Paris Woods

Chief of Programs at YouthForce NOLA

Paris Woods is a first-generation college graduate of Harvard University and a lifelong educator, having worked at some of the country’s top institutions. The daughter of a wise mother who encouraged her to venture out into the world and make “new mistakes,” Paris learned the hard way how to manage her finances and achieve financial freedom. Through years of trial and error and the guidance of numerous FIRE (financial independence, retire early) experts, Paris landed on some simple principles that completely turned things around for her financially and in life. Her #1 Amazon Bestselling book, The Black Girl’s Guide to Financial Freedom, teaches readers how to win financially while living a life they love. Paris is a two-time graduate of Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies and a master’s degree in Education Policy & Management. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin.