meet kia thompson payne

caring educator. dream architect. financial activist. child advocate. community mom.

 

Meet Kia Thompson Payne, who is quickly becoming the Community’s Favorite Financial Activist℠.  Kia is a community builder, through financial activism, that strongly believes that each person’s financial success infectiously makes the community better.  She also believes that each person owes a debt to society to make it stronger, better, more inclusive, welcoming and nurturing for all of its members.

 

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Kia has always been passionate about uplifting her community.  After spending more than 20 years as a consultant and financial analyst, Kia decided to combine her dedication to empowering individuals and communities to take control of their finances and make a positive impact in the world with her love of young people.  The product born of this merger is About Your Money ℠, a program Kia founded to help young adults safely navigate financial topics while transitioning to adulthood.  Today, Kia is a sought-after speaker, sharing her expertise and inspiring others to engage in financial activism within their own communities.

 

While championing the positive impacts of a solid financial awareness within the community, Kia has become a leading voice for communities often marginalized or disregarded.  Relating the behavioral impact on financial decisions to basic budgeting success, Kia deeply understands the challenges and opportunities facing communities and individuals when it comes to managing their finances.

 

Through Kia’s speaking engagements, Kia evidences her passion surrounding empowering individuals and communities to take control of their finances and make a positive impact in the world.  Kia reminds us that we can all be activists.  We can all be change agents.  We can save future generations if we just first save ourselves.  Attendees can expect to leave Kia’s presentations with practical, actionable steps they can take to make a difference now.

 

Kia holds an accounting degree from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park.  After working for multiple Fortune 500 companies, Kia continued to pursue higher education.  With a concentration in international finance and strategy, Kia earned her MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

While Kia is extremely proud of her professional and academic accomplishments, her purest joy comes from the joy and happiness and successes of her children.  Affectionately known as The Community Mom ℠, Kia is often seen buzzing through the community shuttling several of her children, both those that have always called her mom and the dozens more she’s been blessed to share along the way.

01. community

When our community is well and uplifted, we all are. It’s hard to succeed when living in an unjust, oppressive space. When in a thriving environment, we are free to dream and to succeed; to live instead of survive. When our community is better, we are better.

02. integrity

Everything we do comes from a space of honesty. Transparency, morality and genuine care for our students and families. We will never sell ourselves or our values for a quick buck.

03. Empowerment

We are providing the foundation of better relationship with money. We empower our students with the understanding and knowledge to make choices that are right for them, choices that will aid in their financial and mental well being.

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