Get Comfortable Managing Your Finances

Taught by Dr. Shakenna K. Williams, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College, Get Comfortable Managing Your Finances will teach you strategies to manage finances during challenging times and put your business on the right path.

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Get Comfortable Managing Your Finances is a micro-course included in the Montana Women’s Business Recovery Series, funded by the US Economic Development Agency. 


Course Setup

  • Get Comfortable Managing Your Finances includes 6 modules with a variety of hands on activities, videos, readings, and community topic discussions.
  • In total, courses are comprise of up to 16 learning hours that are completed online at your own pace.
  • This course is offered all the time and you can drop in to take without any schedule, any instructor, and any deadlines or firm deliverables.
Learning Objectives
  • Take a deep dive into where your money is going.
  • Identify the right tools to make financial management easier.
  • Traditional budgets can be daunting, but this one is easy as pie. Create realistic daily and category- based spending plans that track your current spending. Participants will identify poor spending habits.
  • Discuss the various money personalities - frugal, a status-seeker, pleasure-oriented or seeking power through money?
  • Motivations for your businesses - develop a positive money attitude
  • Secure and unsecured debt, the 5 C’s of Credit, credit score and much more.

Our Online Community

When registering for this course, you will also gain access to our online community.

Additional benefits of our online community include:
  • Group business coaching.
  • COVID-specific business coaching.
  • Statewide and regional connections to current/aspiring women business owners and professionals.
  • Space to collaborate with peers.
  • VIP guest speakers and events.
  • Small group opportunities to develop authentic relationships.
Pay What You Can

We have three different prices for you to choose from in order to make this course and membership bundle accessible to as many people as possible.





On a budget at the moment? No worries – we want everyone to be able to access this resource. You can always decide to change memberships if things change.




I have a moderate income and understand that this cost will help to cover administrative costs associated with hosting this platform.

This plan comes with 1 month free.




I have a moderate income and understand that this cost administrative expenses and marketing expenses to reach rural and indigenous audiences. Also I understand that my contribution will go to provide discounts for other students who cannot afford these membership right now.

Dr. Shakenna K. Williams

Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College
Dr. Shakenna K. Williams is the Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College. She was previously the Director of Global Initiatives for the Center of Women Entrepreneurial Leadership and served as Deputy Academic/Lead Faculty Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Babson College. Dr. Williams is an adjunct faculty for The American Women’s College at Bay Path University.

With over 15 years’ experience as an owner of two entrepreneurial ventures, Dr. Williams is active in community development and frequently volunteers with many organizations by serving as a coach and mentor to women and young girls. She also offers guidance to business owners regarding entrepreneurship and small business development.
Dr. Williams received her doctorate from Capella University, her MBA in Integrated Marketing and Communications from Oklahoma City University and a B.S. in Finance and Investments from Babson College.
Shakenna Williams bio