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Life’s Plot Twists and New Beginnings: Reggie Sison

Future Goals as a Writer Career Defining Moments How To Handle Criticism and Take Care of Mental Health Ways To Handle Rejections Messages for the Youth What Role Has Writing Played in Your Growth Personally and Professionally? What Are Your Future Goals as a Writer? Writing is something that I see myself doing for the rest of my life. I believe we've all been asked, "What would you do if you didn't have to work?  And, even before I became …

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Paving the Path for Women in Finance | The Journey of Monique Frederick

Growing Up in Finance The Beginning of Financial Advocacy Being a Leader Work-Life Balance in Performing Arts Message to the Youth “Don’t let society put you in a box and dictate what you do with your life.” Growing up, I never considered gender as a barrier to a career in finance. My father, who was also in the financial services, would teach me about finance or ask me to write down the closing prices for specific stocks listed on the …

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Use Your Opportunities for the Social Welfare of the World Paul Smith

Use Your Opportunities for the Social Welfare of the World | Paul Smith

What Has Your Journey Been Like? The Launch of SustainFinance in Era of Profit Focus The Most Challenging Aspect Vision for Future Top Tips for Young People Paul Smith shares his journey from being a history major to starting his own financial firm and his thoughts on the role of youth in revolutionizing the world. Please describe how you decided to pursue finance after studying for a master’s in history. What has your journey been like?  When I began studying …

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How Saving and Investing Can Help Women Achieve Financial Independence

“Only 18% of retirement-age women can pass a basic quiz on how to make a nest egg last in retirement,” according to the Retirement Income Literacy Survey from the American College of Financial Services. A lack of practical knowledge and understanding of how, when, and where to prudently manage money for the future is a foundational barrier to the empowerment of women. This article was originally published on allbusiness. Read More
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Elizabeth Irungu, CFA: The Power of Intellect, Confidence and Sheer Determination

About Elizabeth Irungu Expanding the Horizons Elizabeth Irungu shares her incredible journey of facing all the odds, undertaking new challenges, pursuing CFA, and becoming a woman of excellence along the course. I come from a humble background, having spent the majority of my childhood in Central Kenya. As I grew up in years, my love for education grew as well. With the support of a father who was an educator, I embarked upon a career journey that is both beautiful and …

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The Story of Aditya Arora: The Youngest Padma Shri Nominee

The Love for Entrepreneurship Helping Others The Power of Education Sources of Happiness Aditya Arora, an Angel Investor, a Public Speaker, and the Youngest Padma Shri Nominee shares his journey towards youth leadership. “Ever since childhood, I had a drive to stand apart from others.” I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Studying finance and investment in college further fuelled this passion. I started interning with Faad during my college days. My role included documenting people’s experiences and writing blogs …

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Vern Hayden: Celebrating the Power of Women & Celebrating Inclusivity

Experiences Career as a Chairman Role of Men Vern's Inspiration Vern Hayden talks about how important it is to recognize and celebrate the abilities of women and how some of them have had a profound impact on his life. It has always been my belief that women possess a unique skill set, and men can learn a lot from that. Over the past six decades of my career, I have worked with many terrific, dedicated women who are very good at what …

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Pushing Boundaries and Owning Her Truth: Taynia Vakapuna

About Taynia Vakapuna Starting at Everspire “Have the courage to be disliked.” Despite what others might think, I have come to accept that there’s no harm and no foul when it comes to principles and pure intentions. I believe, it is our responsibility to ensure that those decisions are right for us, and that they genuinely support the well-being of our loved ones. Doing what is right is more important than being liked by every person that crosses my path. …

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