Sarah Arshad

Gender Parity

2018

The South Asian Empowerment Coalition (SAEC) is an initiative that aims to provide young South Asian women in New Jersey with the tools, resources, and knowledge necessary for their financial independence. This program was born out of a necessity for women of South Asian descent to take ownership of their personal well-being as well as their social and economic outcomes. The program will (1) host a 10-week series of educational workshops designed to help women manage their personal expenses and additional one-on-one financial counseling to build their own financial plans, and (2) foster community among South Asian women in New Jersey who can help each other navigate financial systems and thrive both in and outside of the community. The long-term goal of this program is to build a lifelong network and skill set for these women to regularly tap into.