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30 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
092: Championing Cybersecurity with Rachel Wilson
While cybersecurity is not a new concept, a spotlight has been placed on its importance given the ever-increasing sophistication of cybercriminals, COVID-19, and the new work-from-home evolution. Our incredibly special guest is none other than the Head of Cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Rachel Wilson. After her childhood love of all things cryptography, code making and code breaking, her dream of working for the National Security Agency (NSA) was realized, where she spent 15 years in various leadership roles and managed the NSA's counterterrorism operation and led global enterprise in detecting and disrupting terrorist plotting against the U.S. and its allies. Thereafter she entered the world of financial services and was later tapped by Morgan Stanley. Rachel is extremely passionate about cybersecurity and this timely discussion helps us all understand where we are with cybersecurity and how we can protect ourselves. You don’t want to miss this.
46 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
091: New Thoughts about Negotiating with Mori Taheripour
In this episode, I sat work with the fabulous Mori Taheripour. The powerhouse professor who teaches Negotiation and Dispute Resolution to undergraduate and graduate students at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She’s also the author of Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly. From Public Health in the AIDS field to teaching at Wharton, Mori’s experiences have armed her with the skills to be a great negotiator. For her, negotiation starts with learning more about oneself. She believes that you need to better understand yourself, what you want, and know that you deserve what you’re asking for. Once you have a grasp on that, you’ll connect with others effortlessly. To hear more on negotiations, what they mean, and how to approach them - listen in! Mori provides some powerful insight that we can all benefit from.
48 minutes | May 20, 2020
090: Conversation and Care with Dr. Joy Lere
Our special guest is Dr. Joy Lere, a psychologist, consultant, speaker and writer whose practice focuses on the intersection of human behavior and finance. Specializing in money, mindset and meaning, her experience has shown that the primary issue driving demand for her services, directly or indirectly, relates to money. She helps patients become financially savvy, emotionally strong and confident. In my jubilant conversation with Joy, she discussed how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and how it all starts with self-care. Self-care is about making choices for yourself that gives you an opportunity to reflect, de-stress and regain control over your sleep, your calendar and personal space where you feel grounded. She also spoke of the recently common feeling of “important anxiety.” It’s a response that allows us to adapt to the world around us. This conversation was exactly what I needed to center myself and hope it will do the same for you. Listen in!
41 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
089: Women, Movies, and Media with Madeline Di Nonno
This guest is one for the ages. We sat down with The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, CEO, Madeline Di Nonno to discuss ways they’re encouraging television and other media to infuse intersectionality, diversity and inclusion in their content. Founded in 2004 by Academy Award Winning Actor Geena Davis, the Institute is the only organization working collaboratively within the entertainment industry to engage, educate and influence the creation of gender-balanced onscreen portrayals, reducing harmful stereotypes and creating an abundance of unique female characters targeting children 11 and under. The nonprofit’s slogan is, If she can see it, she can be it.TM I’ve been following Geena and her organization for quite some time. When I joined as a member to support the organization, I dreamed of having this episode’s guest on my podcast. What an interview!
60 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
088: Speak Up, Step Up, Make it Happen with Minda Harts and Christine Brown-Quinn
This episode we have two wonderful guests, Minda Harts and Christine Brown-Quinn. Both discussing career advice! Minda is the CEO of The Memo LLC, a career development platform for women of color. She’s also the best-selling author of, “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know To Secure A Seat at the Table”. Minda says that success is not a solo sport, you have to build your squad. It all boils down to relationship building and how to articulate your value all while quantifying your worth. Christine Brown-Quinn is a best-selling author of “Step Aside Superwoman” and “Unlock Your Career Success”. Christine believes she’s a better mother, partner, sister, and daughter because of her career. These are life skills that teach you how to progress a career and enjoy a personal life. Tune in to hear career advice on steroids and how you can up-level you!
53 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
087: Ageless FinTech with Lisa Moyle
Lisa Moyle is co-founder of VC Innovations where she’s committed to connecting established financial institutions with financial technology (FinTech) startups and technology providers. All the while keeping an eye towards making sure women are part of the equation. Her annual event, FinTech Talents, beings together this ecosystem of nearly 3,000 attendees to facilitate networking, establishing business relationships, and giving university students a look inside the industry. Aside from creating memorable, unique and interactive experiences at these events, her goal is to make sure women are not only a part of this ecosystem, but they’re also part of the voices that help create the products to be consumed by and meet the needs of women, specifically, women baby boomers.
42 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
086: Speaking Out with Alex Chalekian
Our special guest is Alex Chalekian, founder and CEO of Lake Avenue Financial and ally and believer in women. In his words, “it’s important for women to have a voice in this industry and to be able to do the things that they should be able to do!” Alex started a universal dialogue around solving female harassment by notably speaking up against Ken Fisher who made controversial remarks at one particular fireside chat at the Tiburon CEO Summit. Since then, he penned a processes to report and address harassment and his selfless and important work continues today.
