Women Acquiring Assets

Anika Jackson

Welcome to the podcast all about Women's health, wealth and well-being. Women’s Wealth is growing faster than Men’s. As women and the next generation rise in financial power, Women will fundamentally change the meaning of legacy. Women – as singles, mothers, wives, or widows – need access to a full continuum of opportunities to save, invest and preserve financial assets so they can build a better future for themselves and their families. We also need tools for physical and emotional health and well-being. Join us on a journey of discovery of all of the factors and tools we as women can use to enhance our lives. read less

Guest Addie Elabor- Founder and CEO of D’IYANU
Jun 30 2021
Guest Addie Elabor- Founder and CEO of D’IYANU
Adesola (Addie) Elabor is the founder and CEO of D’IYANU, an African inspired apparel brand based in Philadelphia, PA.  Addie was born in Nigeria and moved to the U.S with her family at the age of six. As with most children new to a foreign environment, she struggled to fit into the American lifestyle with new foods, vocabulary, and culture. As she grew older, she learned to accept and embrace her uniqueness and African roots. She graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK with a Bachelor’s in International Business and French. It was in college where she solidified her life’s goal of creating a business that would enable her to give back to the African community. Her first job after graduating was with an online store called Pet Food Direct where she worked in the merchandising and subsequently the purchasing department. Little did she know that the experience gained at this company would prove beneficial to her future business endeavors. While working at Pet Food Direct, she started a master’s program in International Marketing. Upon completion of her Master’s degree and unable to find a job in the marketing field, she decided to launch her own business. Seeing an opportunity for a ready-to-wear African inspired line and seeking to express her heritage through clothing, Addie launched D’IYANU in January 2014 from her little studio apartment in King of Prussia, PA.  Addie currently works out of the D’IYANU headquarter in Norristown, PA along with her brother, Dara Ajayi and 16 other employees. When she is not working on her business, she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling, and trying new activities. She’s passionate about self-development and empowering her community. Since launching D’IYANU, she has made it a priority to donate a portion of revenue to charities empowering the black community and providing clean water and education to underdeveloped countries. D’IYANU has been able to donate over $35,000 to date.
Guest Dr. Pamela Larde, Holistic Institute for Creative Life Change
May 5 2021
Guest Dr. Pamela Larde, Holistic Institute for Creative Life Change
Pamela is an associate professor of qualitative research and higher education at Mercer University, a fellow of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, and a certified life coach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a master’s degree in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University.Her research focuses on interpersonal relationships, self-motivation, inspiration, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. She is the founder of Tandem Light Press, a publishing company, and the Holistic Institute for Creative Life Change. She facilitates speaking engagements and training sessions for audiences across the country. Additionally, she has written three books, has contributed chapters to scholarly publications, and presents her research extensively for national and international audiences.The bulk of Dr. Pamela’s career has been spent in higher education, where she has fourteen years of professional experience. As a student affairs professional, she received training in suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, and substance abuse counseling. After completing her master’s degree in College Student Affairs, Dr. Pamela pursued her Ph.D. to better position herself to help develop leadership skills in others, particularly with the desire to help people live fulfilling, purpose-driven lives. As a member of Mercer University’s Educational Leadership faculty, the opportunity to utilize key coaching skills to compliment her work with students compelled her to pursue life coach certification in 2011. By seeking out the experience of seasoned experts and drawing upon her own holistic leadership background and curriculum development experience, Dr. Pamela launched the Academy of Creative Coaching. Her vision for the Academy of Creative Coaching is to offer a life-changing certification program that not only trains, but that also transforms. Thus, through the empowerment of the Academy’s graduates, they will in turn, empower the coachees they have the ability to touch through their own coaching practices and through the testimonies of their own lives.
Guest Buffany Hunter, 2020 - 2021 JLLA President
Apr 14 2021
Guest Buffany Hunter, 2020 - 2021 JLLA President
Buffany N. Hunter is the President of the Junior League of Los Angeles, one of Los Angeles’ most recognizable, largest, and oldest women’s civic leadership organizations.As an entrepreneur and transformative change-promoter, Buffany has dedicated 15 plus years’ to inspiring and leading strategic initiatives and organizational change in local government and the nonprofit sector. She is a communications consultant who has also held positions with the City of Santa Monica, University of California, Los Angeles, and the United Negro College Fund, among other public sector organizations.Over the years, Buffany has established a brand as a strategic and critical thinker specializing in organizational development, policy, and finance. She draws on her lived experience and allows her commitment to women’s leadership, collaboration, community, and diversity to drive her work. And when promoting community change, Buffany prioritizes economic development, education, social justice, and housing.She has served in various participant and leadership roles with the City of Santa Monica, Cal Alumni Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Empowerment Congress, and her local assembly districts. Buffany graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and minors in African American Studies and Education. And from the USC Sol School of Public Policy, Buffany earned a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Financial Management.
Guest Maya Garnett, Founder P.R.O.M.I.S.E. (her) Nonprofit
Mar 18 2021
Guest Maya Garnett, Founder P.R.O.M.I.S.E. (her) Nonprofit
P.R.O.M.I.S.E.(HER)INC. is a woman and girl nonprofit dedicated to breaking down generational barriers while building up generational wealth.Why/how did you start your company? | I started my company because I wanted to bring change and a new perspective to life for those who have chosen a different path in life outside of the traditional one that we are accustom too. I wanted others to get a second chance at Life and providing them with all the necessary tools to have fun but also become educated on Major life skills that are not always taught in schools. Also, life skills that were never taught based on the lack of knowledge from generation to generation. I wanted this organization to be someone's second chance to get it right and heal the internal while molding the external.How does your company make a difference? | My organization allows women and girls to become accepting of who they are and to use their personal lives to bring change to themselves and others. It gives them the opportunity to Understand themselves, their behaviors and let them become educated on using life skills earlier in life to help benefit them long term. Our organization Breaks down generational Barriers and build up Generational Wealth. And we allow you to decide what your level of wealth and success is and provide you the tools to making those things possible. We want to put dreaming back in the eyes of those who have lost hope and help others who have hope to continue holding on to it.
Guest Tahanee Sayyid, Author of Lust Now, Cry Later Relationship Expert Everything Girls Love
Mar 3 2021
Guest Tahanee Sayyid, Author of Lust Now, Cry Later Relationship Expert Everything Girls Love
Author and relationship columnist, Tahanee Sayyid, offers women logical resolutions, methods and suggestions for accomplishing positive outcomes in their relationships. Although Tahanee understands the human need and desire to interact, connect andbehave with others, she also believes that a person does not need companionship to attain happiness, and thrive in life. Tahanee is also the host and creator of the YouTube series, “Bedroom, Busters and Bites.”Her passion for writing landed her a writing position with Yandy Smith-Harris’, star of VH1’s“Love & Hip-Hop: New York,” “Everything Girls Love” magazine. Tahanee is employed as acomputer operations technician in the education field, where she enjoys a 15-year career.Tahanee communicates the significance of self-awareness, respect, dignity and love for family,friends and the Creator while engaging with the public at churches, fundraisers, AIDS awareness events and colleges such as Gaudette College, Howard University and University of Maryland University College.Tahanee is featured on various media platforms, including print, podcast, social media and radio, such as “Madame Noire” magazine, the “Stafford Sun Newspaper,” “The Renee Adams Show” and “Unapologetically Us.” Tahanee consistently communicates the importance of self-love and having standards in her books, YouTube series and interviews. She also reminds others of the following message: “Never give up on your hope and dreams because it is NEVER too late!”