Brown Ambition Joins the Westwood One Podcast Network

Top-Ranked Personal Finance Podcast for Women and Marginalized Communities Drops Today

NEW YORK, NY – February 10, 2021 – CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One welcomes Brown Ambition, a weekly podcast about juggling life, career, and building wealth, to the Westwood One Podcast Network. Hosts Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche offer life-changing financial advice and resources for women and other communities that have been excluded from the essential financial conversations necessary to thrive. Business Insider named Brown Ambition one of “The best personal finance podcasts of 2021.”

Published each Wednesday, Brown Ambition is available at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Pandora, among other platforms. Westwood One monetizes, markets, and distributes the podcast.

“When we started Brown Ambition more than five years ago, we knew we wanted to create a unique space for women of color to feel empowered to build wealth and take charge of their careers unapologetically,” said Mandi Woodruff, co-host and executive producer of Brown Ambition. “I’m so proud of the organic growth we have achieved with the show thanks to the loyal listeners who have made us part of their weekly routine all these years. As we begin this new partnership with Westwood One, I’m excited to see what the next chapter for Brown Ambition has in store for not only us but our “BA Fam” as well!”

“I’m super excited to join the Westwood One family. Mandi and I have been looking for a partnership that aligns with our goals, dreams, and growth for our podcast, Brown Ambition,” said co-host TIffany Aliche. “With Westwood One, we’ve found the perfect fit.”

“Mandi and Tiffany have built an impressive show brimming with important financial content aimed at helping underserved communities,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing at CUMULUS MEDIA and president of Westwood One. “Everyone deserves access to information that guides savvy decisions – these ladies provide the inspiration, the motivation, and the right tools to help people understand how to achieve financial security.”

About Mandi Woodruff

Mandi Woodruff is an award-winning financial journalist, editorial leader, speaker and podcast producer. As a journalist, she has covered personal finance news and anchored video series for sites such as Yahoo Finance and Business Insider.

In February 2021, Mandi became the Chief Consumer Advocate for Ally Financial, one of the nation’s leading digital banks, where she serves as the bank’s spokesperson on all things personal finance.

From 2016-2021, Mandi served as Senior Content Director for and its subsidiaries, where she steered a team of 30+ staff editors, writers and dozens of contributors to produce hundreds of articles monthly as well as newsletters, webinars, e-books, social media content and video content.

Mandi has appeared as an expert guest on numerous media outlets, including Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CBS This Morning, Business Insider, NY1, and Pix 11. She is also one of the founding members of the Newsweek Expert Forum and previously wrote a personal finance column for Teen Vogue.

About Tiffany Aliche

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, is an award-winning teacher of financial education and is quickly becoming America’s favorite, personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of The One Week Budget and the Live Richer Challenge series. More recently, Tiffany authored a children’s book, Happy Birthday Mali More; and will be releasing her first traditionally published book, Get Good With Money in March 2021.

Through her company, The Budgetnista, Tiffany has created a financial movement that has helped over 1 million women worldwide collectively save more than $200 million, and pay off over $100 million in debt, purchase homes and transform the way they think about their finances. These women that participate in this global movement call themselves, Dream Catchers.

Tiffany credits her experience as a preschool teacher for 10 years in Newark, NJ for defining her purpose behind The Budgetnista…education.

In 2019, Tiffany transformed her commitment into legislation when she partnered with Assemblywoman Angela V. McKnight to write a bill that was later signed into Law A1414 (The Budgetnista Law). This law made it mandatory for financial education to be integrated into all middle schools in New Jersey.

To further her mission Tiffany has created and teaches numerous financial classes both online and in person. Her signature course is her annual, Live Richer Challenge with over 900,000 women participating in one or more of her Challenges.

She also blogs about personal finance for The Huffington Post and The Budgetnista Blog, co-hosts an award-winning podcast, Brown Ambition, and has an online school, the Live Richer Academy that teaches women how to create, implement and automate their own financial education path.

The Budgetnista and her financial advice have been featured on Good Morning America, the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, ESSENCE Magazine, FORBES, Fox Business, MSNBC, CNN/HLN. She is also the featured financial expert for the popular daytime talk show, The Real.

About Westwood One

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news, and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 7,300 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and Westwood One Backstage. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information, please visit


Karen Glover | Westwood One |