For years the conversation around women and wealth has centred on the gender pay gap in the workforce, but is that really the only reason why women are earning significantly less than men? Today’s guest is here to answer that question and give amazing insight into why women are statistically the poorer sex. Annabelle Williams joins me today from the United Kingdom and is a financial journalist and newly published author.
Annabelle has had two weekly columns in The Times of London and has recently released her first book, Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It, which explores the inequality in money and wealth between the sexes. It includes examples from all over the world including large sections focused on North America.
Annabelle gave such amazing hard-hitting facts and statistics on why women have historically been unable to attain the same wealth as men. We talked about several topics that are more thoroughly discussed in her new book, but topics covered today include why women are often the ones paying more for things because of societal pressures and norms that men don’t have to contend with and how ownership and leadership roles are two of the biggest factors in the pay gap.
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For this week’s episode, I have the pleasure of welcoming the founder of Clever Girl Finance, Bola Sokunbi. Clever Girl Finance is one of the largest financial education platforms in the U.S, which is centred around empowering women to achieve financial wellness and live life on their own terms. In this episode, topics range from the importance of women investing, to the need for the financial education space to hear more from minorities.
As well as the founder of Clever Girl Finance, Bola is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), finance expert, bestselling author, and speaker. Her third book Clever Girl Finance: The Side Hustle Guide comes out in June 2021.
Investing and financial advice have long been dominated by an older generation of men that tends to not account for the barriers that women face in their financial journey. Today’s episode highlights why that needs to change and why women need to prioritize their wealth-building journey. Bola also urges the financial community to move forward with more empathy.
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This week’s episode seems more relevant than ever since we’ve been living during a pandemic and that’s why I’m so glad I get to share it with you all. My guest this week is the author of the newly released book The Seven Deadly Economic Sins, James Otteson. Our conversation explores everything from the impact of generational wealth to the economic history behind it.
James has an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He’s currently the John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of Business Ethics in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. His specialties include moral philosophy, the history of economic thought, and business ethics.
Our conversation delves into the relationship between philosophy and economics and what kind of impact that has in the real world. James echoes a lot of my own feelings of wealth, in that it is a tool and not an end goal. This episode is full of food for thought, as is his new book and so I hope it gives you something to chew on today.
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On today’s podcast, I’m interviewing entrepreneur, Dragon investor, and new podcast host Manjit Minhas! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t starstruck while interviewing Manjit since I am a huge fan of CBC’s Dragon’s Den. I couldn’t be more excited to share with you our conversation from how she became an entrepreneur as a young engineering student, to behind the scenes of Dragon’s Den as well as her newest venture as host of her podcast, The Manjit Minhas Podcast.
Manjit Minhas is the co-founder and owner of Minhas Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries with her brother Ravinder Minhas. Since starting her business at the ripe age of 19 years old, Manjit has gone on to grow her business portfolio, which includes over 30 Canadian businesses stemming from the 6 seasons she’s been a Dragon investor on CBC’s Dragon’s Den.
In November 2020 she decided to hit record on her conversations with fellow business leaders and CEOs by way of her podcast, “The Manjit Minhas Podcast” so that she could share their stories and insights into achieving success. She currently resides in Calgary, from which she was born and raised with her husband and two young daughters.
Manjit believes there isn’t one set path to becoming an entrepreneur and her story is a great example of that. As long as you’re keen to learn and have the self-awareness to know what you don’t know then you’re already on the right path. I hope you find today’s episode just as inspiring as I did when I recorded it!
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