Escaping Financial Abuse: Rebuilding Financial Resilience Through Career Relaunch

By Heather Black

April 3, 2024
7 min read

How build financial resilience after financial abuse with a well-paid career

During April, Supermums is shining a light on the importance of empowering women to earn more.
Having to build finanical resilience after escaping financial abuse is sadly a common reason why women have decided to launch their Salesforce Career with Supermums. Our clients have gone on to buy new homes, support their families and rebuild their lives. It’s so rewarding to see.

Understanding Financial Abuse

Financial abuse is a pervasive yet often overlooked aspect of domestic violence. Survivors of financial abuse face numerous hurdles, including rebuilding their careers and achieving financial independence. In this blog, we’ll delve into the journey of escaping financial abuse and relaunching a career to attain financial resilience, supported by statistics highlighting the prevalence and consequences of financial abuse.

Financial abuse occurs when one individual exerts control over another’s finances, limiting access to resources and autonomy. It manifests in various forms, such as withholding funds, controlling bank accounts, and sabotaging employment opportunities. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), financial abuse affects an alarming 99% of domestic violence cases.

Heather, the founder and CEO of Supermums, is a regular guest on a variety of podcast shows, sharing tips on how to gain financial resilience by successfully retraining and launching a new well-paid career. We have enjoyed collaborations with great allies including My Divorce Solution, Caroline Strawson, Loree Phillip at We Spark Coaching and Elizabeth Willits at Investing in Women.

we chat divorce podcast

The Impact of Financial Abuse

Financial abuse not only jeopardizes immediate financial security but also has enduring repercussions on career prospects and economic stability. Studies indicate that survivors of financial abuse are disproportionately vulnerable to poverty, homelessness, and unemployment. In fact, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) identifies financial abuse as a primary factor influencing survivors’ decisions to remain in or return to abusive relationships.

Escaping Financial Abuse

Breaking free from financial abuse necessitates courage, support, and strategic planning. Survivors often seek assistance from shelters, hotlines, and legal services to sever ties with their abusers. Once liberated from the abusive environment, prioritizing the restoration of financial independence becomes imperative. This journey entails reclaiming credit, securing stable housing, and pursuing gainful employment.

Relaunching Your Career after Financial Abuse

Reestablishing a career post-financial abuse can be daunting, but it’s feasible with determination and support. Many survivors opt to pursue education, vocational training, or entrepreneurship to acquire new skills and enhance employability. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, survivors who undergo career training or education are more likely to secure higher-paying jobs and attain financial stability.

Finding Financial Resilience

Financial resilience denotes the capacity to weather and rebound from financial setbacks. For survivors of financial abuse, attaining financial resilience necessitates not only rebuilding careers but also cultivating financial autonomy and security. This may encompass devising a budget, establishing emergency savings, and investing in long-term financial objectives. By assuming control of their finances and fostering a supportive network, survivors can surmount the challenges posed by financial abuse and flourish


Escaping financial abuse and relaunching a career to achieve financial resilience represents a journey fraught with obstacles, yet it’s also a journey marked by empowerment and optimism. With adequate resources, assistance, and perseverance, survivors can break free from the cycle of abuse, reconstruct their lives, and forge a brighter future for themselves and their loved ones. Let’s endeavor to raise awareness, extend support, and advocate for policies that empower survivors and prevent financial abuse within our communities.

How Supermums is empowering people after financial abuse

Supermums is empowering men and women to build financial resilience after financial abuse and earn more through elevating their career choices that enable them to build financial resilience.

We work with businesses and employers who choose to hire and empower women in the workplace

We help both men and women to launch and progress a flexible career within a higher paying profession so it pays to work.

We have actively help clients to:

  • Build financial resilience to buy their own homes
  • Increase their earnings to invest in their families and retirement
  • Launch a career with progressive earning opportunities.

What our clients say….

Why we care at Supermums

Supermums is an Authorised Salesforce Training Provider and we provide training courses to individuals looking to upskill and launch a new career.
It was founded on a mission to help mums secure a flexible well paid resilient career. The idea originated from our founder Heather Black when she found herself looking for a new career that would fit around starting a family without losing her financial footing. She stumbled across a career in Salesforce and realised other mothers should hear about the flexible well paid career opportunities in tech. Heather is also divorced and appreciates the challenges that single parents face.
This led Heather to completely change career and retrain as a Salesforce Consultant were she was earning £5k ($10k) a month working part time remotely. She felt that if she could do it then others could do to and she launched Supermums to spread the word in Nov 2016. Fast forward to now she has helped over 1300 upskill and retrain across 10 different countries.

Supermums alumni

Helping women learn in-demand skills

The highest-paid careers are aligned with the most in-demand skills that employers want right now and where talent shortages exist. These opportunities lie predominantly within the technology industry where the digital skills gap is accelerating. Salesforce alone estimate that they will create 9.3m jobs globally by 2026 globally.
LinkedIn highlights the following in-demand skills:

  • Cloud computing
  • Business analysis
  • Emotional intelligence
  • A.I. / Artificial intelligence
  • Data Analytics ‌

At Supermums we teach these in-demand skills

We help people to launch a career working with Salesforce CRM, the global no 1 Cloud Computing Solution. It is a great example of an eco-system that requires all of these in-demand skills listed above. Working within the Salesforce sector you can choose to work in a range of jobs roles an there is probably one to suit you.

To work in these areas you:

Don’t need:

  • a background in tech
  • to spend years getting trained up
  • to work in a technical role, there are lots of other roles.

Do need:

  • A desire to learn
  • Technology at home
  • Business acumen

Are you looking for a higher paying career?

Are you looking for a financial stability?

Then explore Salesforce as a career choice! You have nothing to loose.

To find out more..

  • Download our free Career Plan to learn more
  • Book in a free Career Consultation with our team to discuss how you can transfer your skills and experience.


Written By:

Heather Black
Heather is the founder of Supermums Recruitment and Training. With an extensive background in Salesforce Consultancy, Career Coaching and Training she is passionate about empowering people with the right skills, attributes and knowledge to be successful in their career.

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