and life & health insurance agent.