Category Archives: Diversity

Julia Pimsleur: Million Dollar Women

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We’ve all heard the phrase ‘go big or go home,’ but the sad truth is that many female entrepreneurs end up choosing the latter. Women are two times more likely to shut down their businesses due to a lack of capital, and despite the fact that there are 10 million female entrepreneurs in the US generating $1.4 trillion in revenue, only 3% of women-owned businesses hit the $1M mark.

These are the statistics that inspired Julia Pimsleur to start the Million Dollar Women Movement,

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Elizabeth Dean: Women Can Have it All

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Ever heard about Forensic Accounting?

If not, then you’ll in for a treat as our special guest, Elizabeth Dean shares how her passion for mathematics led her to a rather new kind of service in the financial world.

As the vice-president and founding member of TM Financial Forensics LLC, Elizabeth tells her journey from doing a traditional accounting role into consulting.

Along the way, she discovers key issues that impact not just her but all women who are looking to further their career in male dominated fields: law,

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Marguerita Cheng: Bringing Empathy and Connection to Financial Planning

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Though the world of finance continues to be dominated by men, today’s guest argues that the strengths required for success in the field of financial advisory are competencies normally associated with women, specifically empathy and communication.  Rita Cheng is the CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth, an investment advisory firm that delivers comprehensive financial planning and wealth management solutions to families, entrepreneurs, and executives. As a trusted partner and educational resource, Blue Ocean provides corporations and institutions with portfolio construction,

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Janet Salazar: UN Representative Shares a Real Solution for Diversity

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While the world has seen many women stake their claims as leaders, there is still a gap between genders in terms of leadership. In today’s episode, Janet Salazar, human potential activist and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, talks about a solution to bridge the gap and create real change. She discusses her innovative dialogue series, Conversations with Men™, a pioneering and groundbreaking executive forum with the mission of engaging men in leadership roles to accelerate women’s leadership at the top,

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Dorri McWhorter: An Innovative Transformation for Women Empowerment

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The YWCA has had a long legacy for providing social services to a number of different communities. Learn more about its journey of transformation from a 140-year-old social service agency to a twenty-first century social enterprise in today’s interview with Dorri McWhorter, the current CEO of YWCA Chicago and one of the top women innovators listed in Chicago’s #TheBlueNetwork.

Dorri tells the story of how her experience in a number of corporate positions gave her the perspective to find new solutions for the YWCA’s transformation.

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