Statement is an event and community for women in financial media
Our mission is to connect the change-makers and decision makers so we can amplify the conversation around women, equity, power, feminism and money.
The kinds of topics we talk about
The conversation around money and women is already starting to change. How do you make a statement that has an impact? How can you be a bold voice?
what are the real financial challenges facing women right now and how can we build powerful communities that serve up solutions?
your business. where are you headed and what’s stopping you from getting there? how can the statement community help you take the next step?
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.
Dorie Clark teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and is a professional speaker. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You (Harvard Business Review Press), which was named one of the Top 5 Business Books of 2017 by Forbes. Her previous books include Reinventing You and Stand Out, which Inc. magazine declared the #1 Leadership Book of 2015, and was a Washington Post bestseller. The New York Times has described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.”
A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and is a consultant and speaker for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is also a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album. You can download her free Entrepreneurial You self-assessment workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com/entrepreneur.
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.
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.
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.
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
Kelly Hultgren is a journalist and podcaster based in New York City. Since 2013, she's been reporting and producing for Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for the NBC TODAY show. Hultgren’s work has been featured in publications like The New York Times, NBC, Fortune, Forbes and Refinery29. For the past three years, Hultgren has prod uced the HerMoney with Jean Chatzky podcast, coming on every show to provide the millennial perspective in the fan-favorite Mailbag segment, in which she and Chatzky discuss listeners’ questions. Inspired by the success of the podcast—and the community it has created—Hultgren is one of three co-founders of HerMoney Media, Inc., a new digital media company focused on improving the relationships women have with money. Learn more at HerMoney.com.
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.
Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, and brand advisor. Her TEDx talk, “Stop Searching for Your Passion,” has earned almost 5 million views to date. A former magazine editor and radio host at Martha Stewart, she has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Anderson Cooper Show. Her work has been featured Oprah magazine, Marie Claire, Prevention, Business Insider, Forbes.com, and Inc.com. She teaches people how to deliver their messages on screen and on stage, through her consulting work and her courses, Lights Camera Expert, and Tapped to Speak, as well as her live event, Tapped to Speak LIVE. She’s also a stand-up comic and performs all over New York City.
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.
Leslie McCall is Presidential Professor of Sociology and Political Science, and Associate Director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, at the CUNY Graduate Center. She studies public opinion about inequality, opportunity, and related economic and policy issues; trends in actual earnings and family income inequality; and patterns of intersectional inequality. She is the author of The Undeserving Rich: American Beliefs about Inequality, Opportunity, and Redistribution (2013) and Complex Inequality: Gender, Class, and Race in the New Economy (2001). Her research has also been published in a wide range of journals and edited volumes and supported by the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, Demos: A Network of Ideas and Action, the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University, and the Advanced Research Collaborative of the CUNY Graduate Center. She was formerly Professor of Sociology and Political Science and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University.
The women behind Statement
Stefanie O’Connell is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and author or the book, ‘The Broke and Beautiful Life’. Stefanie has appeared on CBS News, Fox & Friends, ABC World news, and the Dr. Oz Show. She is a regular contributor at SUCCESS magazine and USA Today, and her work has been featured in outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The New York times, Glamour, Success Magazine, and Oprah Magazine.
Emma Pattee is a writer whose work focuses on the intersection of women, bodies and power. She has been featured in Glamour, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, The South Florida Times, Lifehacker, and The Billfold.