38 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
085: One Girl at a Time with Seema Hingorani
This one is a dream guest! Seema Hingorani is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management focused on talent development, client relationships and diversity initiatives. She served as a member of the National Finance Committee of Secretary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign and is an active member of The Economic Club of New York and 100 Women in Finance. Seema’s also the Founder and Chair of Girls Who Invest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and leadership in the asset management industry. Seema has a 30x30 mission. Her life’s work will be realized when women manage 30% of the world’s investable capital by 2030. How will we get there? By focusing on talent, training and tenacity. Invest your time in learning more about Seema. It will be well worth it!
57 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
084: Clapping Back with Elijah Lawal
This week’s guest is passionate about debunking stereotypes. At a young age, Elijah wrote short stories about Nigerian myths and legends and sold them to his classmates for £1. Today, he’s a published author of, The Clapback, a definitive guide to addressing negative stereotypes about the black community. From swimming and fried chicken to privilege and allyship, he discusses his opinions and learnings from his in-depth research.
46 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
083: Changing the Language of Wealth with Chloe B. Mckenzie
Chloe B. Mckenzie is an inspiration and one I absolutely feel privileged to interview. She’s a brilliant and resilient woman who coined the term “wealth justice”. Her mission is to close the wealth gap for black women and create a curriculum that delivers messages about wealth and wealth accumulation. The most interesting part? Her target audience is students, starting in kindergarten! She has quite the story - from an abusive family to a liver failure – she’s unstoppable at only 27. After you listen, do yourself a favor and pick up her book, The Activist Investor.
42 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
082: Financially Fierce with Veronica Dagher
If you know me, you know how important financial independence is. As a woman, you have to be. Never depend on anyone...ever. This week’s guest, Veronica Dagher, is an award-winning Senior Wealth Management and Personal Finance Reporter for The Wall Street Journal. When she lost her father, she quickly learned the importance of being a financially independent woman. “I don't want to be in this position where something happens to my spouse one day and I don’t know how to handle money. This is not going to be my future,” Veronica explains in regards to her mother not knowing how to write a check. Today, Veronica’s built a career around teaching women how to be financially independent. She’s the true definition of a go-getter. As a writer, she learned to be curious and prepare. I mean, she’s talking to people like Gloria Steinem!
33 minutes | Sep 19, 2019
081: Power. Focus. Intention.
Carla Harris is Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She is also an inspiration, a role model and a disruptor in the Financial Services industry. In her experience, people’s perception of you is the co-pilot to your reality and success. Carla believes we all have the power to change how we’re perceived. One of her first big professional mistakes: thinking she had to put her head down, get the work done and not ask any questions. She now knows that all mistakes are simply a matter of not knowing. Carla touches on what to do as a woman on a board, how to gain early exposure and experience, and the value of a network. Listen in!
44 minutes | Jul 12, 2019
080: Inclusion and Belonging
Diversity and inclusion. To create a space in your business that ensures that diversity and inclusion are part of the solution. As the CEO of Bar the Door Consulting, Katee Van Horn does just that. She focuses on what businesses can do to change, improve, and create true cultures of inclusion. Katee gives her take on what exactly diversity, inclusion, and belonging mean. She believes there are various ways to establish diversity and inclusion within a company - whether that’s at your town hall meetings or in your presentations. Start with small, incremental changes. You can’t boil the ocean overnight. Katee provides many perspectives, analogies, and ways to think about diversity and inclusion. Listen in to hear her experiences, stories, thoughts, and some inspiration for creating a culture of diversity and inclusion!
39 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
079: Work and Meaning
Andrée Simon is truly making a difference in the world. As CEO & President of FINCA Impact Finance (FIF), she leads a global network of microfinance banks and institutions. FIF’s network of community-based banks offer responsible and affordable loan and saving products to more than two million people across the world, empowering low income women and men to take control of their financial futures. Her two teenage kids are even committed to this mission…talk about an inspiration! Andree is a globetrotter who aims to conquer and save the world, one day at a time. With regular trips to Pakistan, Tanzania, Afghanistan and more, Andrée visits and oversees FINCA Impact Finance operations in 20 of the most difficult, yet most beautiful countries in the world. What a rockstar. Listen in to hear how she navigates being a fish out of water in most of those environments along with some wise advice.
41 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
078: Culture and Balance
The Head of Fixed Income at BMO. Janelle Woodward is responsible for fixed income capabilities across BMO Global Asset Management's $250B platform. This position, this responsibility… it’s a rarity as a woman in today’s day. In fact, Janelle was raised in a home with the belief that women were supposed to stay at home. Now, she’s the first generation professional women in her family. After having her first son, she quickly realized there was more that drove her than just being a stay at home mother. Listen in to hear Janelle touch on the importance of a work/life balance and how her three children pushed her to become a better mother and harder worker. Seriously, how does she oversee billions of dollars in fixed income globally and raise three children? Did I mention she also has her CFA? You’re an inspiration to us all, Janelle.
