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Virtual Happy Hour > Stay Green: What You Need To Know About Growing Your Wealth

Take The Lead Presents: Virtual Happy Hour series that seeks to change the narrative from problems to solutions through thought leadership. It’s a live Zoom webcast, easy to access and you can ask the guests your most burning questions. Our goal is to provide you with takeaways you can use right away in your life and work.

Stay Green: What You Need To Know About Growing Your Wealth

On this free live Virtual Happy Hour, we’ll be joined by Stacey Tisdale,President and CEO ofMind Money Media, Inc., financial journalist and author of The True Cost of Happiness: The Real Story Behind Managing Your Money; and Sonya Smith-Valentine, President and CEO of Financially Fierce, LLC., attorney and financial expert.

You'll learn how to:

  • Find resources to maintain and grow your wealth

  • Discover solutions to habits that may block your wealth growth

  • Learn how to decrease financial stress in your employees

  • Define ways to safeguard your financial future now

  • Sharpen your negotiation skills

  • Understand your relationship to your money

  • Chart your financial needs now to have a green future

  • Learn how to make good financial decisions

  • Make changes now no matter where you are in your wealth management

You can ask:

  • Anything if you participate live!

  • Sign up even if you can’t attend live—we’ll send the link afterward so you don’t miss the valuable tips. 

  • Tweet questions in advance to @takeleadwomen to make sure your question gets answered. 



Stacey Tisdale, President and CEO Mind Money Media, Inc., is a broadcast business journalist and author and has reported on business and financial issues for more than 20 years, reporting and contributing to Psychology Today, Al Jazeera America, PBS, NBC, Huffington Post – Black Voices, CNN, Business Week, CBS, Wall Street Journal television, Black Enterprise, O Magazine, Essence and more. She is the author of The True Cost of Happiness: The Real Story Behind Managing Your Money and created a financial literacy curriculum called Winning Play$ for elementary to college-aged students in conjunction with NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids Foundation.

Tisdale also creates financial education and life skills programs for professional sports teams and corporations including WNBA’s Washington Mystics, New York Giants, and the female employees of Microsoft. A graduate of Marymount College, winner of the 2018 Marymount College Alumna of Achievement award, and a member of the Butler Society, Tisdale also attended Polytechnic of Central London in England. Tisdale is on the advisory committee for The Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair for Media, Culture, and Feminist studies at Rutgers University, and she also sits on the communications committee for the gender parity movement Paradigm for Parity. Her broadcasting career came after her work on Wall Street as a cash manager for the commodities firm Balfour Maclaine International.


Sonya Smith-Valentine, President and CEO of Financially Fierce LLC,survived a devastating car accident to become a successful businesswoman and attorney. During a year of physical therapy and recovery, she finished law school, took the CPA exam and the bar exam and learned the importance of perseverance, determination, hard work, financial know-how and leadership. Smith-Valentine is an award-winning executive, financial expert and attorney with over 25 years experience in personal finance, business finance, negotiation, leadership, and professional development.

A thought leader, keynote speaker, consultant and trainer, Smith-Valentine provides strategies and solutions, working with individuals, multi-national corporations, law firms, government agencies, higher education and community organizations across the country improving productivity, leadership, negotiation skills and financial know-how. To date, she has helped managers save over $4.5 million in costs due to improved financial acumen. A motivational speaker for corporate events. employee resource groups and conferences, Smith-Valentine is regularly interviewed for television segments and news articles by various news organizations and media outlets including Washington Post, CBS, NBC, Nasdaq, Fox Business, Black Enterprise and more.


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Gloria Feldt is the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead, with the mission to prepare and propel women to leadership parity by 2025. Starting as a teen mom, her hard work and leadership abilities led her to a 30-year career at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, including a 9-year stint as its national president and CEO. People Magazine has called her “the voice of experience,” Glamour named her Woman of the Year, Forbes to their 40 over 40 list, and Vanity Fair named her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers.” When she discovered that women had been stuck at 18 percent of top leadership positions for two decades, she knew she had to find a way to change that. The result: she wrote the bestselling book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power to give women practical Power Tools that break down their unconscious barriers to greater personal and professional success.That book led to the organization Take The Lead and comprehensive leadership programs such as the 50 Women Can Change the World.

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Cohost: Reshma Gopaldas has been creating video content with a focus on women’s rights and health for over 15 yars. As the Associate Director of Creative Services and Talent Engagement at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she produced, directed, and wrote the majority of their video content, and managed their celebrity supporters. Prior to that, she worked in film and television production in New York, with notable directors and actors. Her work has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, ABC, HuffPo, Jezebel, Fox, etc. Today, she heads video for SHE Media, which includes BlogHer, Stylecaster,, HelloFlo and SheMediacom.

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