015 Girls are Great at Math Movement with retired Navy and DOD retiree, Phylecia Jones

Phylecia Jones is affectionately known as the Budgetologist. As a motivational speaker and podcaster, she has been getting people to clean up their financial act and find ways to “feed their budget.”  Her recent Ted Talk has brought her back into the STEM community, something she thought was part of her past after retiring five years ago.  Her message is powerful and clear, i.e., we need to create new stereotypes to make the world a better place. Please join us as we delve into her background in STEM, baton twirling, and her passion for photography and travel.  Our biggest salute to this veteran who is making a difference in the world!


Show Notes

With a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in Systems Engineering, Phylecia Jones proudly served 13 years as a civilian Computer Scientist for the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense, supporting sailors and soldiers across the world, but realized that it was not enough.  At the age of 36 years old, she took an early retirement and started a journey that would forever change her lifeā€¦ entrepreneurship.  As the CEO of Keep up with Mrs. Jones LLC, Creator of Budget School, a premier business financial education platform, and Host of the Budget School Podcast, Phylecia is the savvy go-to budgeting nerd, speaker, and trainer.

Women of Denver

“All Girls are Great at Math” by Phylecia Jones at TEDxCherryCreekWomen2018

Ask the Budgetologist

American Society for Engineering Education


STEM Rockstar:

Katherine Johnson

Patricia Bath

Josephine Cochrane

Book recommendations:

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage, by Mel Robbins

You Are a BadassĀ®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, by Jen Sincero

The Twilight Saga White Collection, by Stephenie Meyer

Favorite quote:               

“Being a great scientist is not knowing all of the answers, but knowing how to find the answers.”


Contact information:

Keep Up with Mrs. Jones

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