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About Purse Strings

Rewrite the Rules!
You’re in Charge Now!

Purse Strings is a community designed for women who want to master their relationship with money and feel secure about their financial future.

Purse Strings empowers its women with information and resources that cover a wide variety of financially-focused topics. We deliver our message of financial freedom through a warm, communicative and spirited online community.

We offer our community of women vetted professional who can help them achieve their goals with empathy, respect and expertise.

How Does Your Professional Add Up?

Barbara Provost, EdD

President and Founder

1871 WiSTEM Cohort Member

  • President, Provost Consulting, Inc.
  • Masters and Doctorate, Adult and Higher Education
  • Masters, Business Management
  • Certified Coach
  • University Professor
  • 25+ years in Financial Industry Experience

Welcome to a bold new life of courage and financial fearlessness! Welcome to Purse Strings!

I founded Purse Strings because I wanted to help women learn about and engage in the details and planning surrounding their financial future. I took my two passions: advocating for women and adult education and combined them to create a network of support and learning for women seeking to gain confidence in the area of financial acumen. Purse Strings is not a “diet”. It’s a shift in thought. It’s a way of life.

I am fond of the phrase: “Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect. Practice Makes Permanent,” and that’s the philosophy upon which Purse Strings is based.

We have created a community with supporting professionals who can encourage women to engage with their own financial future, to increase their comfort with their knowledge base, and then to take charge of planning and maintaining their financial health.

All so that you, too, can BE FINANCIALLY FEARLESS.

Rebecca Adler

Chief Instructional Designer

  • Masters, Adult and Continuing Education
  • Bachelor in Mass Communications
  • Instructional Design and Developer
  • Non-profit co-founder and leader (Lake County Arts and Humane Organizations)

Kathrine Farris

Chief Marketing/Technologist

  • CEO, Marketecs & Strategic Office Support
  • Former VP, Branch Manager and Commercial/Residential Lender
  • Former Adjunct Instructor, Southern Maine Community College
  • Bachelor in Business Administration

Haley Peterson

Small Group Facilitator

  • Current undergraduate student at the University of Iowa
  • Pursuing BBA in Marketing and a BFA in Graphic Design
  • Member of Kappa Alpha Theta

Maggie Nielsen

Assistant to the Founder

  • Senior, Loyola University
  • Candidate, Masters of Science in IT
  • Intern