Plinqit joins San Diego Wave FC at Torero Stadium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX and promote positive financial health for all
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Plinqit, the only savings platform of its kind that pays users for learning about personal finances, will present San Diego Wave FC’s match on July 15 commemorating 50 years of Title IX and the ongoing fight for gender equality.
As a proud sponsor of San Diego Wave FC, Plinqit is committed to continuing the fight for equality and removing barriers for women. While there have been many positive results since Title IX was passed in 1972, there is more progress to be made before complete equality is achieved, as women still face unique roadbloacks to financial independence. According to the 2020 Census, families with a female head of household have more than twice the poverty rate than families with a male as the head of household, which can be attributed to multiple factors, including the gender pay gap, where current data reveals that women earn 82 cents for every dollar a man earns.
Despite these challenges, Plinqit strives to empower all consumers, across demographics, to achieve sustained financial wellness by providing a platform that educates users about personal finances while helping them save and plan for future financial needs. Together, San Diego Wave FC and Plinqit will collaborate to make a positive impact for their communities through financial education initiatives that help every individual make the best financial decisions possible.
At San Diego Wave FC’s match on July 15 at Torero Stadium, Plinqit will hold a series of giveaways during the event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX and promote positive financial health for all. For each person that creates a Plinqit account, they will be entered into a chance to win a signed Wave FC jersey. The first 200 people to create a Plinqit account will also have the chance to win additional prizes.
“For the team at Plinqit, we take great pride in celebrating the anniversary of Title IX and continuing the fight for equality with San Diego Wave FC. As a female founder and CEO of a fintech company, gender diversity is an issue I care deeply about. In the fintech industry, a mere 5.6 percent of fintech CEOs are women, so there is still much work to do,” said Kathleen Craig, founder and CEO of Plinqit. “Presenting San Diego Wave FC’s Title IX match is one way we can raise awareness of the work that still needs to be done in the fight for equality while recognizing the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of life, especially when it comes to promoting financial wellness.”
“San Diego Wave FC’s inaugural season would not be possible without the powerful athletes that comprise this team and we recognize the positive impacts that Title IX has made by opening up opportunities for women – not just in sports, but in virtually every aspect of life,” said Jill Ellis, President of San Diego Wave FC. “However, the fight for equality is not over. We value our partners that aim to be a force for good and Plinqit embodies that. Our organizations share a vision for giving all individuals equal opportunities to perform at the highest level and ultimately, reach their professional and financial goals.”
Plinqit is a brandable, mobile-first platform that is elegant and highly powerful at the same time. Unlike any other savings platform on the market, its patented Build Skills™ pays users for engaging with content, creating higher user engagement for financial institutions. Created by Millennials for Millennials, Plinqit helps financial institutions connect with this important demographic in a meaningful, relevant way – bringing together digital customers, FI’s, and savings in one beautiful place. For more information, visit info.plinqit.com.
About San Diego Wave Fútbol Club
San Diego Wave Fútbol Club is the 12th and newest member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The club’s vision is to be a force for good through the game we love and is led by President Jill Ellis, former head coach of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) and two-time World Cup champion. Together with Head Coach Casey Stoney, the club will bring the highest level of world-class, professional soccer to San Diego. USWNT standouts Alex Morgan and Abby Dahlkemper were two of the first players signed to the club that consists of athletes representing six international soccer federations, including US, Mexico, Canada, Sweden, England and Australia. The team is now playing at its temporary home, University of San Diego’s Torero Stadium. The new Snapdragon Stadium will serve as Wave FC’s permanent home upon completion of construction in September 2022. Learn more about the club and players at www.SanDiegoWaveFC.com.