Our Initiatives

Episode 15: Leigh Phillips

CEO, EARN
Feb 19, 2019

At EARN, a national, award-winning nonprofit, Leigh helps low-income Americans achieve financial security through innovative technology and community-driven savings programs.

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I'm inspired by trying to fix the things that are destructive to our communities.

In this episode of Pro Bono Perspectives, Leigh Phillips, CEO of EARN, shares more about her work using technology to empower low-income Americans to take charge of their financial lives. Federal Reserve Bank research shows that 47% of Americans cannot access $400 in an emergency without going into debt or selling something and that better saving solutions can help. EARN's SaverLife technology and economic inclusion programs help transform how low- to moderate-income Americans use technology to save in order to achieve financial security and take advantage of opportunities. Leigh discusses the importance of bridging the savings divide and her career to date tackling issues of wealth inequality. 

Learn more about EARN or access SaverLife at www.earn.org