June 28th, 2020
Week 14 of the COVID-19 series features Danielle Desir.
Danielle is the founder of WOC (Women of Colour) Podcasters, travel and personal finance blogger, podcaster, and author of 2 books (with a 3rd on the way).
In this episode we discussed Danielle's COVID-19 experience so far, starting with her trip to China in December 2019 just before the pandemic; her level of anxiety about leaving the house (which I understand well), let alone travelling anywhere during this time; and, why it's more important now than ever to have a space for women of colour podcasters.
Danielle will be back to tell her full personal finance story on a future episode, but in the meantime, if you want to hear more about her background, please check out this episode of the Money Nerds podcast (hosted by my pal Whitney Hansen):
Danielle's Blog: https://thoughtcard.com/
Danielle's Podcast: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/
WOC Podcasters: https://wocpodcasters.co/
Danielle's Book about Iceland: https://thoughtcard.com/iceland-travel-guide/
Danielle's Book about affording travel: https://thoughtcard.com/affording-travel-book/
June 21st, 2020
Week 13 of the COVID-19 series features Jackie Porter
Jackie is a Canadian CFP, author of "Single by Choice or Chance", financial confidant, and recent winner of the Mackenzie Investments award for "Female Trailblazer of the Year".
In this episode we discussed:
-Jackie's book and the importance of financial empowerment.
-COVID-19 stories from Jackie's financial planning clients and how "we're all in this together but differently".
-The importance of being able to pivot and constantly having "beginner's mind" and learning experiences in business and in life.
-Jackie's personal experience with racism in her industry and personal life and how she has been impacted by the anti-racist protests going on in the world right now.
Jackie will be back to tell her full personal finance story on a future episode, but in the meantime, if you want to hear more about her background, please check out this episode of the Mind Your Business podcast:
June 14th, 2020
Week 12 of the COVID-19 series features Kassandra Dasent.
Kassandra currently lives in Florida, was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada (Montreal).
In this episode we discuss Kassandra's experience with COVID-19 so far, and how it has affected her ability to see her mother in Montreal, and her step-child in Trinidad. We also discuss the current anti-racist protests around the world, Kassandra's experience with explicit and implicit racism in her own life, and what we can all do to help change the way Black people are viewed in the US, Canada and everywhere.
Kassandra will be back to tell her personal finance story on a future episode, but in the meantime, if you want to hear her story, please check out these podcast episodes:
For more about the Black Tax, check out this interview on Journey To Launch with Shawn Rochester:
June 7th, 2020
Week 11 of the COVID-19 series features Kara Perez from Austin, Texas.
Kara's business Bravely Go was all about live in-person events, until the pandemic hit and she had to figure out how to pivot her business. Kara decided to create an online event called the Financial Feminist Summit, which was at the end of May 2020 and attracted 3,300 registrants. In the episode, Kara and Beau talk about the Summit, feminism, racism, intersectionality, and what the future holds for the events industry.