b&b128 #DeadDayJobArmy Lauryn Williams on being a financial planner of Color in a profession that is 96% white

Welcome to the #DeadDayJobArmy, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share their stories and talk about the real. We ask folks to leave their shiny pictures and instagram highlights at the door and tell us what it’s really like to do the work, put in the time, and devote your life to your work.

It’s not easy to start your own business and it’s even harder when it feels like you have to explain to your family what you do every time you see them, when you walk into an event and can count on one hand the PoC in the room, when you try to ask for what you’re worth, but don’t want to get passed over for the next person.

We are extremely excited to have Lauryn Williams on the show – former Olympian turned financial planner (who also has an MBA because, why not, right?) who tells us about her journey from betting friends they couldn’t run faster than her to becoming a 3-time medal winner, to deciding she needed to help her fellow athletes master their finances.

She goes in on what it’s like to be a woman of Color in the financial planning profession, the tough parts about running her own business, and what makes it all worth it.

Find her at worth-winning.com and on twitter at @lauryncwilliams.