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VBB 240 Melissa Leon — Small Business Owners Meet Your Maker, The Efficiency Bitch!

Melissa Leon is a 20-year corporate finance professional, small business owner, bestselling author, mother of three, and the self-proclaimed Efficiency Bitch. Melissa uses the word B.I.T.C.H. as an acronym to define the five areas she focuses on for women to live life by their own design: Bank, InBox, Time, Connection, and Harmony. Her book was written to help ambitious women stop wasting time, money, and all their awesome potential.

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VBB 239 Alexandra Mislin

VBB 239: Alexandra Mislin – 5 Tips For Women Negotiating Higher Salary!

Alexandra Mislin is passionate about educating others on how to analyze human behavior to motivate others to act in their interest. Currently, she’s an Associate Professor at American University’s Kogod School of Business and teaches various courses in Negotiation and Management in the Department of Management. Her research and study outline how trust and emotions, race and gender, affect negotiation and conflict management. Alexandra is also the author of the Medium article, 5 Tips for Women to Negotiate a Higher Salary: Practical Tips for Getting the Salary or Promotion You Want.

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VBB 238 Mariska Reinerink

VBB 238: Mariska Reinerink – Redefining The Relationship Women Have With Money!

Women face a unique set of financial challenges. Women have more hidden costs in their daily lives, like the pink tax, and the potential for more financial setbacks in the future, including the gender pay gap. Around the globe, women are generally less educated about personal finance – partly due to perceptions that finance is a “man’s issue.” This week we welcome Mariska Reinerink, Certified Behavioural Money Coach, Holistic Financial Planner, and Founder of MONEY WELLNESS. Mariska combined her finance and healthcare expertise into the Money Wellness approach that helps her clients transform their money story into one of freedom and confidence! “As a Financial Advisor and Certified Behavioural Money Coach, I not only help people figure out their finances and come up with financial and cash flow plans, but I also help people redefine their relationship with money.”

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VBB 237 Jessie Susannah Karnatz The Money Witch

VBB 237: Jessie Susannah Karnatz aka The Money Witch – Healing Your Relationship With Money

Are you the master of your money, or is money the master of you? April is Financial Literacy Month — at VBB it’s Women & Money Month. We could talk about the six components of financial literacy — earning, spending, saving, investing, borrowing, and protecting, or using financial skills for personal financial management, investing, and budgeting, but what about your feelings about money? Are you intimate with your money, or is money a necessary evil? Jessie Susannah Karnatz, aka The Money Witch, will tell you that your finances don’t need willpower; they need love. So it’s to your advantage to be more responsive and intimate with your money. Jessie Susannah wrote the book MONEY MAGIC: PRACTICAL WISDOM AND EMPOWERING RITUALS TO HEAL YOUR FINANCES. She brings capitalism-critical, shame-free education to healers, hustlers, and creatives to catalyze change in their financial lives. She’s not messing around. But it’s your money!

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VBB 236 Gifty Surbeh Dunn

VBB 236: Gifty Serbeh-Dunn — How One Woman Created A Vibrant Economy For Women In Ghana!

Throughout March, International Women’s Month, it’s been one conversation after another with inspirational women born, living, or working globally in China, India, Iran, and Puerto Rico. Today a visit to Ghana, Africa. Gifty Serbeh-Dunn is co-founder of Baraka Shea Butter and owner of Shea Butter Market in Victoria, Canada, but what she has created for the women in her home village epitomizes what International Women’s Month is all about — women standing up for women.

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VBB 233 Ahilya Mehta

VBB 233 Ahilya Mehta: Is Gender Equality Possible In Old World India?

Ahilya Mehta is not yet 30 years old, but she is a former co-founder of Aara woman’s health clinic and is currently an entrepreneur-in-residence at Nua women’s wellness start-up in Mumbai, India. Ahilya graduated from Wellesley College in the US and worked as an IT consultant in San Francisco before completing an entrepreneurship fellowship program for female and non-binary first-time founders. “My interest in women’s health and women, in general, started when I spent four months working in a tribal village in Rajasthan helping victims of domestic abuse. That experience exposed me to the inequalities among women in India.”

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Finding Dr. Candise Lin

I was doing serious “show research” — aka, mindless scrolling social media when I saw this: “If you are a woman, single, over 30, living in China, you’re called….” Called what? Curiosity got me, so I hunted down the page author and found a woman with a BA in Psychology, a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, and a Cantonese / Mandarin mentor who uses pop culture — Instagram and TikTok — as teaching tools. Meet Dr. Candise Lin, born in Guangzhou, China. She does reveal what they call mature unmarried women in China, and as an International Women’s Month Bonus, also where to find the best husbands on the planet.

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