36 minutes | May 29, 2019
077: The Lawyer Who Rocks
The Lawyer Who Rocks! Seriously, though. Joleen Hughes rocks and is the CEO and Founder of Hughes Media Law Group, a law firm that provides in-house counsel services to clients who are innovators in business. Did Joleen dream of being a lawyer? Absolutely not. In fact, after her undergrad, she worked for a music management company where she managed the up and coming bands in Seattle. After realizing that a band is a business with dynamics and people that are “married” together, similar to a startup, she decided it was time for something new. That’s when one of her mentors convinced her to go to law school. One could say, the rest is history! Joleen has been rocking her way through the industry ever since. Her business evolved from creating a brand that’s relatable to people that need a lawyer and who appreciate having lawyers that truly care about them, work hard, and keep their best intentions in mind. Did I mention that Joleen also has her own podcast, The Lawyer Who Rocks? Go give her a listen. And give this episode a listen, too!
37 minutes | May 16, 2019
076: Seeds of Independence
Becoming financially independent is no easy feat. And getting to a point in your career where you can advise those on being financially independent is truly an adventure. Listen in to hear how Alice Tang, the Vice President of BPG Wealth Management LLC, has endured through all. From cold-calling people non-stop to making a mere $2,000 in one year, Alice talks about what she went through to get to where she is today. Her dad once told her, “no matter what happens, it’s important to remember that you planted a seed that could one day be a plant”. Alice’s a strong believer in creating apprenticeships for newcomers to the financial industry so that they have a place to learn and grow with the right people and resources. Her mission is to help people become financially independent and retire with confidence. Give it a listen to hear more!
44 minutes | May 7, 2019
075: To Bee or Not to Bee
The Queen Bee Syndrome. To some, this means Beyonce. To others, the leader of the group. Hear Dr. Melissa Briggs-Phillips hit on what it is and how it impacts women today. Melissa explains why she dislikes the word “syndrome” and her reasoning. She compares research with her own insights as a woman. With experience teaching a Psychology of Women class at the Ohio State University, Melissa’s well-versed on The Queen Bee Syndrome. She uses a theoretical lens that looks at research and facts all while using real-life experiences. And it makes sense! Melissa is the Owner and Founder of Next Generation Behavioral Health, a full-service clinical psychology practice and consulting firm. After completing her Ph.D., Melissa spent 15 years providing leadership on complex projects before opening her clinical practice and organizational speaking full-time. She’s a “ruthless optimist” that believes innovation happens at the intersection of divergent disciplines. Listen in to hear more about research, the Queen Bee Syndrome, and what the word feminism means to her.
30 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
074: In It For the Long Game
This weeks guest is the CEO & co-founder of Long Game, a personal finance app that encourages users to save money while winning cash prizes. Users of Long Game can win from 10 cents to one million dollars. A million dollars?! In her interview, Lindsay Holden discusses her fascination and experience with behavioral economics and how it sparked the idea of Long Game. From a simple interaction to a full gamified experience, you can now level up, win Crypto and cash all through saving on the Long Game app. You can start winning prizes by simply connecting your bank in the application. With characters and animations, it truly makes the gaming experience enjoyable, magical, and pleasant. After two years, they already have hundreds of thousands of users whose average engagement is daily. Lindsay holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. After school, she helped launch an early stage venture capital firm, Formation 8 where she got to learn the process and get exposure. After two years in venture capital, Lindsay quickly became inspired by entrepreneurs and wanted to try it out herself. Before Long Game, she co-founded the Applicant Auction, the primary auction for Top Level Domain names which held over $500M in auctions and over $1B in escrow before being acquired. Today, Lindsay’s focuses on the growth of Long Game, influencing those to save. Start saving and receiving rewards by downloading the Long Game app in the app store!
35 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
0:73 Money Girl’s, Money Moves
Laura Adams is a nationally recognized personal finance expert. She’s the author of many books and audiobooks, including Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich a fun, comprehensive guide to personal finance. This book is written in simple language to help readers digest and understand the terminology, tactics, and attitudes that create a foundation for smart financial decisions. From accounting and real estate to owning a floor covering business and a COO for a small company, Laura’s had an extremely diverse career. She never dreamed of becoming a personal finance writer. She’s always been fascinated by the management side of money as she was one of those teenagers that begged her parents for her own checking account at the age of 12 or 13. Eventually, she received an MBA from the University of Florida in Gainesville, becoming a student of finance through books, gurus, and advisers. This is when she became interested in writing and decided to write a blog about the various topics she had learned in her MBA program. Around this time, Laura fell in love with podcasts and took it upon herself to start her own show in 2007. Since then, Laura has podcasted every week. The following year, she was invited to join the Quick and Dirty Tips Network as the host of the Money Girl Podcast and blog. Laura’s latest book, Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love, launched this year with detailed advice, strategies, helpful examples, and overlooked programs to eliminate debt and the stress that comes along with it. Laura focuses on financial confidence, being confident in your ability to use your knowledge and accomplish your goals.
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