As Work & Money Director at Refinery29, Lindsey Stanberry provides young women with the smart, entertaining, financial and career advice they deserve. She developed her passion for these topics after her story “How I Saved $100,000 to Buy an Apartment” massively resonated with R29 readers. Lindsey is the author of Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances...And Everyone Else's, and co-host of Money Diaries: The Podcast. She lives in Brooklyn with her frugal husband and an expensive toddler.
Morgan Jerkins is the author of This Will Be My Undoing, which debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers List and was long listed for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her short form work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, and The Washington Post, among many others. An alumna of Princeton University and the Bennington Writing, Seminars, Jerkins is a former associate editor at Catapult and currently teaches in Columbia University's MFA program in nonfiction.
Helaine Olen is a blogger for the Washington Post's opinion section. An expert on money and society with a deep understanding of public policy, she writes, speaks and consults on issues including Social Security, retirement, healthcare, student loans and women’s financial issues. She's the author of “Pound Foolish: Exposing The Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry” and co-author of “The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be So Complicated." Helaine has appeared on The Daily Show, Frontline, C-Span, the BBC, MSNBC, All Things Considered, Marketplace and more to share her forward-thinking commentary on topical consumer financial issues.
Jada Gomez is the Executive Editor of Bustle, the leading digital destination for women. There, she oversees lifestyle, books and entertainment.
Prior to joining Bustle, she served as Site Director at Latina Magazine, and held additional positions at PEOPLE, TIME, and HipHopDX. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from New York University.
Veronica Dagher is an award-winning senior wealth management reporter for the Wall Street Journal. She is the co-creator, host and co-producer of the top-rated podcast the Wall Street Journal’s “Secrets of Wealthy Women” ( apple.co/2fUWaKv) where she interviews some of the most well-known women in the world including Gloria Steinem, Maria Sharapova and Rebecca Minkoff. She is the author of the WSJ ebook, Resilience, How 20 Ambitious Women Used Obstacles to Fuel Their Success. She co-produces and hosts videos for WSJ.com and is a regular guest on the Fox Business Network and other national media where she speaks about women, personal finance, markets and the economy. She is a frequent panel moderator and MC across the U.S. She received her M.B.A. from Fordham University and is a volunteer anti-human trafficking educator for LifeWay Network.
Claire Wasserman is the founder of Ladies Get Paid, a career development organization that helps women negotiate for pay and power at work. In less than three years, the community has grown to more than 30,000 women from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Chosen as one of Bumble’s 100 Most Inspiring New Yorkers, Claire is currently writing a book (entitled Ladies Get Paid of course!) be published in 2020 by Simon & Schuster.
Logan Sachon is an insurance editor at Policygenius in New York City. She is the co-founder of The Billfold, a groundbreaking personal finance site for millennials that was named one of Time's 25 Best Blogs of 2012. Her work has been published in New York Magazine, Glamour, The Guardian, BuzzFeed and more.
Brittany Hennessy is the best-selling author of “INFLUENCER: Building Your Personal Brand In The Age Of Social Media” and the Vice-President of Marketing at Carbon, a technology company building solutions for influencers.
Brittany was named to Talking Influence’s 2018 Top Industry Player list, she is a member of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts and Sciences where she judges the annual Shorty Awards and the Shorty Social Good Awards, and is also a judge of the Influencer Marketing Awards.
Marguerita M. Cheng is the Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. Prior to co-founding Blue Ocean Global Wealth, she was a Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial and an Analyst and Editor at Towa Securities in Tokyo, Japan. Marguerita is a past spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign and a regular columnist for Investopedia & Kiplinger. She is a CFP® professional, a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM, a Retirement Income Certified Professional®, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. As a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) Ambassador, Marguerita helps educate the public, policymakers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning.
Ashley M. Fox is a former Wall Street analyst, a Howard University grad, and she is now an expert in her field as a Financial Education Specialist. After helping manage money for both millionaires and billionaires, during her career on Wall Street, Ashley felt that it was her God-given purpose to financially empower those Wall Street would never talk to. This passion lead her to quit her job and start her own company; Empify.
Empify (merging of the words EMPower and modIFY), is an education- based organization created to help both adults and children understand financial literacy. Empify focuses on the creation of life-altering programs, informative digital content and interactive events curated to teach all aspects of financial education. Since 2014, Empify’s programs have reached thousands of students in over 50 different schools and organizations throughout the country.
Kristin Wong is a freelance writer, journalist, and author of the book Get Money: Live the Life You Want Not Just the Life You Can Afford. Kristin has been published in the New York Times, Glamour magazine, Refinery29, New York magazine's The Cut, and at NBCNews.com. The Society of Professional Journalists awarded her the Northwest Excellence in Journalism award for her work at MSN Living. Kristin has discussed her writing on NPR, Buzzfeed's AM2DM, Fox Business, and WNYC.
Emma Johnson is a business journalist, gender equality activist, #1 best-selling author of The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), and founder of Wealthysinglemommy.com, the world's largest platform for single moms.
A former Associated Press reporter, Emma has been featured on New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Headline News, CNBC, NPR, TIME, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Doctors, and many more. She was named Parents magazine's “Best of the Web,” “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and “9 Overachieving New Yorkers You Must Date” by New York Observer.
Emma frequently speaks on women's issues, including at the United Nation Summit for Gender Equality. She is founder of Moms for Shared Parenting, an activist organization aimed at making equally shared parenting the norm