Oraynab’s journey started with a few personal conversations as she pursued her business degrees. It was at that time women began confessing how uncomfortable they were in matters of finance and money. Many shared stories of debt problems and financial issues after divorce. These women were afraid and unsure where to turn to, or how they would even manage. Sitting in an MBA level accounting course one day, Oraynab knew at that point she wanted to do more than just manage corporate accounts after she graduated. It was then she vowed to dedicate her time and effort to reaching out to women who were lost in matters of money management.
After graduation, she launched Business Interludes, LLC, to focus on helping women learn the knowledge they need to manage their money and save for their future.
Not until her divorce of 2012 did Oraynab realize just how critical her work was. Having to cope with the emotional toll of a divorce, she witnessed first-hand the lack of resources available to help women manage their own money. As she was aware, many women who wind up divorced are mothers who leave the workforce to care for families. With no personal income and the critical skills they lost while they were home, starting over was a challenge.
Through her work, Oraynab has positioned her business as a mediator between the women who need financial advice and the tools and resources available to them. Instead of advising clients where to save and invest their money, she empowers them by exposing them to the basics of savings and investing so they can have control over their financial future.
Oraynab has been blogging about her experience and sharing her knowledge on her personal blog and published her first e-book in 2012: Financial Literacy: Helping Women Help Themselves.
She offers workshops and consultations on budgeting, saving and investing, and offers career advice.